A wonderful article from the Knitting Site at Bella Online outlines an easy way to craft a perfectly fitting sweater, even if it’s the first sweater you’ve ever knit!
Marjorie Colletta of Bella Online says:
When you look at a sweater pattern and are trying to select the size to make you have to consider many things. The first thing to consider is your personal taste. Chances are in your wardrobe you already have a sweater that fits they way you want it to. It is probably among your most worn items. If this is the first sweater you are making then this is a great way to get the size you want. Measure this sweater and compare it to the finished sizes in the pattern you have chosen. Take the measurements of the chest size, the waist, the length, the width of the arms, and the circumference of the neckline.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.bellaonline.com:80/articles/art15324.asp/zzz