Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I'm new to posting here, but I've been lurking working on the CDR for awhile now. You can read the details on my blog. I just finished the first skein (brown sheep cotton fleece, in lime light), and am up to the point where I have to decide which size to make it.

I measured my store bought sweaters - they seem to be about 36" or 37". I'm worried that the 38" will be too big, and the 34" will be too small. However, my gauge is off at 5st to the inch instead of 5.25 (fell victim to the "swatch on straight needles while the project is on circs" problem). So, doing the math, right now my sweater measures 36" at the bust. I'm going to try it on tonight to see if it fits. If it does, that means I have to do more calculations to figure out the waist cabling. As it stands now, I can do 11 waist cables, but there would be no k2 ribbing between the cables. If the 36" is too small, I can go up to almost 37" by adding the k2 border around the diamond cable. Thoughts?


amanda said...

Cara, I generally make things to fit my 34" size. For this, I did the 31 1/4" size (thinking there was some ease) and it turned out perfect. I would try 1 size smaller. Once you get to the yoke, you can try it on and see how it fits and do more increases if needed. good luck!

Cara said...

Thanks! Trying on the sweater at 36″ was a bit difficult to manage with only two hands - it was hard to see if the sides of the front and back pieces closed up without being too snug. I think it did stretch a bit too much, so I’m going to try it on when it gets to 37″.