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Old 12-30-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Resizing pattern?
Man, I'm just full of questions today

One of my current projects is these adorable booties.

The guage on the pattern is 7spi/ 8 garter row ridges per inch, which I was able to get perfectly with size 2 needles. It's making a perfect pair of itty bitty baby booties for dh's cousin's expected arrival. Finished, the sole of the bootie is about 3&3/4".

So, my question... I'd like to make a pair to fit my 8mo. My problem is I suck at math LOL Does anyone know how I would adjust the guage/pattern to resize them? Would it be as simple as increasing the size of my needles (and if so, how do I figure which size to go up to)? Or would I have to change the pattern itself? Or both?
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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Well, normally I'd say you should probably do some math. But because they are so tiny, and probably don't take a huge amount of time to knit, I'd think you could go up a couple of needle sizes and be OK (and you'd probably want yarn that's a bit thicker, but maybe not). If nothing else, err on the side of making them a bit too big, because she'll grow into them. With something like this, I think you could "eyeball" it.
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Thanks Marria! I suppose someday I should learn how to do the "figuring", but for now I'm happing with just seeing how it goes LOL The tiny one I have done already I finished in just a few hours, so it's a really quick knit. I guess the worst that can happen is I'll have to tear it out and start over!
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No problem! If you ever want to resize something, just post here, and everyone will help you out. That's what impressed me about this site the first time I posted--how quickly I got an answer to my question.

In the meantime, there is this article on Elann.com on resizing. It's short, but goes through an actual example of resizing a sweater. You might want to take a look at it.

http://www.elann.com/faq.asp#resize
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