Baby Bump? Front Porch? Knitting Pattern Hacks for Fit

The back and front of our sweaters don’t have to match!

  1. Yes, the side seam lengths should match
  2. Yes, the armholes and shoulders must match


If we are knitting to cover a body shape that isn’t perfect … we may need to add BOTH LENGTH AND WIDTH to the front only.

Alterations to make:

  1. Use short row shaping to add length (and match the back side seams)
  2. Add width at the cast on edge
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