Sunday 3 April 2011

Could the numbers I had worked out for the Baby booklet work for an adult sweater? I decided to knit an adult size and see.
I think it turned out very well. Using chunky weight Northern Lights I worked the numbers for the newborn size in sock weight yarn. I did some calculations to decide that that size would give me the neckband measurment I would like. I made some modifications. I cast on 3" at the underarms, put in waist shaping and made it short sleeved. Now I have to find some buttons which match this gorgeous new Apricot colour of Northern Lights.

Isn't gauge a wonderful thing? With a change of gauge you can take the numbers for a sock weight newborn sweater and make an adult sized sweater, amazing.


  1. Love the colour and just wish I could look good in it. Looks like a useful sort of sweater, especially at this time of year.

  2. That's a great sweater, Deb. I love the concept of the same pattern, witht different gauge = different size.


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