Standard Size Charts

 

While everyone's shape and size is different, the Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA) has defined a set of standardized measurements, which can be used a general guide in designing knitted items. The numbers listed below coincide with CYCA standards.

How to Measure:

Chest/Bust:

Measure snuggly around the fullest part of the chest/bust.

Center of Neck to Cuff:

With arm barely bent, measure from the back base of the neck to across the shoulder, around bend of elbow to wrist.

Back Waist Length:

Measure from the most prominent bone
at base of neck to the natural waistline.

Crossback:

Measure from shoulder to shoulder.

​Sleeve Length:

With arm barely bent, measure from armpit to cuff.

Upper Arm:

Measure around widest section of upper arm above the elbow.

Armhole Depth:

Measure from top outside edge of shoulder down to the armpit.

Waist:

Measure the waist at the smallest circumference of natural waist (usually just above the belly button)

​Hip:

Measure widest part of hip.

Head:

Place tape across forehead and measure the full head circumference, keeping tape tight.

Foot Circumference:

Measure around widest part of foot.

Sock Height:

Measure from where the heel turn begins to the top of the sock cuff.

Total Foot Length:

Measure from back of heel to end of longest toe.

Baby Size Charts

Child Size Charts (Ages 2-10)

Youth Size Charts (Ages 12-16)

Women's Size Charts

Men's Size Charts

Head Charts

Child Foot Chart

Women's Foot Chart

Men's Foot Chart