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When choosing a size from a commercial pattern, measure first. 

The size you chose should be the measurement of your bra band measurement + 2”/5 cm + the ease the pattern calls for.  If you have a bra cup size larger than B, prepare alter the bust area with short-row shaping (about a vertical inch per cup size above B) to obtain a proper fit.

Measuring:  http://fitcentral.blogspot.com/

Jenna Wilson for Knitty.com—all on fitting

Thinking Beyond the Pattern:  Knit Smarter, Not Faster.                 
http://www.knitty.com/issuespring04/FEATspr04TBP.html

But will it fit…?
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATspr05TBP.html
First amendments: altering length in a knitting pattern
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATspr06TBP.html

First amendments continued: altering length in a knitting pattern
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATfall06TBP.html

The second dimension: adjusting knitting patterns for width
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/FEATsum07TBP.html

Ravellings on the knitted sleeve -- Part I
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TBP.html

Ravellings on the knitted sleeve
Part II - Creating a set-in sleeve for a sleeveless body
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATwin04TBP.html

Ravellings on the knitted sleeve
Part III - Set-in sleeves by the numbers
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/FEATwin05TBP.html
                                                                                                              
Bonnie Marie Burns
On short-row shaping for the bust
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html                 

Resources for larger knitters:
http://www.ample-knitters.com/resources.html
This includes a recommendation of Amy Singer’s and Jillian Moreno’s Big Girl Knits, which is frank and accurate.