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By babychristopher1
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Hello,

Has anyone managed to find a hand knitting pattern, preferably in 4 ply for an adult sized wool soaker which is worn over either a disposable or reusable diaper?

I was taught to knit by my mother as a child, and have both hand knitted and machiene knitted jumpers in the past.

I have no idea how to convert baby sized garments into adult sizes, and I have searched for a long time online using google to no avail.

Regards,

Christopher.

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By MindyG
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My usual technique for sizing up a pattern is to use thicker yarn and larger needles and knit as written. If it's a big jump, I'll do a gauge swatch to guesstimate if I need to also increase a repeat or cast on more stitches.

Otherwise, yes, the process of converting one size to another starts with a gauge swatch and breaking down the pattern section by section to map the adjustments to the desired size.

Rather than start with a child's soaker pattern, what about looking for patterns for adult-sized underwear or bloomers and make adjustments to it? I believe knitty.com had some of those in their archives, and you can find all sorts of things on ravelry, too.

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