Wednesday, September 06, 2006

sizzle between sizes

I am excited to be joining this, my first, KAL. It is a stashbuster for me...I am getting gauge on discontinued Berroco Linet on #6 needles. A question for Wendy, or you all, what to do if you are between sizes? Up or down? My "bust" measurement for regular sweaters is 36, and for things not sexy I aim for a finished size of about 40. Sizzle lists for 34 and for 39. I'm busty but thin under so I'm thinking the 34 so that there isn't an ocean of fabric around my waist for this sexy little number. Hope to start a blog this weekend, so I can post finished items, Sizzle progress, etc. Any thoughts on Sizzle size or free blogging (consider that I am still in technological dark ages with a dial up)?

6 comments:

Robin said...

I would make the 34 - I tend to think smaller usually works better, especially for sleeveless little tops like that.

Congrats on the blog! I just started mine at the end of May and it has been alot of fun. I recommend getting a flickr account for your pictures - this is the best thing that has come along for me.

Sarah said...

I tend to use a gauge swatch to help me decide what size to do as well.

I find blogger quite good - very user friendly, not too slow on dial up, and very customizable if you want to.

chrispy said...

I normally make the smaller size since I am in the same boat as you. My only suggestion is to measure the final fit by running the tape from shoulder to waist going along your curves under the bust. Then compare to the pattern to determine if it needs to be longer. I normally have to lengthen things by about 4 inches. I am a 34DDD with a 26 inch waist, so you know where I am coming from.

Wendy said...

Do the smaller size, or go for one up and opt for more waist decreases at an icreased rate (meaning, instead of repeating decreases every x round, do it one or two fewer rounds instead)...

Emily said...

I am a 36" as well and I made the 34" size and it fits well (I made this a few weeks ago). Definitely do more waist decreases if you are slim though. Mine fits perfectly on the top and bottom, but I am not small!

Jenni said...

I usually try to knit closest to my bust size as possible. Otherwise, the top looks frumpy...especially with a sleeveless top. You might have gappy armholes is you go too big.

I am a 38C and I am knitting the one that measures 39 inches around.