Calculating Ease

Some of your knitted measurements should be a few inches larger than the actual body measurements, be too tight. The difference between body measurements and knit measurements is called ease.

or the garment will

Things to consider when calculating ease are whether the sweater will be worn you're aiming toward a tight or tailored fit or a more loose and boxy fit. You can

over a shirt or other clothing and whether use the table below as a guideline.

What Size to Knit?

Actual Body Measurement

Finished Measurements

Chest

Tight Fit

Tailored Fit

Normal Fit

Loose Fit

Oversized Fit

21 in.-22 in.

20

n.

22

n.

24

n.

26 in.

27

in.-28 in.

23 in.-24 in.

22

n.

24

n.

26

n.

28 in.

29

in.-30 in.

25 in.-26 in.

24

n.

26

n.

28

n.

30 in.

31

in.-32 in.

27 in.-28 in.

26

n.

28

n.

30

n.

32 in.

33

in.-34 in.

29 in-30 in.

28

n.

30

n.

32

n.

34 in.

35

in.-36 in.

31 in.-32 in.

30

n.

32

n.

34

n.

36 in.

37

in.-38 in.

33 in.-34 in.

32

n.

34

n.

36

n.

38 in.

39

in.-40 in.

35 in.-36 in.

34

n.

36

n.

38

n.

40 in.

41

in.-42 in.

37 in.-38 in.

36

n.

38

n.

40

n.

42 in.

43

in.-44 in.

39 in.-40 in.

38

n.

40

n.

42

n.

44 in.

45

in.-46 in.

41 in.-42 in.

40

n.

42

n.

44

n.

46 in.

47

in.-48 in.

43 in.-44 in.

42

n.

44

n.

46

n.

48 in.

49

in.-50 in.

45 in.-46 in.

44

n.

46

n.

48

n.

50 in.

51

in.-52 in.

47 in.-48 in.

46

n.

48

n.

50

n.

52 in.

53

in.-54 in.

49 in.-50 in.

48

n.

50

n.

52

n.

54 in.

55

in.-56 in.

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