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Old 09-20-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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increasing a pattern size
Hi there, I'm new to the forum, and still sort of new to knitting, but doing fine.

I've mastered the basics and increases, decreases, cables etc. but I now find myself in need of some advice.

I want to knit my nephew a cardigan from the Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners - however my nephew will be four by the time he is ready to wear this cardigan, and the pattern sizes only go up to 24 months.

I am pretty confident that I could figure out the increases for most of the pattern - however it has a shawl collar which requires a number of short (or turning) rows. I am not convinced that I would be able to wing it and get these increases right!

Can anyone advise me on the best way to go about figuring out the increases (rather than just knitting on bigger needles)?

thanks, Teresa
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:53 AM   #2
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Well honestly, having a 4 year old myself, I think that all that's changed with him over the last 2 years is that his arms are longer and his body is longer. If anything, he is skinnier than he was back then cause he's stretched out so much. Is there any way you could get your nephews measurements and compare them to the pattern schematic drawings (if it has them). You may find that the chest measurements and all that will match, then you'd just have to make the sleeves longer and increase the length of the body of the sweater.
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yes, you know i think that you may well be right. Adjusting the arm and body length and width to his measurements (which my sister is getting for me if he will stop still for long enough!) should be quite simple, its the shawl collar that i am more concerned about.

Although the woman from my local knitting supplies store suggested that neck size doesn't alter that dramatically between the ages of 2 and 4, so i might be able to jsut go with the collar directions as they are in the size 2 pattern.

I'm just not sure I want to take the risk of knitting a whole jumper and then finding that the collar mucks the whole thing up!!
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:57 AM   #4
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You could always find a collar from a different pattern and substitute it for the short-row one.
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