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« on: September 17, 2006 05:50:18 PM »

I saw a baby sweater at old navy today, the construction seemed pretty simple.  It was a short sleeved cable sweater with a large floppy collar knit up in a chunky yarn.  I figured I could make it myself, but have never tried without a pattern.  I don't know how much yarn to figure, or where or how to obtain basic measurements  for sizing. Also when doing cables, how do you figure so the cables are even across the front and back?  Does anyone have suggestions, or links to info?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006 09:01:30 PM »

Was it this one? http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=6289&pid=399460&scid=399460002


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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006 09:02:05 PM »

Here's a helpful source on standard measurements: http://www.yarnstandards.com/sizing.html
As far as yardage, I can't really help you estimate anything, but I'd look off another bulky baby sweater pattern (I'm sure you could find a free one somewhere) and add an extra ball to account for the cables.
I'm not quite sure what you're asking about making the cables even across the front and back.  Huh  Hope I helped otherwise.


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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 07:50:50 AM »

Yep thats the one!! I love it!! Thanks lemonade for the yarnstandards link.
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006 12:24:51 PM »

Some of the knitting software out there has nice yarn estimate calculators built in.  You can download a trial version of Knitwear here http://www.greatknitdesigns.com/download250.htm

Enter your gauge and select the size you want and it'll output the basic pattern and yardage estimates. 

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