Shoulder measurements

I have the Sylvia Wynn book Knit to Finish. When measuring, it states to measure across the shoulders. It also says to give a mean measurement. Can anybody tell me where on the shoulders to measure. Thank you.

To measure the shoulder width feel for the knobbly bone at the top of the arm (the end of the clavicle) and take the measurement across the back. It’s best to get someone to measure you. It’s not usual to add on any extra for ‘ease’ – this is what is meant by taking a mean measurement. If you add anything to this measurement the shoulders of the garment will drop down over the top of the arms hence the fashion of ‘drop shoulder’ sweaters! Hope this helps.
Regards Sue.
2010-06-11 09:43:51