I made a short sleeve sweater following a vintage pattern. It is worked in two identical pieces from the top down. Because it was going to be a garment I wore, I actually did a swatch to check gauge. The pattern called for 11 stitches to equal 2 inches. I got 9 stitches to equal inches. Instead of making another swatch, I did some math. To fit me, I figured I needed 39 inches across the top, and after making the decreases for the sleeves, It needed to be down to 21 inches.
The pattern came from this book:
Knitting Made Easy: Aytes, Barbara: Amazon.com: Books
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