Compare Your Personal Size to Your Wardrobe Size
Place the two pages of measurements you've taken side-by-side.
First of all, you'll notice that most likely none of the garment measurements match your body measurements precisely.
Put the CYC Woman Size Chart next to the Wardrobe Size measurements and see if they are close to any of the sizes they give.
Are they the sizes you thought they would be?
TAKE A DEEP BREATH, and place your Body Measurement Page next to the CYC Fit Chart/Ease page you've printed out.
Add your chest measurement number
number the CYC gives as the amount of ease that you prefer
and what do you get?
VOILA! The measurement of your favorite pullover!
Do the same thing with your shell and cardigan. Do we see a theme developing here?
As in, what's the secret to choosing the SIZE you need to make to actually FIT you?
Your *SIZE* is the pattern size whose width measurement is closest to the width measurement of your similar, favorite garment!
Your favorite garments are templates for the new, hand-knitted garments that you intend to make!
BONUS: You can place your garment-in-progress on top of your favorite garment to check for size accuracy throughout the knitting process and you'll have more and more successes under your belt in no time at all!
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