by Meg Bateman January 08, 2021 1 min read

Have you ever wanted to knit a something for a family member, but weren't sure how to size it? Or have you wanted to knit clothes for a new baby? Kelley shared some great tips this week for figuring out knit garment and accessory sizes. 

Tips for Figuring Out Sizing and Colors

  • Use free online sizing charts to guesstimate what sizes you need to knit. Googling for sizing charts brings up many charts with measurements!
  • When knitting for an infant, keep in mind the due date and what age they will be when winter hits. 
  • Don't be afraid to knit a larger sweater size that will fit them from infant through toddler.
  • Try to pick neutral colors that will allow them to pass the hand knits on to future children and even generations!

Meg Bateman
Meg Bateman



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