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« on: April 03, 2006 09:19:11 AM »

I've bought some yarn to knit a pattern that I'm particularly fond of. The pattern sizes go up by 8" between sizes, (33" & 41"). I really want an "in-between" size of 38 finished size.

The pattern calls for 6.5mm needles: 12sts & 17 rows = 4". I've knitted a swatch, and I'm getting 16 sts & 20 rows = 4". Therefore I need a smaller needle to get the guage right. But...

would it be ok for me to knit the larger size on the size needles recommended, and hope that it comes out big enough?

My maths is useless to say the least. Hoping you can help me here.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006 09:53:59 AM »

That would work only if use an even smaller needle than recommended. And is it meant to be a snug fit, or loose?

The other thing you could do is make the inbetween size by taking the difference in the number of sts cast on, divide by 2 and add that to the small size. Like if the CO for the back is 68 and 84, the difference is 16, half is 8 and you'd cast on 76.
Do the same for the fronts.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006 10:17:46 AM »

It's meant to be a loose fit (I'm 35" bust in bra).   Thanks so much for helping - I was beginning to think no-one would   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006 10:20:52 AM »

You can see the one I'm asking about at http://www.macphersoncrafts.com/FreeProjects/FreeProject_Detail.asp?FreeProjectID=35

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006 11:16:27 AM »

Looks to as though the pattern goes up 4" between sizes, not 8".  So how about knitting the S - it's 37".  You could try it with a little looser tension and that should be about right.

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