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Old 01-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by slugmom View Post
...I have a question about sizes....
You are destined to be a great sweater knitter!
You are already looking ahead and asking pertinent questions BEFORE launching!

"Finished size" or "finished bust measurements" is exactly as stated.
EG: the size 47" is 47" around at the bust.

And most patterns state the FINISHED (all seamed up) sizes.

Yes, to get the right fit, measure your bustline at the largest part and add at least 2-6" to that. This will allow for 'ease' as it's called.

STANDARD BODY MEASUREMENTS & SIZING. This link has a "table" that gives suggestions for tight fit, close fit, standard fit, and loose fit.

It is your preference. I like to add at least 4" for a coat.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:05 PM   #22
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Artlayd... Thanks for posting this site. I just seen this kal but I can not join because I have started a different jacket. However, I did have these same kind of questions with mine and this will help me in my creation.
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:19 PM   #23
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Okay, thanks, assuming I (ever finish my gauge swatch and) get correct gauge, I'll go with the L! Thank you for that link, too!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:01 PM   #24
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I'm in! I chose Cascade 109 in Red. I did my gauge swatch today and it came out perfect on 10's. I can't wait to get started, though it will probably take me a million years to finish!
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:11 AM   #25
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COLOR CODING YOUR CHARTS AND KEY
Hi!

In preparation for any cabled project, I always make an enlarged copy of the "key" for the charts and then I "color code" the chart first, then the charts themselves. I enlarged my charts before color coding.

If you decide to color code these very busy charts, PLEASE color code the KEY first. Then...put a ruler under each row of the chart, starting with Row 1, and color code all the chart's cable symbols to match the KEY. Then move on to Row 3. Don't be tempted to hunt all over the chart for the same symbol and color code all c5r's first. You will drive yourself crazy. Color code your charts methodically...row by row from the bottom up. Line by line. Then you will not miss anything, and you will not color code something in error. Don't rush yourself. Get it right. You can't erase it. You can only re-print the charts and re-do the colors. Ick.

Warning: I found two sets of 5-stitch cable chart symbols that are nearly identical. Be on the lookout for them.

Here is a snippet from a color coded KEY:


Here is a snippet of how to apply the color coding to a chart:
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:24 AM   #26
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Wow That looks great. I must print out my copy and have a good look at it. Have not really studied the pattern yet. I did not want to be distracted away from other projects until my yarn arrived. I am hoping it will come this week.

I will be colour coding my chart as well. Makes the whole process so much easier.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:18 AM   #27
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I first learned how to color code cable patterns from you!!! GREAT idea and I have done it ever since, no matter how simple or complicated.

These charts are a bit overwhelming, my first thought was they must be enlarged. Usually with a pattern I can throw it on teh copier and enlarge, BUT NOT THESE!! Did you take them somewhere to enlarge them?
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Yes, I'm certain that Office Depot or Staples printing services department can enlarge the charts for you. Don't know cost.

However, you could also enlarge it yourself by:

1) open your SYLVI pdf chart using Adobe Reader
2) enlarge chart 1/page 6 to 150%, or whatever larger size is still completely viewable widthwise within the computer screen (whatever isn't viewable won't print)
3) Click on “File”, then “Print”. In the window that opens now, there’s a section called "Print Range" with gives you the possibility to specifically enter which pages you want to print. In your case, Select the button called "Current View". (your current view will be something like chart rows 1-64 only)
4) click OK

It will print the enlarged view, of let's say chart rows 1-64.
Then do the same with the top half of the chart, picking up chart rows 65-80

Repeat this two step printing process for the second page of the chart.

I like printing the 4 pages of charts cuz they are still a manageable size to handle.

Hey, if you do take your charts to Staples or Office Depot, you could request they use a heavier wt. paper! This would make the handling much easier. Less flimsy.

Another way to enlarge your charts yourself is: print the chart as per normal. Next, lay the top half on the scanner, and use the printers capability to enlarge what is laying on the scanner.
Then repeat the process for the other half of the chart.
I usually do this when the chart is in a book or leaflet.
But in the case of pdf pattern Sylvi, I could use the FILE>PRINT>PRINT RANGE>CURRENT VIEW>OK route.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:25 PM   #29
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(Jan, I am going to post this a bit larger than normal so that folks can click it to blow it up and really see what I've done, ok?)
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:30 PM   #30
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THANKS, something tells me I'm going to want to enlarge AND laminate this pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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