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Old 10-23-2007, 06:07 AM   #1
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I found a great pattern but I don't want to use the yarn that it calls for..?
Ok i really want to make this vest
but i don't want to use bulky weight i want to use worsted or dk weight is that possible?I want to use it a a holiday vest and used inside and i think bulky is to much for 17 month old.And i also like the sweater pattern and i would like to use worsted for that also.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:41 AM   #2
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The gauge for that pattern is 3 stitches per inch. You won't be able to get that with worsted weight yarn.

They have you cast on 74 stitches, which would equal about 25 inches around. You could cast on 25 inches worth of worsted weight and add more stockinette on the sides of the cable pattern.

You'd probably have to make a bit of the cable pattern to see how wide it turns out with your yarn and then add the appropriate amount of inches of stockinette at the sides to fit.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:56 AM   #3
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I think if you decide to use a non-bulky type of yarn that you will really need to re-write the pattern. Not that that's impossible! Or even a bad exercise! This pattern even looks as if that might be not such a bad one to try that out on-- the arm holes are square so it wouldn't be that bad. But if you've got your heart set on using a worsted weight, as Ingrid suggested, I'd play around with some swatches, first.
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