View Full Version : Pattern size increase?

01-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Hello all.

Does anyone know how to convert a pattern to a larger size? My Dad wants a cabled fisherman's sweater, but he's a big guy. He wears a 3XLT and I can't find a pattern anywhere near large enough. Is there a way to make one I find (and like) bigger?


01-08-2008, 08:51 PM
Have you tried ample-knitters.com? If it's an all-over design it's more difficult to convert something that's cabled and keep the repeats proportioned, balanced. If a simple cable in just a few places you could easily increase the width and length by adding sts, rows. Do you have pic of sweater you intend to make?


01-09-2008, 01:06 AM
You could try this. It is good general instructions for top-down Aran sweater or cardigan. easy to adapt to any size or style, using any stitch pattern or cables you desire. just requires some basic maths.