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Old 02-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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2 to 3 inches negative wearing ease
I am trying to figure out which size will work for me and there is the Note: This garment is made with 2 to 3 inches negative wearing ease for a close, body-conscious fit in the bust area.

I have seen this type of note before but never was sure how this works......

can someone explain it to me...

bust choices are: 30 1/4, 35 3/4, 41 1/4. how does the note affect these options, i need for about 36 1/2 bust.

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Old 02-01-2009, 04:41 PM   #2
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I'd do the 35 3/4" size, and then perhaps switch to a slightly smaller needle at the bust if necessary. If you can try it on as you knit it, it makes it easier...

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Negative ease means the item will measure smaller than your bust size. That won't mean it's too small - if you measure many of the storebought sweaters you like the fit of, they may well be smaller than your bust size, and sweaters often look better with a little negative ease. This pattern has a good 4" between sizes, so I'd say go for the 35 3/4 for you too. That will give you about an inch of negative ease.
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