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I think I'm addicted to knit sweaters. I love to knit super easy, fast sweaters - with gorgeous yarns in gorgeous colors. And although I traditionally love the top-down patterns, there are some aspects that do not fit my tastes perfectly. Take, for example, the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern 992. I'd like to make a version out of a fun, chunky yarn, but first make a few changes.
- First, the sizes are a little too big for me. The smallest breast size is 38 and I really like that my is about 34 (yes, I know you all feel sorry for me).
- Second, the sleeve section just below the armhole is too loose. I prefer to be close-fitting.
- Third, I want the waist to have a bit of shape ...
Here's how I can achieve these goals.
- Make smaller : The theory to downsize the breast is simple: you want less stitches. For example, suppose your mesh size is 3 sts / inch. When the finished chest size is 38 inches, you will be knitting 38 x 3 = 114 stitches for the body of the pullover. If you want the finished breast size to be slightly smaller (eg 34 inches), you need to remove 4 inches from the body - that's 12 stitches (4x3 = 12). So if you subtract 12 out of 114, you'll get 102 ... So many stitches you want to have on your needle while knitting the body. When it comes to KPS patterns, we can further simplify the math. At the beginning, she tells you to knit until there are 55 sts between the spine marks - for the 38-inch breast. To reduce the breast size by 4 inches, we need to remove a total of 12 stitches: 6 from the front and 6 from the back. So ... subtract 6 out of 55 (which equals 49) and that's the number you'll knit. Basically you can & # 39; 49 & # 39; before the 55, to create an even smaller size!
- Pull the sleeves closer : This change is easy. Instead of waiting for the first sleeve drop (remember that you start from the top) for 6 rows, repeat the trash every two rows three times .... and then follow the pattern indicated.
- Add shapes : To give this top-down sweater more shape, gradually lower the stitches (on each side seam) to 1.5 inches above the waist, knit 3 inches smooth, and then gradually increase them. In the example of 4 M / inch you want to reduce a total of 8 stitches (1 on each side for 4 times). Note that the standard waist to shoulder measurement is 17 inches.
With these techniques, I can knit a sweater that fits just as I want it!
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