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Topic: Anyone made a baby Lelah top?  (Read 493 times)
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« on: August 21, 2007 05:03:55 AM »

I love the pattern but don't have lots of knittting time so I'd like to size it down to a 2T. I have no experience in altering patterns...can anyone suggest how to do it?
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007 06:27:47 AM »

Lelah is a really easy pattern to alter to any size, I think the pattern itself has guidelines for how to alter it to suit different gauges and body types.

What you need to do is a gauge swatch in stockinette, measure the baby around her chest under her armpits, then calculate how many stitches you need for that - call it X (round off to an even number for the eyelet row). The number of stitches that you cast on is a multiple of 11 (for the lace), nearest to X. After knitting the lace portion, you will decrease (or increase if you want) to X number of stitches, then do the eyelet row, then knit the stockinette tube. If your yarn is stretchy, you can afford to have some negative ease, or you could add wee straps Smiley

Hope that helps, a baby lelah would be really cute!!

« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007 09:04:38 AM »

Wow, those are great directions, thanks!
I think I will make little straps so she doesn't wiggle out of it.
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007 09:14:17 AM »

What a fantastic idea.  I hope you will post how you came up with the pattern so I can copy it Wink

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007 10:31:27 AM »

a baby lelah would be SOO cute. pls post here when you are done!

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