02-01-2007, 07:17 AM #1 temergency Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Dec 2006 Location: williamstown, new york Posts: 37 Thanks: 3 Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts sizing question I have this gorgeous chunky handspun yarn and want to make a cardigan. I found a pattern that I like but the bust is 46" on 10 1/2 needles. This yarn will certainly work with size 13 (recommended). Do you think if I make the sweater with the 13s it will fit a 50" bust? Thanks! __________________ It's all good!

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 02-01-2007, 08:02 AM #2 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,459 Thanks: 17 Thanked 2,138 Times in 1,769 Posts The sweater will definitely be bigger, but you'll need to do some math to figure out how much. Knit a swatch with your yarn on the 13's and see how many stitches per inch you get. Then use that figure and divide it into the number of stitches in the sweater--back and two sides, totaled. That will give you an idea of how large the sweater will be. For example, if you get 3 stitches per inch on the larger needles, and there are a total of 150 stitches in the sweater, then the sweater will be 50 inches around. __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
 02-01-2007, 02:35 PM #3 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts An easy way is to use a smaller pattern size. Taking the sts per inch you get with the 13s, multiply that by 46" - that will be how many stitches you need, front and back. See which size has close to that number of stitches around and use it. sue
 02-01-2007, 07:00 PM #4 temergency Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Dec 2006 Location: williamstown, new york Posts: 37 Thanks: 3 Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts Thanks! I pretty much knew that's what I would have to do! I'm not a very good swatcher and thought someone might have a "trick"!!!! Thanks for the responses...on to the swatch! __________________ It's all good!

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