Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you on this! But I agree with what you've already heard back from the designer - you want to take the negative ease off of your actual measurements. So like you said, if you measure 38" then I'd go with whatever size is given that is closest to a 36".
Good luck with the vest, it's so cute! Post pictures when you're done, I'd love to see how it turned out :)
Thank you Jenny!! If i ever manage to make this sweater, I will Proudly share pictures! :)
My 8 year old daughter has fallen in love with the Kourtney Sweater pattern, and asked if i could make it in her size. She has a 24" chest, and of course the pattern does not go that small. At the risk of making myself mental with alterations to the pattern, I am willing to try. Any tips?
Jenny, cute sweater! Take the gauge and multiply it by the number of inches you need and that is approximately the number of stitches you will need at that point in the pattern. Hope that helps.
Thanks cheryl! I will do that!
I know, I hate having to figure out all that math, but I can see why your daughter likes the sweater. I can't believe she is already 8. Time does fly, doesn't it?
Ya, i can't believe it some days, I remember bringing her home form the hospital...
I actually LOVE doing the math, it is what i went to school for, and i just love calculating. ( I am a BIG TIME process knitter. This was a big surprise to me, since i am a get-it-done kind of type-A person. I am just ot so much a product knitter though! :D, )
So i like to adjust patterns....But, of course i need the time and solitutde to work at it, and i fear i dont get that around here, lol. And just working out the calculations doesnt take into account design aspects.... and i really hate to think of doing all that work on paper and at the needles, just to have a big waste of time that no one can wear.... Ack. I am trying to not think of it like tha,t and just enjoy the actual knitting time....
Cuddle Knits For Wee Ones Book problem - missing instructions for sleeves
i have purchased this book,but have run into a problem - there isn't any instructions for the sleeves for the pattern on page 54 Just Like Grandpa- sweater pattern. any input or suggestions of how to acquire the instructions for the sleeves for this pattern. thanks-would like to finish the sweater.
ps-this is my 1st time posting - so i may not have come to the right place. apology if not in right place.
Doc, there is never a "wrong" place to post here, but sometimes there are places where more people might see the questions. One of the good places for posting is in Ask the Fairy Godknitters.
I don't have this book and I searched for the book and the pattern on Ravelry and did not find it. Is it the one by Catherine Bouquerel? I did find it on Amazon, but did not see this specific pattern. I was trying to figure out if maybe the sleeves were charted and so it doesn't give written directions. (Oh, when I searched by her name, I did find her book on Ravelry, but I still couldn't find that pattern.)
If the sleeves are not charted, I would contact the publisher. If it is charted, I would write out the directions if you aren't used to charts.
Sorry I can't be of more help, but without having that book in my library it is hard to give a better answer for you. Best of luck.
Ivanka, I don't really have a solution, but you might start a new thread in the Ask the Fairy Godknitters group. There are a lot of knowledgable knitters in that group who love to share their knowledge.
Thanks, Cheryl. I'll give them a try.