We are really working hard each day at Stitch Cleveland. Our interns are helping with the new pattern line Megan and I are doing, and because we’re covering such a broad range of sizes (XS to 3X) from the ground up, we’re doing separate slopers for every size to make sure the fit for both knitted and sewn items is dependable. The bust and related measurements are derived from the womens’ Yarn Standards dimensions as closely as we can, since so many knit designers and publications are using those sizes as a standard.
My goal is this: if you know your measurements, you will immediately know what size to knit or sew without relying on some magical number (Am I a size zero or a XS? And what about those crazy negative sizes some designers started doing — what’s up with that?) Personally, I have such crazy broad shoulders in relation to my bust that I always have to size up with standard patterns, which leaves excess fabric flapping around under my arms. Very annoying, and if you’ve read Big Girl Knits — which you should, no matter what size you are — not flattering at all.
So, as best we can, we’re going to try to solve some sizing problems by relying on actual bodily measurements and not some made up numbers or size classifications. The word “Garanimals” came up at one point, and I laughed so hard, stuff almost came out my nose.
And as for the Knitgrrl Show:
- Don’t forget to tune in at 2:00 Eastern for the show tomorrow. The phone number currently listed on our host channel page is (718) 664-9504, but I’m not sure if it might change, so click over and check before dialing. If you’d rather ask questions using AIM, I’ll have it turned on an hour before the show begins, so send your questions to knitgrrlshow. Be sure to include your name, city and state.
- When you call using a landline or cell phone, you will automatically be placed into a call queue from which I can take callers. While the show is live, a “Click to Talk” button will appear on our host channel page, and you can use that to call in via VoIP with your computer and its microphone.
- Whatever method you choose, we’ll look forward to talking to guest Nikol Lohr and you tomorrow at 2:00!
p.s. don’t forget Nikol is quite the spinner, too, so you can ask her questions about that as well!