I’ve learned a ton of new skills and tricks from working at Lion Brand. One of my favorite tips comes from crochet designer Robyn Chachula. (I’ve interviewed her several times for our podcast, YarnCraft—check out the first and second episodes featuring Robyn.)
Robyn says that you should create a schematic based on YOUR favorite sweater so that whenever you come across a pattern for a sweater that you like, you can check it against your reference schematic to see which areas of the pattern you might need to modify to fit your body better. I love it!
Need more help? Here are some resources on measuring your body:
[Schematic pictured: Knit Classic Nordic Pullover]