# Sizing bigger

Hi ! I 'm knew with knitting, but I seen a sleeveless top that I would like to make. The problem is, itâ€™s not in my size. My question is, am I able to make this same top in my size but larger? If so, how do I do this?

It can be done, but will take some math.

Youâ€™ll need to measure yourself, or a garment that fits well and have those measurements onhand. If you use your body measurements, remember to add some ease to them, you donâ€™t want that top to fit like bologna skin!

Now, youâ€™ve done that all important gauge swatch, right?
Because youâ€™ll need to know how many stitches to the inch youâ€™ll be doing.

Okay! Make a copy of your pattern that you can write on and grab your calculator. Youâ€™ll need to do some math to figure out how many stitches/rows youâ€™ll need to use to recreate your pattern in the larger size. Letâ€™s say the pattern called for casting on 20 stitches, at a gauge of 5 per inch. If you do your math, that means youâ€™d be knitting 4". (20/5=4) If you want your piece to measure 5" at the same point at 5 stitches per inch, youâ€™d cast on 25 stitches.(5*5=25)

So, everywhere in the pattern that gives a cast on or increase amount, re-work the numbers. If they give an overall dimension, rework the numbers. Note any areas with increases/decreases. Youâ€™ll need to adjust those perhaps. Measure frequently as you knit to stay on course.

Also take into account any pattern stitches. If a stitch is worked over a repeat of 8 stitches, you might have to adjust your cast on numbers (and others) to get regular repeats.

Good luck!
Abi

Abi thanks for sharing that with me