Here is the list of tips, books and websites Kate mentioned in her chat with us at our April meeting. But first, and most importantly, here is a link to Kate's blog.
First: knit a swatch! Here is Kate's handy guide to knitting the very necessary tension swatch.
Ann Budd Knits: All of Ann Budd's books are listed on this site, but Kate made particular mention of The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, which you can find at Chapters/Indigo and through the Hamilton Public Library.
Amy Herzog - Fit to Flatter: here you can find helpful tutorials on finding the best fit and she even uses REAL women as models! This is just one of the tutorials available.
Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti: this book will help you create the proper fit. It's available through Chapters, but as with any knitting book you can check to see if it's in stock at The Needle Emporium and support a local shop:)
Yarndex.com is a great yarn directory, particularly useful for vintage yarns.
And for vintage patterns, try A Stitch in Time by Jane Waller and Susan Crawford.
Happy knitting and fitting everyone!