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I have, in front of me, 500 yards of cotton yarn. Gauge listed is 5.5 sts per inch on size 5 needles.<br><br>
What can I do with this? I'd really, really like to make a pullover vest out of it, but I can't figure out if I have enough yarn. (It would be a ladies small or kids large.) The patterns I've found all call for yarn with a different gauge and I'm not sure how to translate it to this yarn (or even if I can!) I knit loosely, if that matters, and usually choose needles 2 sizes smaller than the pattern calls for to compensate for that.<br><br>
Any idea if I can get a vest out of this? Any other ideas? Thanks!
 

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do you know how to make a gauge swatch? just make a swatch with needles you think might work for that pattern, and see if you can get that gauge. if not, switch needle size and try again.<br><br>
make sure you do your swatch (at least 4 inches across) in the same pattern as the vest (i.e. stock stitch, garter, etc).
 

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Do you have library access? I think Ann Budd does patterns for "any gauge" - sweaters, hats, etc. The patterns are written in a sort of chart thing.<br><br>
Yes! THis one has vests: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F1931499047%2Fsr%3D8-2%2Fqid%3D1141624190%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_2%2F002-8453039-9622458%3F_encoding%3DUTF8" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...Fencoding=UTF8</a><br><br>
(I know not everyone supports amazon.com, but they can be a good resource)<br><br>
~amey
 

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ooooooooohhhhhhhhh! THANK YOU!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I love Ann Budd's book and use it all the time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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