Sunday, January 21, 2007


In the book, the sweaters are listed by finished dimensions, I think. Is that right? I'm trying to figure out how much ease he needs, but he doesn't have any similar sorts of sweaters to measure, just sweatshirts. What is typical...2 inches? 4 inches?

1 comment:

Amy D. said...

Hi Colleen,

I think the general rule-of-thumb is 2 inches of ease for a close fit, 4 for regular fit, and 6 for "oversized" fit. I always go for 5 to 6, myself, but I have a tall, skinny guy-friend who wears his sweaters 10 inches bigger, and they look great.

I think that thin people can get away with that potato sack look whereas larger people, like me, need to pay a little more attention so we don't look so sloppy.

Hope this helps!

BTW, Colleen, I never thanked you for turning me on to Feibing's Leather Dye and Feibing's Suede dye.... Changed my life!