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donnawatk
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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  09:46:41 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found a old Brunswick cardigan pattern. The pattern is knitted top down. My problem is it only goes to size 46 bust, I'm 48 how do I adjust the pattern to fit me. Donna

dschmidt
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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  11:32:10 AM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Check the schematic first to see what the final measurements are. I find that older patterns sometimes allow for more ease and a small size's measurements match the measurements of my favorite sweater.

Donna in VA

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azblueskies
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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  12:03:03 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
One of the reasons I love top down is because you can try it on as you go and make adjustments. Just add some increases where needed.

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donnawatk
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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  12:20:44 PM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you all. This pattern doesn't give a final measurement. I think I will go by my favorite sweater measurement. I can say the designer didn't waste words in this pattern it's straight and to the point. donna
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Ceil
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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  1:16:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You're probably not using the yarn specified for the pattern, so you can always go with thicker yarn and lesser gauge, as long as you know what the gauge is. I'm pretty sure the pattern would tell you that! Knit a swatch and block it to see what happens.

Ceil
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donnawatk
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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  7:04:20 PM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't pick a yarn yet, it calls for Brunswick fore'n or Pomfret sport yarn. Circular knitting needles 3 and 6. 5 1/2 sts and 7 rows per inch. The yarn wasn't my problem I just didn't know what I should do to fix the size.
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Janettoo
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Posted - 08/23/2014 :  7:35:37 PM  Show Profile Send Janettoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Stitches per inch (from the pattern gauge) times number of stitches in the body will give you the garment size.

Janet in TN
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Janettoo
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Posted - 08/30/2014 :  8:41:01 PM  Show Profile Send Janettoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Janettoo

Stitches per inch (from the pattern gauge) times number of stitches in the body will give you the garment size.

Janet in TN


I can't believe I wrote that!!

Stitches in the pattern circumference DIVIDED by stitches per inch in the gauge!!

Hanging head in abject embarrassment, Janet in TN
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donnawatk
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  6:04:01 PM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Janet for the help..Donna
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