Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
Feathergirl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Help with a cable knit pattern
Hello,

I am looking for a little help.
I have a pattern where the smallest size is a 32 inch bust and I wanted to knit a 30 inch bust size!!

It's knitted on 4mm needles for the ribbing and 5mm for the rest of the pattern. I've looked at the pattern for the changes between each size to see if I can alter it to make it smaller but I don't think that's an option!

I wandered if anyone had any ideas of what I can do? Is there any way I can gauge which needle size I should use to make a smaller size?

Any help is much appreciated!
Feathergirl is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-21-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
Feathergirl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Forgot to mention the pattern is James C Brett - JB100,

I can't find a link to the pattern anywhere.

Thanks
Feathergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,822
Thanks: 651
Thanked 3,499 Times in 3,174 Posts
Thiss may be a picture of the pattern:
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/James-C-Brett...-/130667767891
Try knitting a gauge swatch in your yarn and needles (this may be best done in the aran pattern). See how many stitches you get per inch and figure out how many sts it would then take for a 30" bust (or ~15" across the front or back). From there you can figure out whether it would be better to try a smaller size needle or to alter the pattern to make it smaller.
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
Feathergirl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks, yes that's the pattern!

Shall I just knit a 10cm x 10cm swatch in 5mm needles and the yarn?

Sorry im new to knitting! Thanks
Feathergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,822
Thanks: 651
Thanked 3,499 Times in 3,174 Posts
Cast on enough stitches for a bit larger than a 10x10 say a 13x13cm and measure over the middle 10cm.
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
Feathergirl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks,

I knitted the swatch, over a 10 x 10cm area I have 17 sts across and 23 rows in stockinette stitch.

Per inch I think I have 5 sts across and 7 rows.

Will it be possible to use smaller needles or will the pattern need altering?

I've only been knitting 8 months or so, it's boggling my brain!!

Thanks
Feathergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,822
Thanks: 651
Thanked 3,499 Times in 3,174 Posts
Ok, what gauge does the pattern call for in stockinette?
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
You see why it's important to measure 4"/10cm, that shows you've really got 4 sts per inch, not 5 sts. What's the gauge you're supposed to have? If it's different than the 4 then you need to multiply that times 30" to get the number of stitches you need.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
Feathergirl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm stockinette is the correct gauge.

If I work out how many sts I need for the 30 inch bust I see that it will work fine for the stockinette part of the dress but will this affect the cable pattern?

I was hoping that i'd be able to change the needle size but follow the 32" pattern. Is that not realistic?
Feathergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
No you can't use the 32" size, your stitches are slightly larger than the pattern gauge at 17 sts in 10 cm - less stitches means they're bigger. So if you go down a couple needle sizes you might get 19 or 20 sts and that may work, but it might be too stiff and densely knit.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how do I read "Using Cable CO, CO 13 sts, knit across 12 CO sts, pm, knit to end-46 (50, 54) sts melissaeb How-to Questions 4 03-25-2012 07:49 AM
Pattern #25345 Patons Cable Knit Bag ansara1 General Knitting 1 04-18-2008 12:51 PM
Sideways knit cable sweater pattern SherylAnn Pattern Central 7 01-12-2008 05:45 PM
Pattern Help Patons Cable Knit Bag cherublace How-to Questions 2 09-06-2007 12:01 AM
Cable Knit Sweater Bag at Payless--Pattern? absherl Pattern Central 10 09-08-2006 05:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:09 AM.