Math has never been my best subject. I graduated from a top 25 law school, yet I repeated 8th grade algebra. I have never attempted to change a pattern to make it bigger or smaller. Until now.
Let’s just say my first attempt didn’t work as planned. The original pattern was written for a 6 month size and a 12 month size. The difference in the number of cast on stitches was 12. (44 stitches for the smaller size and 56 stitches for the larger size). I wanted to make these legwarmers for a three year old. So, I cast on 80 stitches – 24 stitches more than for the 12 month size.
It was too big for my six year old.
My gauge was right – and I still stand behind my mathematical reasoning for 80 stitches. It was just one of those things. Maybe leg circumference doesn’t change that much better year 1 and year 3?
Here are the giant legwarmers on their way off the needles.
I’m going to cast on again tonight with 56 stitches and see if that works – maybe I can just increase the length instead of the width? We shall see.