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Old 06-20-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Converting pattern from chunky to worsted
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I'm wanting to use worsted weight yarn in a cable hat pattern written for chunky yarn. I think I have to knit a swatch in worsted and then do something involving algebra comparing with the gauge given ?? But what? Thanks in advance,
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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I always use this hat formula; perhaps this will be helpful, too. :D
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Work with cables?
Thanks, that's very neat! But I'm thinking it won't work with cables? Since its calculated for stockinette... maybe there is a way to figure what to add for cables. I'm doing a swatch now to compare with the gauge on the pattern...
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Ok I think I've got it. I went to our LYS (which GASP! is closing! :crying: ) and this was what they told me:

Determine your # of stitches per inch by making swatch with the yarn you want to use. Find out the measurement of the finished hat circumference when *relaxed* (not stretched around the head). In this case, My yarn gave 3.5 st/inch and the finished hat is supposed to be 17". Then multiply # st X st/inch for number of st to cast on, in this case 59.5 so rounded up = 60.

When I make this project I will have to play around with where to place the cables etc... If it were a that that requires decreases that would require some figuring too, but it isn't - you just knit it straight up, then gather the stiches at the top and put a pom-pom on it. Its from p.30 in the book *One Skein* by Leigh Radford.
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