Step 1 – Measure Your Body
Neck to Shoulder Width
Waist to Low Hip
Top Back to Waist
Underarm to Waist
Underarm to Wrist
Step 2 – Knit Swatch
Example: 4.5 stitches, 6.75 rows to 1 inch at Tension 3
Treat your swatch as you would your sweater. If you plan on machine washing or hand washing and steaming do the same with your swatch. Let your swatch completely dry before measuring. You will be happy in the long-run.
Step 3 – Knit Body Sideways – Calculations
Total Body Length: 16.5″
Underarm to Waist: 10″ x 4.50= 45 Cast-on stitches (lengthen here)
Bust : 42″ x 6.75″ = 283.5 total rows
Note: The seam is on the back. Knit 5 rows of waste yarn. Turn fabric over right sides facing and rehang stitches behind the hooks and pickup stitches from bottom garment and place stitches in the hooks being careful to align mock ribs together. Push back needle butts and bind-off as shown in YouTube Video.
Step 4 – Knit Yoke – Sideways – Calculations
19″ + 3.5″= 22.5″ (underarm to wrist length + neck to shoulder width)
22.5″ x 6.75″= 152 Knitted Rows (repeat same for other arm after neckline)
Neckline Width: Measure width from collar bone to collar bone. Mine is 10″ You may need to crochet around neckline on first row and evenly decrease around second row. I believe I crocheted about 3 rows.
At this point, follow the pattern.
Step 5: Block each knitted piece separately before seaming together.
After seaming watch my YouTube Video on “How to Machine Knit the Scallop Edge.
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