A guide to taking measurements
The body measurements determine the size that should be knitted in order to achieve a perfect fit. Taking measurements is an important step that should not be neglected. Follow our guide on how to measure and get reliable data.
To start, take a tape measure.
Taking measurements takes little time. It's easier for two people to do it, but you can also do it yourself!
To avoid distorting the result, take your measurements without the thickness of the clothes. It is best to get into your underwear. Hold yourself in a natural way, without holding your breath or pulling in your stomach.
If a measurement seems strange, don't hesitate to check it again.
Take the measurement in the middle of the forehead, passing over the ears.
Bring the tape measure from the back to the front, in the middle of the breasts. Avoid inflating the chest.
Bring the tape measure from the back to the front, passing under the breasts.
Front shoulder width
This measurement is very important. It determines the distance between the two shoulders. Place the tape measure halfway up each armhole.
The waist is the narrowest part of the bust, above the hips. Take the measurement without pulling in your stomach or inflating it.
Place the tape measure so that it goes around the buttocks in the strongest part and bring it back to pubic level.
Upper arm circumference
Wrap the tape measure around your arm, above the biceps, at the widest part. Do not inflate your muscle and leave the arm unfolded.
Get help with this measurement! Bend your arm and measure the distance from your shoulder bone to your wrist bone through your elbow.