. . . Sweden.
Gotcha! You thought I was gonna say Denmark, didn’t you?
I’m referring to what seem to be discrepancies in the sizing for Klaralund. Katherine blogged about it here. If you haven’t already, go read it. I’ll wait.
Yeah, I worked out the math too. And came up with the same conclusions before reading Katherine’s post.
I’ll be willing to concede that the finished bust measurement may well be correct in the pattern, given the way it is constructed. I’m assuming the bust is measured across where you have attached the sleeves to make the yoke. (If you look at the photo of Klaralund you’ll see what I mean. I posted it a few days ago — scroll down.) And if so, it’s an estimate at best — where does the body end and the sleeve begin?
But . . . there is no schematic with the pattern. And no mention of what the bottom edge measures. I was thinking of making the size 38″. But if knitted to gauge and according to the pattern, that gives you a sweater that’s 36″ around the bottom. And according to the pattern, the sweater is 22.5″ long, so it would hit me at the top hip and be tight. That’s so not the part of my anatomy that I want to draw attention to. If all this is indeed correct, the sweater is narrower at the hip than the bust. I don’t know about you, but that’s not how I’m shaped. And not how the sweater looks in the photo. But it’s hard to tell — the model is sitting down and the sweater looks like it’s pulled back on her shoulders.
Let’s shoot the photo stylist.
The size 41″ gives you an actual circumference of 38″ around the bottom. I think I’m going to make that size, and make it a bit shorter, so it doesn’t hit right at the hip. And I’ll do my darnedest to make sure that the bust measurement of my sweater is a lot closer to 38″ than 41″.
Anyhow, I’ve emailed the designer with my questions. Stay tuned.
A question in the comments about the Critter Knitters project. Liz posted an update on her blog last week — check it out here. The response to this project has been overwhelming and we are totally blown away by its success!
Speaking of Critter Knitters
That is a blanket for Critter Knitters that Lucy’s Daddy is knitting in the photo from yesterday. He started it on July 23 and is more than halfway done — finished size will be approximately 22″ square. I just taught him to knit on July 16. He’s made amazing progress.
No, this blanket will not be finished in time for our knit-along, but I don’t think Lucy’s Daddy is interested in any of the raffle prizes anyhow. When the blanket is done, we’ll send it on to Critter Knitters ourselves.
I’ve finished the back, and the front is almost done as well. Up next, armbands and neckband.
Fun Fun Fun!
I am taking the day off work today and going to Knit Happens. The Sasha Kagan color workshop is this afternoon — should be great fun!
I first heard of Sasha Kagan when I bought The Sasha Kagan Sweater Book (now OOP, I believe) in 1984. It blew me away. Not my style of knitting, but completely different from anything I’d seen previously. I almost wore the book out poring over the pages. And I did knit my own version of one of the designs in it. Pictured in this blog entry.
So all in all, I’m very much looking forward to the workshop today!
Please, dahling. I am a supermodel. I was featured on Digital Yarn yesterday.