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  1. Sandra V
    September 27, 2021 @ 8:17 pm

    Can you please clarify if the the guage for the love note sweater knit in stockingette knit should be knit flat or in the round?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      September 28, 2021 @ 10:47 am

      Hi Sandra – The gauge for Love Note is: 16 sts & 24 ROUNDS / 4” in stockinette using larger needles, so that means your gauge should be measured in the round.

  2. Mari Lyn Jarzyna
    July 3, 2021 @ 12:46 pm

    I’m going to use an Andean DK yarn which normally knits 22 sts in 4 inches on a 4 mm needle. What needle size is most likely to give a gauge of 16 sts in 4 inches for this DK yarn? (Yes, I will do a swatch but thought you might be able to give me a starting point).

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 4, 2021 @ 10:46 pm

      Hi Mari Lyn – I think you might try starting with a US 10 / 6mm

  3. Andryea
    May 11, 2021 @ 9:31 am

    Hello, I have a Love Note question regarding sizing. My bust is 36.5 which with a positive ease of 4.5″ I’d say the Small would be just right. However I noticed the top sleeve measurement says 12.5″ and assuming that’s the upper arm measurement it might be a little tight because my upper arm measures more like 13.5-14″ (so much shame here 🙈). Do I risk the sweater being ‘too big’ if I go up to a size M? Any advice/recommendations greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      May 11, 2021 @ 11:44 am

      Hi Andryea – No shame! We all have different measurements. To get a bigger upper arm you can work a few extra increases in increase round 3. Then, when you place markers for the raglan lines you are going to distribute those extra sts to the upper arms. Does that make sense?

      • andryea
        May 11, 2021 @ 6:53 pm

        Thanks Alexa. While I haven’t read the pattern (and it’s been a LONG time since I’ve knit anything) knowing that I can make this kind of adjustment is good to know. And I’m guessing that once I get there it’ll all make perfect sense! Thanks again!

  4. Jenny Snyder
    December 16, 2020 @ 10:06 am

    For your beautiful Love Note I’m kind of in between sizes….my bust measurement is 34″. I don’t want it to be too big, but still a little drapey and soft. Do you think a S or XS would fit best? Thanks for your help!
    Also, the sweater i have that I like the fit of is 19″ seam to side seam.
    I’m narrow through the neck and upper chest.

    • Alexa Ludeman
      December 17, 2020 @ 1:13 pm

      Hi Jenny – IMHO go with the S. 7.5″ of positive ease will look great in the Love Note sweater!

  5. Ruth
    June 19, 2020 @ 4:20 am

    Really great how you have broken it down in steps.