Toni says: This stunning sweater is hands down my favorite from the fall 2009 issue. Although I’m generally a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, this would also be fabulous when paired with a skirt and boots. The texture of the yarn is heavenly, and I loved the colors. The length of this sweater ends perfectly at mid-hip, and the gentle shaping works well on my fairly straight figure while the simple colorwork draws attention to my face.
Height: 5’ 5 ½”
Brenda says: This is a beautiful sweater and simply sumptuous with the alpaca yarn. Unlike some of my sweaters, the softness of the yarn allows this to be a worn-alone sweater. The fit on this sweater is perfect.
I'd probably choose a different color combination, though, because these colors are very light for my skin color; plus I tend to wear brighter colors.
Height: 5' 5"
Bust: 33 ¾"
Underbust: 29 ½"
Waist: 27 ¼"
Hip: 37 ¼"
Kathleen’s Fit Notes
This one goes on the “make it!” list for me. I love the Bohus look and this sweater is a wonderful example. Both Toni and Brenda look great in this sweater, though I agree with Brenda that her coloring would really benefit from brighter colors. Toni’s peaches-and-cream really shines with
The Freyja fits Brenda perfectly, as her bust measurement is close to the model’s bust measurement. Toni’s just a bit over an inch larger than Brenda in the bust, but I think a size 36 would be better for her—roomier and a bit longer in sleeves, too.
Don't forget to check the Inside Knits blog tomorrow for some upsizing tips from Lisa Shroyer!
Some links you might find helpful:
Measuring yourself and your clothing
About positive and negative ease
Measuring tutorial with photos