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KnittinGal 07-06-2013 05:26 PM

A couple of questions....
 
Hi there!

I found this pretty vest, and I'm really excited to start it. I was looking at the measurements for sizes, and it confused me a little bit. The pattern simply says, "36 in - 40 in" for smaller size, and "41 in - 44 in" for the larger size. My question is, what are these measurements for? Chest? Finished Length?

Also, the pattern uses Cascade yarn, but I'm substituting for another super-bulky weight yarn. Plus, I don't have size 19 needles, like they suggest, so I'm using size 13. Is that going to mess up my measurements significantly? Should I make the larger size, since my needles are smaller?

Thanks for your help in advance!

GrumpyGramma 07-06-2013 06:09 PM

The size is based on the bust measurement. It looks like it's meant to fit loosely. Size 13 needles are a lot smaller than 19s, you should do a swatch and see if you like the result. At that point you can figure out the size issue. I think it will be a really tight knit on 13s unless you're an extremely loose knitter. You might do better to get needles in the right size.

I really like that pattern. If I make it for one of my girls, they'll both get to use it. My girls are my DD and her DD. :-P

Ingrid 07-06-2013 07:29 PM

The gauge for this pattern is 1 1/2 stitches to each inch.

If you can get that with your yarn and needles, it would work. If not, you're going to end up with something very small that may be able to stand up on it's own.:teehee:

GrumpyGramma 07-06-2013 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Ingrid (Post 1380759)
The gauge for this pattern is 1 1/2 stitches to each inch.

If you can get that with your yarn and needles, it would work. If not, you're going to end up with something very small that may be able to stand up on it's own.:teehee:


:roflhard:
Not a project I'd like to spend that much time on, but I would love to see it!


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