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Old 04-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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transposing flat patterns to knitting in the round
I have flat patterns that seam together. I really like knitting in the round (less purls) and would like to know how to transpose and regauge the flat patterns into a knitting in the round patterns -- from the top down rather than the bottom up.

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Old 04-14-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Can you give us the name of the pattern and a link? It's almost impossible to help without knowing what pattern you are working with. It's not a one size fits all situation if it can even be done.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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Why not take a basic top down pattern and put in the stitch patterns (ribbing, cable, lace) that you like from other patterns? You can find pattern generators at www.knittingfool.com and at www.thedietdiary.com/blog
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Can you give us the name of the pattern and a link? It's almost impossible to help without knowing what pattern you are working with. It's not a one size fits all situation if it can even be done.
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Thanks a lot. I don't know if the following will help but I would certainly appreciate any assistance.

The pattern is Jester Sweater (By Melissa Leapman) from Fiesta Yarns. It is apparently knit from the bottom up which I can try (I prefer from the top down) on both the body of the sweater and the sleeves.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:18 AM   #5
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I'm currently knitting just such a sweater because I hate those purls too. What I do is ignore the first and last stitch of each side of the flat pattern (they're for the seams anyway). Remember that when you do the first bind off for the armholes or sleeves, you'll be binding off one stitch less than the original pattern called for. I'm referring to a bottom up sweater here.
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One of these?
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Fiest...3538-3677.html
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Fiest...3539-3702.html

Frankly, I don't think it might be hard to go from bottom up to top down since the sleeves are not raglan. The only thing I really see that differentiates this pattern from any other is the sleeve and hem edges. You could take that edging and apply it to any top down sweater.
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