View Full Version : boobholder gauge(and now puffy sleeve!) help
10-24-2006, 06:40 PM
I just got done reading the craftster KAL for this trying to get an answer for my question.... but I think I fried my math-unfriendly brain. I'm trying to make Glampyre's boobholder/mini sweater. (http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id62.html) The gauge she uses is 13 sts/4 inches on US 9s. I couldn't anywhere close to that on this beautiful blue yarn I have my heart set on. My gauge is 16 sts/4inches on US 10s. Now is there anyway I can cast on more or less to make this pattern work with this yarn?
Math makes me go :thud:
10-24-2006, 07:22 PM
ok, I *think* I may have figured this out. Could someone double check my mathematics?
With my gauge I would cast on 64 stitches. Then change where I place the markers for the raglan increases at 11, 10, 20, 10, 11. Then pretty much everything else I can just follow the pattern, right!
10-24-2006, 10:02 PM
I think so. Take the pattern's sts/inch and figure out how many inches you need for the cast on, then using your sts/inch decide how many stitches you need to get that many inches. And the division for fronts, sleeves and back seems to be the right proportion.
10-25-2006, 03:38 PM
I need a little help with the sleeve increases... I want to omit the puffy sleeves. Would I eliminate the first set of increases (the 5 spaced evenly) and then increase like normally (the M1s). Or would I eliminate all the increasing on the sleeves?
I wanted a little puffy/roomyness so I first added 2 stitches instead of 5, but now I'm having thoughts if this will work. Help!
10-25-2006, 11:04 PM
That would work fine. Keep the increases at the markers the same as the pattern, and when you get to the row that decreases the 5 sts, just dec the 2 that you did. You need the increases at the sides of the sleeves in order for them to fit you.