Modifying Pattern (Increasing Size of a Sweater)?

I want to knit a sweater for my dad, and I found a pattern for this raglan style sweater he really liked, the problem is it only has instructions for sizes 36-42 inches and I need 48 inch (these are for chest measurements). I was wondering if increasing the size would be as simple as just increasing the number of stitches or if it would be more complicated? Since this is a raglan sweater I’m worried that I may have to modify the amount of stitches I decrease for raglan shaping and how frequently I decrease, etc. I’m not a very experienced knitter and if it gets to complicated it may be better to just search for another pattern that’s similar :sweat_smile:

link to sweater pattern: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/526202499/mens-fishermans-rib-sweater-knitting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=men%20sweater%20patterns&ref=sr_gallery_31

What a nice gift for your dad!
You could try knitting this is a heavier yarn with larger needles. You’d have to play around with gauge to see how much larger the sweater would be with say an aran weight yarn.
There are similar patterns available and that might be a better choice.


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Here is a great link, I think it will help you to figure out how to resize your pattern. I even saved it.

http://www.cara4webshopping.com/convert_patterns.html

Hope this helps :blush:

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Thank you guys so much!! I’m gonna give this sweater a try now :grinning: thank you !:smile::smile:

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Your welcome, let us know how it turns out :grinning:

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