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Re: making a pattern smaller
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: October 24, 2008 10:25AM

What money you could make if you could create such a program!

Actually, for standard shaped garments, there are books that provide stitch count, etc. based upon a knitter's gauge. When you get to unusual shapes, it becomes more complex because size can affect the final drape, etc. If you were to make this garment significantly smaller with the same yarn weight and gauge, you might find that the pieces drape differently even though the proportions of the reduced size item remain the same. Think about how limp a piece of paper can be but if you reduce that piece of paper to a small enough size it appears "stiffer" even though the properties of the paper itself hasnt' changed.

Significantly smaller may mean you will need to go down in yarn weight and needle size and knit to a finer gauge.

So many factors to consider with fiber and fabric, including the knitted fabric.

Good luck with the project. It's always great to see what knitters come up when they take an design and make it their own.

Subject Written By Posted
  making a pattern smaller MicheleK 10/23/2008 05:21PM
  Re: making a pattern smaller KT 10/23/2008 06:09PM
  Re: making a pattern smaller MicheleK 10/23/2008 09:13PM
  Re: making a pattern smaller KT 10/24/2008 10:25AM
  Re: making a pattern smaller MicheleK 10/24/2008 11:14AM
  Re: making a pattern smaller Alex 10/24/2008 11:03AM
  Re: making a pattern smaller Alex 10/25/2008 03:21AM

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