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Old 10-12-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
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How can I change the below pattern to 4 years old? Anybody can change for me ?

Many thanks!

This pattern makes a newborn to 6 month size sweater; larger size numbers are in parentheses. If you are using a finer weight yarn, such as Jamie, use the larger set of numbers. It will yield a newborn to 6 month size.

Materials
1 ball Sport Weight (Bernat Softee Baby) Yarn
#4 straights and dpn's
2 stitch holders
crochet hook
Gauge
13 sts and 17 rows to 2"

Instructions

CO 60 sts

Rows 1-2: K
Row 3 (RS): buttonhole row
for boy, K 2, yo, K 2 tog; work to end
for girl, K across to last 4 sts, K 1, yo, K 2 tog, K 1
Rows 4-5: K
Row 6:(WS) K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4
Row 7: K
Row 8: K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4
Row 9: K 4, *increase in next st, K 2, * repeat between stars across, end K 4 (78 sts)
Row 10: K 6, slip 2 as if to P, with yarn held in back of work, *K 2, slip 2* repeat across, ending with K 6.
Row 11: K
Row 12: As Row 10
Row 13: K 4,* increase in next st, K 3*, repeat across, end K 5 (96 sts)
Row 14: K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4
Row 15: K
Row 16: K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4
Row 17: K 5 *increase in next st, K 4* repeat across, end K 5 (114 sts)
Row 18: K 6, slip 2 as if to P, with yarn held in back of work, *K 2, slip 2* repeat across, ending with K 6
Row 19: K
Row 20: As Row 18
Row 21: K 6, * increase in next st, K 5 * repeat across, end K 5 (132 sts)
Row 22: K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4
Row 23: Work row in K and buttonhole same end as in row 3-repeating buttonhole every 11th ridge (for larger size do 2nd buttonhole in row 27, having a buttonhole every 12th ridge)
Row 24: K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4
Row 25: *K 6, inc in next st* repeat across, K 6 (150 sts)
Row 26: K 6, slip 2 as if to P, with yarn held in back of work, *K 2, slip 2* repeat across, ending with K 6
Row 27: K across (larger size: 2nd buttonhole in this row)
Row 28: As Row 26
Row 29: K across (For larger sweater do another increase row here: *K 7, inc in next st* across, end K 6)

Work even in stockinette stitch with garter stitch button bands for 2 (6) rows. This will leave you on the WS, ready to place the markers.

Place Markers (WS): Work 26 (30)sts, place marker; work 26 (27) sts, place marker, work 46 (54) sts, place marker, work 26 (27) sts, place marker, work last 26 (30)sts.-(150)(168) sts total
Increase Row: *K to within 2 sts of marker, increase in next st, K 1, pass marker, increase in next st*; repeat between *'s 3 times (8 sts added)
Next Row: K 4, P across to within 4 sts of end, K 4

Repeat these two rows 4 (5) more times. (190 )(216) sts, putting sleeves on holder on the last (WS) row. Count ridges. 3rd buttonhole is coming up!

Next Row (RS): *Work to within 2 sts of marker, increase in next st, K 1, remove marker, CO 4 sts under arm, remove marker, increase in next st*; work across the back and repeat between stars (130) (150) sts

Work even, keeping button bands and working buttonholes where needed.

Work additional decorative rows (see rows 10-13) near the bottom of the sweater, incorporating 5th buttonhole in garter stitch border, to match neck.

Sleeves

Pick up stitches of one sleeve plus 4 sts from cast on underarms, on 3 dpn's. Join yarn at underarm and work stockinette stitch (all K) to 1 1/2" short of desired length.

Decrease evenly in last round of K, leaving 36 sts on sleeve.

Next round: *P 2 sl 2 with yarn in front; rep from *
K 1 round
Repeat last 2 rounds.
K 2 rounds.
Decrease 4 sts in next round, leaving 32 st.

Switch to garter stitch (P 1 row, K 1 row) and work to match neck.

Cast off in P loosely.

Repeat for second sleeve.

For a plainer boy's sweater, you may omit decorative row and end cuff with garter stitches only.

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patt...weyokecard.htm
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:29 AM   #2
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How big is a child's size 4? You could swatch test some larger needles and yarn. If you're lucky, you could just do that and not alter the pattern at all, but it'll take some figuring first...
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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You could take Kristin's advice and play with your wool and needle sizes to see if you can get your pattern to fit a 4 YO but just in case that doesn't work I think finding a similar pattern in a larger size would be easier.

What is it about that pattern that you like?

The pattern you posted is a fairly simple raglan cardigan with a stitch detail for the yolk, hem and sleeves.

There are plenty of similar patterns and formulas for patterns for raglan sweaters that you would be able to customize to fit a 4 yo.

Here's just a few I found when I googled "child's raglan sweater pattern:

The Incredible Custom fit Raglan Sweater

Baby/Toddler Raglan

Simple worked from the top raglan sweater


Hope this helps!

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Old 10-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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Zkimom has the right idea. Play around with gauge, larger needles and yarn. But if you can actually find a pattern like it for a 4-year-old, that would be best by far.

You also could take the difference between the smaller and larger sizes [where the pattern says do x for the larger size] and add it to the existing directions for the larger size. But you still will need even larger needles and yarn. This would let you fudge the pattern for, say, a one-year-old.

Usually you can only stretch/fudge a pattern so far. From infant to 4-year-old is a bit much, to me. I'd seriously consider finding another pattern.

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