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Old 03-23-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hi all,
my name is trace and i am 37 new member.
I am newish to knitting self taught and loving it. anyway i wondered if i could ask for some help please.

I have knitted a couple of small bits nothing big and got the hang of easier technics lol
anyway i thought i would be brave and knit my daughter a long cardigan coat. she has picked the wool etc. and i have started it.
My daughter is 9 and i have started the pattern on the 9/10 yrs size.
the problem i have is my daughter is a smaller 9 year old. so even though the chest size would fit the length and arms would be a tad too big.

can anyone help me on how i would knit a shorter arm length and back into the pattern. the pattern is just knit and purl basic till i know what i am doing lol

hope i dont sound too daft lol anyway help appreciated thankyou from trace x
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Could you post a link to the pattern you are using?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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Hi all,
my name is trace and i am 37 new member.
I am newish to knitting self taught and loving it. anyway i wondered if i could ask for some help please.

I have knitted a couple of small bits nothing big and got the hang of easier technics lol
anyway i thought i would be brave and knit my daughter a long cardigan coat. she has picked the wool etc. and i have started it.
My daughter is 9 and i have started the pattern on the 9/10 yrs size.
the problem i have is my daughter is a smaller 9 year old. so even though the chest size would fit the length and arms would be a tad too big.

can anyone help me on how i would knit a shorter arm length and back into the pattern. the pattern is just knit and purl basic till i know what i am doing lol

hope i dont sound too daft lol anyway help appreciated thankyou from trace x
I've not done much in the way of fitted clothing, so I can guarantee you'll get better answers. But without seeing the pattern, if there's not too much shaping or cables and things like that...in other words, if there's a fair amount of "knit for 10 inches" sorts of things, you can simply knit that part shorter.

Otherwise, you'll have to do some math with the patterning to figure out how/where to shorten.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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You could just leave the sleeves long and roll them up. Somewhere in the pattern is probably a place where you knit without increases; just knit less at that point.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #5
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If you are going to reduce the length by omitting rows, make sure you do a gauge swatch first so you know how much length you are getting rid of by how many rows. It would totally suck to omit 15 rows because it seemed like a good number only to find out that you took of 5 inches of length and now it won't fit.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:31 AM   #6
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Use a tape measure. It's easier than figuring the math and counting rows.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:01 AM   #7
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Hi!

I'm sure your daughter is going to be THRILLED with her sweater coat! What a great use of your knitting talents!!

That being the case, though, remember that she's going to be growing and since I'm sure she'll love what you're making, you'll want to leave in some growing room for her. So when you measure for length for sleeves and the coat body, think about making the length longer than what will fit her right now.

Good luck with your project and please let us know how it's going!

Happy knitting!

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Hi all, thankyou for your replies.
this is the link for the cardigan coat i am doing my daughter, im not doing pink i am doing ntural colours for her.


Sirdar Leaflet 9250 - Womens Cardigans in Crofter DK (childrens in corner)

Read more: http://www.woodlandyarns.co.uk/sirda...#ixzz0j2fy7MtI

many thanks all help appreciated
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Hi all, thankyou for your replies.
this is the link for the cardigan coat i am doing my daughter, im not doing pink i am doing ntural colours for her.


Sirdar Leaflet 9250 - Womens Cardigans in Crofter DK (childrens in corner)

Read more: http://www.woodlandyarns.co.uk/sirda...#ixzz0j2fy7MtI

many thanks all help appreciated
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hi again this is the link to the knitting pattern can anyone help please with alterations thanks chicks
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:17 PM   #10
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hi again this is the link to the knitting pattern can anyone help please with alterations thanks chicks
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You've been given ideas already. Altering a pattern is not always easy especially for someone else. Do you have a yarn store you could go to?
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