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Topic: How to change pattern for bigger needles.  (Read 513 times)
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« on: October 22, 2007 09:08:10 PM »

I tried. I really did. I tried searching for the answers but I can't seem to figure out the right words to search.  Tongue Soooo, here goes.

I want to make some fingerless gloves for my boyfriend. I know, not always the best of ideas, but we've been together a while so hopefully the curse won't set in.  Wink Anyway, I was thinking of making this except with half fingers all around, but he wants them to be a bit lighter so he can wear them under things. Yes, I know, I don't understand why I'm going to go to the effort of making him something to be worn UNDER something else either, other than it should be relatively quick knitting.

So my question is that I would like to change the pattern to size seven or eight needles. What sort of math do I need to get the same size gloves?

« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007 09:20:24 PM »

Just curious, why are u changing to #7 or #8 needle?  Are u changing the weight of the yarn too?

Ideally u just figure out the gauge with the different needle and yarn.   For example the pattern gauge is 25 sts/32 rows = 4 inches and your swatch says 20 st/ 20 rows = 4 inches.  To determine CO of the small size:  36/(25/4)*(20/4)=28.8 s (do 28s since it is 2x2 rib).  And u will need to do that for the entire pattern.

It is pretty easy.

« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007 09:38:39 PM »

Another way to do it with larger needles would be to make the smaller size; you'd still have to figure out your sts/inch and how many inches you want - then follow the size that's closest in the number of sts. Size 5 are pretty small, I don't blame you for wanting to use larger ones.

« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007 10:43:54 AM »

Thanks guys! I'm going to try to work it out tonight. If I can't get it to work I'll be back!

Oh, I'm not changing the weight of the yarn. The objective was to make the gloves thinner. He wants to wear them under some ski gloves, so they can't be too bulky.

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