Let’s Get Started-How to measure your neck
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A couple of people have asked me the best way to measure the back of your neck. The back neck measurement is taken above the shoulder, I'd say above the last bone in your spine. Mine is about 5 inches. you only measure the back, not the sides. It may help to have someone do it for you. If you can't measure the back of your neck, or if the sweater is not for you, you can always use a shirt with the size neck opening that you want and measure the back part of that.
Once you have your neck measurements you use it for the calculations at the beginning of the template–your foundation chain does not equal the full circumference of the neck opening. You won't have completed the neck opening until you join your work to form the V several rows later…
Questions? Keep 'em coming!