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luckyhull
06-14-2009, 10:12 AM
I've found several projects that I'd love to make but they're for crocheting instead of knitting. I don't crochet. Wondering if they can be translated into knitted patterns?

suzeeq
06-14-2009, 10:20 AM
Not stitch for stitch, but if you have the schematic of the crochet pattern you can knit the same shape. Unless it's a shawl or something with lace stitches, then that'll get tricky.

blueygh2
06-14-2009, 02:46 PM
Normally it's not possible, unless the result resembles knitting more or less. Then it would be possible to convert. Otherwise, not.

luckyhull
06-14-2009, 10:04 PM
I'm just trying to duplicate the shape/size, not necessarily the stitch. For example, I found some super cool "loafer" style slippers and want to replicate the shape of the slipper but don't care what stitch it used. How would I go about figuring out the schmatics of it?

suzeeq
06-15-2009, 12:12 AM
I guess you would look at each section and figure out the size and shape based on the sts and rows per inch.

blueygh2
06-15-2009, 06:00 AM
Do you have the pattern? Maybe we could help you more then.

Mirl56
06-15-2009, 06:51 AM
Also, if we can see the crochet pattern you want to duplicate, someone may know of a knit pattern that already exists that will give you the same "look." :wink:

luckyhull
06-15-2009, 09:14 AM
Here is the sweater pattern I like...
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70455AD.html?noImages=&service=801&letterId=54673
I can't find the slipper pattern at the moment but when I do I'll post it as well.
Thanks!

suzeeq
06-15-2009, 09:53 AM
The sweater pattern is easy - there's a drawing with measurements and it's basically square, with notches for the armhole. So you would knit pieces the same size and BO about an inch or 2 at the underarm on both the fronts and back. Then sew the pieces together.

Mirl56
06-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Double-check the Lion Brand site, too, for that crochet baby sweater. A lot of times they'll have knit and crochet versions of the same patterns.