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Old 07-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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DK to Worsted...
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Well...had a question...and I am sure the answer is probably GAUGE...but I wanted to ask it anyway...

I found a pattern I like...and it calls for DK weight...I have tonnes of yarn I could use for this...and I would rather use from what I have before I get out and start buying more yarn...

If I do the pattern out of Worsted Weight...rather than DK...I would drop a size? yes?
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Probably - go up in needle size and do a 'sample' to see how many sts per inch you get, then see if that gauge divided into the sts for a smaller size will get the finished measurement you need.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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I was looking at gauge...it said 21 inches on 4mm for a 4x4 square...
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That's for the dk - you can probably get that with the worsted on a size 5, but it's going to be way too tight. Go up to an 8 or 9 (5mm or 5.5) and see what you get. Will probably be more like 4 sts per inch than 5, but you really have to do a sample - of course that's not really like a swatch you know....

Then divide your sts per inch into the sts given for the smaller size and see if that comes out to the measurements to fit you.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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Ok...so this is the pattern page on Rav...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...oke-in-karisma

I would need to do an xl in dk...I am not sure I get the dividing thing...
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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I HATE the way Drops patterns are written. I don't see where it says divide. Is it for the sleeves?
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Ok, that one shouldn't be too hard to adjust. CO one or 2 sizes smaller than you'd normally knit, according to whatever gauge you come up with. Do the decs and incs until the back sts measure about half what you want for a finished size, work the sleeves and decrease the yoke. It's similar to Shalom which is a top down pattern with ribbing on the yoke. It's done in a light bulky yarn which may work better with your yarn. You could change the ribbing to the wider rib that the Drops pattern has.
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