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« on: May 04, 2013 04:41:00 AM »

I have a pattern. it calls for aran yarn that knits to 18st/20 r: 4". I have chunky which knits to 14st/19r : 4".

what do I do? smaller needles? knit a smaller size? argh! I'm knitting for a chunky 1 year old, so was going to do the 18-24mths size of a pattern. The thing is, it has a cabled yoke so I can't go changing the cast on stitches willynilly either Sad

thanks for any help.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013 07:12:15 PM »

It's better to use appropriate needles for the yarn, then do a smaller size of the pattern. Knit the increase rows/rounds until the body stitches are about the chest measurement you want, then CO a few stitches at the underarm. I'm presuming this is a top down yoke. Knit the lengths for the body and sleeves for the 24 mo size so he can wear it longer.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013 12:06:24 PM »

It's better to use appropriate needles for the yarn, then do a smaller size of the pattern. Knit the increase rows/rounds until the body stitches are about the chest measurement you want, then CO a few stitches at the underarm. I'm presuming this is a top down yoke. Knit the lengths for the body and sleeves for the 24 mo size so he can wear it longer.

i was actually a bottom up, but I did do a smaller size. I basically gauged on bigger needles and worked out that for an 18-24mo jumper (and yes i did the longer sleeves Wink ) it needed to be a 9-12 mo size jumper. it looks sooooo cute though! and i compared it in size to the 12 mo one i did a week ago in the right yarn, and it looks right Cheesy thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013 07:37:01 AM »

Yay! Glad it worked out.
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