I’m learned the basic knit & purl long ago and even attempted to knit some garments in highschool. One had a cable even! But neither turned out well despite help from the owner of my LYS at the time. I suspect that she didn’t properly emphasize blocking to me and that I was using acrylic yarns which don’t block anyways.
This past year, I’ve returned to the world of knitting and have been picking up all kinds of new tricks thanks to the wealth of information on the interweb!
So I’ve finally just made my first big purchase of yarn (ie spending more than $5 on a skein of yarn) and bought colinette giotto for making Waterlily Top.
I’m nervous though and all the reading I’ve been doing about various knitted garments that I want to try talk a lot about ease, positive and negative.
I’m not sure I understand what it is but googling doesn’t really help because Google gives me “easy” as a match too which changes the results completely.
I THINK it means how much give there is supposed to be between the garment and your body’s measurements. ie if the garment’s bust is 42" and mine is 40", then that’s 2" of positive ease. And if I were 45" that’d be negative 3 inches.
If I’m right, then how do you know when its time to adjust and when it’s fine? And people don’t always mention where the ease is because bust and hips can be very different too.
Sorry for the long post but this is also my first post here so I thought I’d include a little background on myself to show where I am at.
Thanks in advance!:yay: