Measurements for Designers: Glove Sizes

Today we are starting the process of designing a fingerless glove set for the whole family (I love starting new designs! It's my favorite thing!). And after the fun work of picking out yarn and stitch patterns comes figuring out how big to make them. The best thing is measure the hand of the actual person who will be wearing the gloves, but what if that person lives far away, or you want to surprise them, or you are making them to sell on Etsy?

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My friends, I have the mother of all charts for you.


This chart was assembled from numerous resources online dealing with average hand and arm sizes for men, women, and children. And now for your designing pleasure, they are all available here in a handy reference chart.

Sizes given are: Infant (I), Toddler (T), Child Small (CS), Child Medium (CM), Child Large (CL), Women's X-Small (WXS), Women's Small (WS), Women's Medium (WM), Women's Large (WL), Men's Small (MS), Men's Medium (MM), Men's Large (ML), Men's 1X (M1X), and Men's 2X (M2X).

Women's Measurements in Inches

HORIZONTAL

I T CS CM CL WXS WS WM WL MS MM ML M1X M2X
Palm
Circum
3.75 4.25 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 9 10 11 12
Wrist
Circum
3.75 4.25 4.5 5 5.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 6 7 8 9 10
Forearm 4.9 5.6 6 6.75 7.25 7.6 8.4 9.25 10.25 9 10 11.5 12.5 13.5
Upper Arm 6 7 7.5 8.5 9 9.75 10.25 11 12 12 13 15 16 17

VERTICAL

I T CS CM CL WXS WS WM WL MS MM ML M1X M2X
Palm
Length
1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.8 3 3.3 3.5 3.8 4 4.5 5 5.5 6
Thumb
Length
1.1 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 2 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.7 3 3.3 3.6
Thumb Opening 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 2 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 3 3.3 3.6
Ring &
Pointer
Length
1.7 1.9 2 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.6 4.1 4.5 5 5.4
Mid Finger
Length
1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.8 3 3.3 3.5 3.8 4 4.5 5 5.5 6
Pinky
Length
1.5 1.7 1.8 2 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 3 3.2 3.6 4 4.4 4.8
Wrist to
Elbow
3.25 4 5.25 6.25 7.5 8.25 8.5 8.5 8.75 9 9.25 9.75 10 10.25
Wrist to
Underarm
6.5 8 10.5 12.5 15 16.5 17 17 17.5 18 18.5 19.5 20 20.5

1 comment:

  1. A great comprehensive resource. Thanks for sharing it with the crochet world!

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