- First Fall 2024


Sizing guidelines and helpful resources

Please read Knitty's full Submission Guidelines before submitting a pattern. Thank you!


As of the Winter 2019 issue, we require all garments to be sized from XS to 5X for women's designs and S to 5X for men's, following the appropriate Craft Yarn Council chart. Note that there are separate charts for women, men and children.

The CYC charts provide a general overview for things like bust size and body length; designer Ysolda Teague has a very helpful sizing chart that fills in some of the gaps in the CYC sizing. Please refer to it as necessary.

Please pay particular attention to fit as you grade the sizes upwards, and note any possible pattern adjustment recommendations such as bust darts in the Pattern Notes section. Patterns must be graded to the Knitty size range by the designer before submission.

Helpful links for those new to grading patterns:


(thanks to the brilliant Woolly Wormhead for this chart)
Please provide hats in three adult sizes.



  • This table is a helpful resource
    • For socks to fit adults, please create 3 to 5 sizes, to fit feet between 8 and 11 inches in circumference.
    • For socks to fit adult women, 3 sizes to fit feet between 8 and 10.5 inches in circumference
    • For socks to fit adult men, 3 sizes to fit feet between 9 and 11 inches in circumference.

parts of the foot
Note: foot circumference refers to measuring around the ball of the foot.