Dear Patty, I went to a knitting show and got my measurements taken. I have my high-chest and my full-chest measurement. I know my measurements, but I don’t know which of these is shown in the schematic? Which measurement should it match and why doesn’t the pattern name both?

—Frustrated knitter

Dear Frustrated knitter, The schematic is not showing either the high chest or the full chest, but rather the finished garment measurements. Picking the right size for you to knit is dependent on the garment construction, the designer’s intent, and personal preference for ease (ease is the difference between the sweater measurement and the body part it’s going over.)

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