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Topic: IK Holiday 2007 Dragon-Skin Wrap- Upsizing  (Read 431 times)
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naperknitmom
« on: November 28, 2007 12:22:30 PM »

Has anyone considered whether this children's sweater could be made into an adult size? The yarn is a sport weight/dk weight. I wonder if you could simply size it up by using a worsted or heavy worsted? I could start doing the math, but thought I would put it out here before I go off on a tangent. Scroll down to see a picture from the preview.

http://www.interweaveknits.com/holiday/holidaygifts/gifts_preview.asp

Thanks for your time!
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007 06:20:05 PM »

If the gauge is based on the stitch pattern, I'd add width based on that.  Measure a piece of clothing that fits you in the places indicated in the diagram for the wrap.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007 06:59:17 PM »

The designer has an adult size pattern for sale here - http://inezha.com/item/d87em80?hl=cn
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 05:53:09 AM »

Kids tend to be shorter, proportionally, than adults, so you may want to lengthen the back and the sleeve a bit more.  (Also, I think going from 24 to 18 stitches per 10cm would give you about a 36" bust from a 26" original - not so good if you're generously endowed.)

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