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Old 12-01-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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Is there a way to convert a pattern written up for Petite sizes, to regular sizes??
I have a sweater pattern I want to do but it is in Petite sizes


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Old 12-01-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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well, possible, yes. But depending on the pattern it may be little or a lot of work. The answer is not just simple.

Can you post a link to the pattern? Or can you provide a picture (maybe scanned) at least? That would help to evaluate the amount of change that needs to be done - or maybe someone knows a pattern just like it, or anything.

If your pattern can be found on libraries like Ravelry, maybe someone has made it in a different size before?
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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well, possible, yes. But depending on the pattern it may be little or a lot of work. The answer is not just simple.

Can you post a link to the pattern? Or can you provide a picture (maybe scanned) at least? That would help to evaluate the amount of change that needs to be done - or maybe someone knows a pattern just like it, or anything.

If your pattern can be found on libraries like Ravelry, maybe someone has made it in a different size before?
I dont know if you know of the book "25 gorgeous sweaters" by Catherine Ham. I love the pattern for the "Cozy Cardigan"
It was a book I found at my local library, and being still new to knitting I dont know how I would make the pattern bigger to fit a reguar Small. Med. Large size. I was thinking by adding 20 or 30 extra stitches to the all around pattern. dont know if that would work...?
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Yes a specific pattern does help. I found a link to it here on page 35. It does give S M and L sizes though, not just petite. The numbers in the () show sts and measurments for the different sizes. Do you know what you want your finished measurement to be?
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Yes a specific pattern does help. I found a link to it here on page 35. It does give S M and L sizes though, not just petite. The numbers in the () show sts and measurments for the different sizes. Do you know what you want your finished measurement to be?
I wasnt sure if those numbers were for petite small Med Large or reg small med large Thanks for clafiying that
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Petite is just a size that's smaller than Small. Some patterns would have XSm Sm Med and L.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Petite is just a size that's smaller than Small. Some patterns would have XSm Sm Med and L.
Thank you for clarifying that
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