Perfect Fit: Crochet Sweater Gallery, Part II

Welcome to Part II of our crocheted Sweater Gallery.
In last week’s newsletter, I explored how the Butterscotch Cardigan fit four women with different figures.
This week, let's look at two more sweaters.

First let’s look at the Aubrey Jacket from the Winter 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet. This jacket is a top-down raglan worked in Tunisian crochet.

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This jacket fits Sharon beautifully, though it could be a shade longer. To do so, Sharon could move the waist shaping down or simply add length at the hem. 
  This is a fine fit on Erin. The waist shaping nicely skims her waist, and the bottom of the jacket ends just above the widest point of her hip.
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On Sarah the waist shaping falls perfectly and the jacket ends nicely at her hip. But the bulky yarn and wide collar overwhelms Sarah’s petite frame. Making the collar shorter would reduce some bulk.
  On me the Aubrey Jacket is too long, hitting me about 2 inches below the widest point of my hip and the waist shaping begins too far down my torso. I would begin the waist shaping sooner (since it's worked top-down) and make it shorter at the hem.


Now let's look at the Forest Flower Pullover from the Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet. Worked in linked crochet from top to bottom, this garment is shaped at the hem with a clever length of chain.

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The length is perfect on Sharon. She would want to alter the circumference of the sleeves.

  The motif edge is very flattering on Erin. And with 2" of negative ease, this pullover looks great on Erin. The pullover is a bit short on Erin. To lengthen it, she can add to the number of foundation stitches.
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The sleeves on this sweater work perfectly for Sarah. To ease fit at the hip, she can extend the length of the chains at the hem opening.
  I love the fit of this sweater! Of course, I'll need to shorten it a bit by working fewer foundation stitches.


Modifying a garment to fit your body may seem scary at first, but it's amazing what even a little tweak can do to create unique garments shaped just for you.

Best wishes,

Toni

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