Chart for Women sizes to help calculate stitches and rows for knitting and crochet.
Use this chart to help determine average measurements for women sizes for sweaters & (jumpers) & cardigans or other upper body garment.
MAKING A SCARF?
For scarves on women, they range from desired width (6″-8″; Yours can be skinnier or wider) to 60″ in length but that generally is too short for some or too long for others due to our beautiful variety of women’s heights and body types. If you are able to measure the person, I’ve found the best minimum scarf length should be from the chin to the floor when standing (or for winter the person’s height). This allows the scarf to be hung long equally around the neck and fall in a “normal” way on a person. Adjust accordingly if a much shorter design is requested (36″ to tuck into jacket) or an extra long is required to double or triple the wraps around the neck of fashion. **If the person is a plus size the size may need extra length (3″-12″) to accommodate or scarf will appear too short.**
The Women Sizes Chart numbers are based upon actual measurements; Measure person garment is to get the best results. Add ease or the item will be very close fitting. For Very-close fit; use chart chest/bust measurement or less. For Close-fitting: 1-2″ (2.5-5cm); Standard-fitting: 2-4″ (5-10cm); Loose-fitting: 4-6″ (10-15cm); Oversized: 6″ (15cm or more).
**If you need to determine cast-on stitches or rows to knit please use our calculator in our app or the following formula. For further instructions refer to our blog on calculating from a swatch.
Cast-On Formula used:
Swatch is S stitches and measures W wide. The stitches per inch is S/W and desired width is dW. The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W).
Now for the Rows Calculations:
Measure the swatch number of rows and enter the number of rows and the measured length. Then enter the desired length of project and press ‘Rows needed are->’.
Formula for rows needed = (dL x R/L) where dL is desired length, R is number of measured rows and L is length measured.**