What does actual measurement mean in knitting?
This measurement consists of the suggested range of sizes or age for the pattern featured and the actual finished measurement of the design(s). Deciding which size to make can often create a dilemma.
How do you measure yarn when knitting?
Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy
- Number of skeins called for in the pattern × yards per skein = total yards needed for the pattern.
- Total yards needed for the pattern ÷ yards per skein of your chosen yarn = number of skeins you need (round up to the nearest whole number, if necessary)
Where do you measure bust on a sweater?
The bust is probably the measurement that is asked for the most with tops. You take the measurement across the chest of the garment, from side seam to sides seam. It goes across the garment directly under the armpits, where the side seam meets the sleeve.
How do you measure a yoke in knitting?
Measure diagonally from neck to underarm — running your measuring tape from wherever the top of your raglan seam will hit you down to your underarm — and take that lower measurement from about an inch or two below your actual underarm.
How should a sweater fit a woman?
Ideally a sweater should sit just below the belt line. Certainly, no more than 5cm (2 inches) lower than this. Or you risk looking dumpy and disproportionate. All big body and short, stumpy legs.