How to measure a jumper

We understand how difficult it can be to buy one-of-a-kind knitwear online. Sizing varies greatly across not only brands but also styles and fits. To help you understand how a jumper will fit we add individual product measurements to each product description. Here is a guide for how to measure a jumper of yours at home so you can compare an old favourite to our online measurements!

Before you start measuring, be sure to lay your jumper on a flat surface without stretching or pulling the knit.

1. Measure the chest size

Measure across the front of the jumper from one armpit seam to the other. Read off the number of inches and double it to get the chest size. For example, we would describe this jumper as having a chest size of 32 inches.

2. Measure back length

Measure from the top of the back of the jumper in the center (just above where a brand label usually sits) to the bottom hem of the jumper. For example, this jumper has a back length of 24 inches.

3. Measure arm length

To measure the length of the arm of a jumper, place the end of the measuring tape at the top of the shoulder seam and run it along the length of the arm. This jumper has an arm length of 24 inches.

We hope this helps you understand how to make the most of the details in each product description. We also include a specific size guide for the model wearing the jumper in the pictures under 'more information' on the product page.

Don't hesitate to email info@nearlynewcashmere.co.uk if you have any questions!