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August 24, 2010

I have a design set to be published. It’s a sweater. It has a lovely band on it that should be placed directly under the bust. But I don’t know exactly how long each size should knit for to reach that underbust place. Will you help? Please answer the following poll. The measurement that I need is the one from the top of the shoulder measured straight down to the underwire, or bottom edge of the bra. Please click on your cup size and enter the measurement in inches (half and quarter inches are helpful too) in the “other” line. Thank you so much.

Edited to add that I thought I would be able to see both answers linked together, but I can’t. So please type your cup size in next to the measurement in inches. Also, please measure from the top of your shoulder where your bra strap runs (not next to your neck) to the bottom of your bra.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandy permalink
    August 24, 2010 2:54 pm

    Where on the shoulder? At the base of the neck? Or at the midpoint of what would be the shoulder seam?

    • girlymomknits permalink*
      August 24, 2010 5:44 pm

      At the shoulder seam spot. The very top of the shoulder, approximately where the bra strap would run.

  2. Lyn (DownwardDogFbrs) permalink
    August 24, 2010 7:23 pm

    So you want it over the breast? or to the side? very different measurement for me…

    • Allison permalink*
      August 25, 2010 7:18 am

      Over the breast…basically…how much extra fabric is needed to cover your girls.

      Hmmm…Trisha…maybe that’s an idea of how to measure…measure over the breast and to the side of the breast and calculate the difference.

  3. August 25, 2010 11:48 am

    For anyone with a D cup or bigger, though, that pattern’s going to need some extra room for the boobs. It might be worth including guidelines on adding short rows to give some extra room in front.

    • girlymomknits permalink*
      August 25, 2010 12:50 pm

      That’s why I am asking for this, to see how long to knit to cover. The width is fine, and the length of the sweater is fine, I just want to know where to place the motif. Too high or too low wouldn’t be flattering.

  4. Shaine permalink
    August 25, 2010 3:35 pm

    Added it in for you!

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