Thursday, September 07, 2006

I've got a Sizzle sizing question too.

My questions is similar to the previous one, but slightly different. :D

I'm also a 36 bust measurement. I plan on wearing this over another shirt. Like a collared button down. So should I go up to the 39? Or will that be too much excess fabric? I like things to hug the body, but you know, not be to trashy. ;)


Emily said...

I'm not a part of the SKC but I do keep an eye on it--hope it's OK to post here! I made sizzle a few weeks ago (with shine sport from and I am a solid 36" chest (maybe even 37" realistically). I made the 34" and it is very snug. I wouldn't be able to fit another shirt under it, I know that much.

You may want to adapt the pattern slightly to end up with more room in the chest area. It does fit well on the bottom though, and I do have a little bit of a gut.

Hope that helps a little bit!

Wendy said...

...Plus, it depends totally on the yarn you use!

Sarah said...

I'd do the larger size - shirts can take up quite a lot of room underneath, as I found out when I made a vest not long ago (it's now destined for the frog pond and may be reborn again as a sizzle)

Valkryie Knit this said...

ah, yes... the yarn. I was thinking maybe a wool. LIke cascade 220. Since it's winter 97% of the time here, and I'm always cold, wool would be my happy choice. I know this will change the drape of the finished garment. Maybe I'll play around with it a bit.

Heather said...

If you want something warm and soft that has good drape and will work for this (at least my swatch tells me it will!) you could go with KnitPicks Andean Treasure. I am itching to cast on, but need to finish up a dishcloth that I was using my needles for! OY!

Valkryie Knit this said...

Oo! I like that idea! I tihnk I have a tone of that sitting around in my yarn craft room.

It's in wild rose. I may have to swatch tonight! :D Thanks so much!