Knitting patterns list the measurements relating to the sizes included in the instructions. These measurements usually indicate the finished sizes of the knitted garment. Different designers use unique templates based on their idea of what fits a certain age or size range; also, older books may have a completely different mode of sizing. As a result, the best way to figure out what size to knit for yourself or for someone else is to take body measurements, if possible. Then you can decide whether you want the garment to have a loose, comfortable fit, or a snug, tailored fit. You then check your measurements against the pattern's finished measurements and make your choice.
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