January 23, 2005
Re-sizing, aka, grumble
Time for a little venting. Adrienne Vittadini sweater. Sizing. Grumble.
I took out a few of my favorite sweaters and measured their bust at underarm and length to shoulder. They are all a little different, but I think for my (soon to be) AV sweater, I want the bust to be 36.5-37", and length to shoulder to be 22-22.5".
Now it becomes complicated. The AV sweater pattern is written for 35, 39, 43, 47, 51" bust measurement. So already I'm going to have to adjust the width of the sweater. But this is not the biggest problem considering this: the sweater pattern is written for 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25" length-to-shoulder measurements. Who are these people with such long torsos? (This isn't true of all AV patterns; others in the book are closer to my desired sweater length) Because the body of the sweater is shaped, it's not just a matter of making it shorter. I'm going to have to take some measurements and probably compare this sweater pattern to others in the book, and then make some serious adjustments. Grumble.