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#1 of 3 Old 01-15-2014, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I feel like i am missing a quick and easy answer on this one....My family name is 'Murphy'  and i have a young niece (she'll be 1 in April - very petite!)  and i want to make her an Aran Knit sweater ....i even found the 'Murphy Pattern'  - at this website  :  http://www.aransweatermarket.com/knitting/knitting-wool-and-patterns

i cannot afford to buy the pattern for that amount of $$ but i am confident i can make own pattern after looking at the picture...the problem is - i am coming up with a sweater that only a grown adult could wear.  There is - at my best minimum - without skipping any of the pattern...114 CO stitches!  Even on size 3 needles - this thing will be huge....shes such a little peanut too,.....is there a way to make it smaller without compromising the pattern?  Should i start this for her 16 th birthday instead of her first???  

what am i missing here?

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hmmm. I think you are missing a pattern lol.  What size yarn and gauge are you using?  I think if you are doing a 12 mo sweater with that many stitches you are going to need to be near fingerling and probably a size 1 or 2...  Which sounds rather tedious to me since aran sweaters should be warm and cushy and lovely and fingerling is going to loose a lot of that loveliness I think.  How about rather than completely winging it and then storing it for 15 more years doing something like this?

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-poonam  Pretty much the same thing isn't it?  It says it is a newborn pattern- but if you up your yarn, needles, and gauge a little it should work out pretty well.  I think it is so cute I might just knit one too :)

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aran-baby-set---cardigan   this one is also darling- although a cardigan.

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-baby-aran  here is one that is an actual 12 mo size....  but horizontal pattern rather than vertical.


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those are adorable - but for me ..the whole point was to use the "Murphy Pattern"  specifically  - seems like when i decipher what the cable stitches are - i come up with over 100 stitches....i have a DK lightweight ....i think its merino wool - probably washable...ave to check again.  i tried a swatch on size 4 needles and im coming up with a 44" waist.  

i guess i may have to 'fudge' the pattern a little bit if i want it to fit her this decade! 

thanks for the links!


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