Dropped shoulder line sizing

Blocks - devised by Kathleen Kinder


For an accurate individual fit it is important to take exact measurements for the points shown above and use those to calculate the rows and stitches. The tables below give standard sizing in centimetres as a starting point.

Measurements for women's drop shoulder line in cms

Chest/BustBB81.586.591.596.5101.5106.5
Chest/Bust plus ease86.591.596.5101.5106.5112.0
Back lengthAH56.057.058.660.061.062.0
Armholes depthGZ16.518.019.020.522.023.0
Back neckFF14.015.015.016.016.517.0
Depth of front neckAX7.57.58.08.08.758.75
Shoulder depthAG2.52.52.52.52.52.5
Width of shoulderEE14.515..516.517.518.519.5
Side seam and weltBD37.036.537.137.036.536.5

Measurements for women's sleeve in cms

Chest/Bust81.586.591.596.5101.5106.5
LengthEP44.045.046.047.048.049.0
Width of upper arm plus easeJJ34.037.039.042.045.047.0
Wrist plus 1cmNN21.522.023.523.524.024.5
WeltEQ5.05.05.05.05.05.0
Length less weltST39.040.041.042.043.044.0

Measurements for men's drop shoulder line in cms

Chest/BustBB91.596.5101.5106.5112.0117.0
Chest/Bust plus ease96.5101.5106.5112.0117.0122.0
Back lengthAH63.565.066.067.068.570.0
Armholes depthGZ20.522.023.024.025.527.0
Back neckFF15.516.016.517.018.018.0
Depth of front neckAX7.57.59.09.09.09.0
Shoulder depthAG2.52.52.52.52.52.5
Width of shoulderEE16.517.518.519.520.021.5
Side seam and weltBD40.540.540.540.540.540.5

Measurements for Men's sleeve in cms

Chest/Bust81.586.591.596.5101.5106.5
LengthEP46.047.048.049.050.051.0
Width of upper arm plus easeJJ42.045.047.049.052.055.0
Wrist plus 1cmNN24.525.025.526.527.027.5
WeltEQ5.05.05.05.05.05.0
Length less weltST41.042.043.044.045.046.0

Measurements for Children & Babies in cms