So in keeping with our reading patterns, I
have written up an pretend pattern. So you’re knitting a baby sweater and it’s advance beginner.
I didn’t fill in size but imagine that it’s, you know, fitting a baby that’s three to six
months, six to nine, twelve to eighteen. So you’re are going to have to decide what size
you’re going to make and when you’re making it for the baby and how big that baby will
be. It’s going to give you measurements, the actual physical if you took a tape measurer
and measured the baby measurements. That’s important for you to maybe measure who it’s
going to or sometimes yarn stores can have a chart of average baby measurements or anybody
measurements. Then it’s going to have the knitted measurements which is how it’s going
to knit up and how big it’ll be when it’s finished. Okay, and of course that’s going
to be if it measures up when it’s knit to gauge which is if you’re getting the stitches
to the inch the pattern called for. Now knitted measurements will be anywhere from zero inches
bigger than the measurements that you’ve done with the tape measure or three to six inches
bigger. That depends on if you want no ease where it’s fitted or relaxed where it’s a
couple of inches bigger than yourself or oversized where it’s a lot bigger than yourself. That
you’ll find in the fitted measurements versus the knitted measurements.