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mugs
01-04-2007, 02:39 PM
I need a pattern for a plus size cable sweater. This will be my first cable attempt so the easier the pattern the better. Or can I take a pattern for a smaller sweater and somehow figure out how to make it bigger. How hard to put short rows in for the bust. I really want to make a sweater that will fit my friend. I was going to use a bamboo yarn that knits on 6's or 7's. Can anyone help me?

One more pattern question when a pattern says extra large (52") Does that mean the chest finished is 52" Because I thought that was normally a 2x. Are sweater patterns sized different?

suzeeq
01-04-2007, 04:15 PM
Yes, pattern sizing is all over the place, it depends on the designer what size to call what measurement. Check to see if the pattern is snug fitting or loose; 52" could mean the actual bust size, or the finished measurement.

sue

Shandeh
01-04-2007, 04:47 PM
There are some plus-sized patterns on my blog.
http://knittingplus.blogspot.com/