• Members 4 posts
    Nov. 7, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

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  • Members 4 posts
    Nov. 11, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

    Well, I got as far as knitting in the round and decided to try it on. It was too narrow from shoulder to shoulder.
    My original measurements were of my upper chest.
    I have made a new pattern using the chest measurement as recommended in the directions. I can see from the pattern schematic that the shoulder width is now wider.

  • Nov. 11, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

    Oh dear! You may have stopped too soon. The shoulders seem very narrow until you get part way down the sleeve caps because the tops of the caps add extra width, just as you see in the schematic. It is really hard to tell how well it is going to fit right after you start knitting in the round.

    One way to check whether the pattern width is right for you is to add the neck width and twice the shoulder width in the schematic to get the shoulder width from virtual seam to virtual seam. Then measure that amount across your shoulders or on a snug fitting t-shirt. If it comes to the point straight up from the armpits or from (actual) seam to seam on the t-shirt, then it is okay. Let me know what you find because I got convinced in the workshop that the upper chest measurement would probably be a better measurement. I need to know which to recommend to other women.

    Thanks!

    Frank

  • Members 4 posts
    Nov. 11, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

    I did knit several rows of the sleeve caps before I checked the fit.
    If this current pattern measurement gives me a fit that is too wide across the shoulders then I may take the average of my upper chest and my full chest.

    Eager to see what happens.