Rotation sizing and fit

The Cookie Crumbs KAL group on Ravelry is also hosting a knitalong! Their members chose to knit the Rotation cardigan.

Rotation is a standard-fitting cardigan with asymmetrical fronts. The sizing notes give the chest measurement and suggest choosing a size with 0-4 inches of positive ease. For Rotation, which doesn’t close all the way down the front, you’ll get the most accurate fit by sizing by the cross-shoulder measurement.

I think proper shoulder fit is more important than chest, i.e. a little extra positive or negative ease in the chest is more forgiving but for proper drape the shoulders should hit at the right spot. In general, I would recommend that for all sweaters with set-in sleeves.

So much like I did for Conic, here are some photos of the Rotation cardigan on other people. The sample was knit in the 35″ size.

Rotation is pretty much perfect on me with 1″ of positive ease.

Rotation + Conic

Rotation + Conic

Kathy, who is 5’1″ (with heels on) and slim, should actually be wearing the 32.5″ size instead of the 35″ – see how the shoulders are too large?

Kathy in Rotation

Eileen is much taller than Kathy but is also slim. She might also choose to knit the smallest size.

Rotation + Obtuse

With 5″ of negative ease in the sample, Gus might be more comfortable in the 37.5″ or even the 40″ sweater. A larger size would drape better in front.

Rotation + Quotient

The Rotation sample was knit in The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend fingering weight yarn. It’s got a lot more bounce than the Malabrigo Sock that Conic was knit in.

You can see all the photos of Rotation on flickr by clicking on the Rotation tag.

3 Responses to “Rotation sizing and fit”

  1. Janieb says:

    I’m queuing so many of these patterns to knit. Just cast on Radial, but have Conic, Rotation & Obtuse all planned to knit over the winter.

  2. brandi says:

    beautiful ….I love how you show the differing models and what you can do to make it look great on you.

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