# Sizing question

I have this gorgeous chunky handspun yarn and want to make a cardigan. I found a pattern that I like but the bust is 46" on 10 1/2 needles. This yarn will certainly work with size 13 (recommended). Do you think if I make the sweater with the 13s it will fit a 50" bust?

Thanks!

The sweater will definitely be bigger, but youâ€™ll need to do some math to figure out how much.

Knit a swatch with your yarn on the 13â€™s and see how many stitches per inch you get. Then use that figure and divide it into the number of stitches in the sweaterâ€“back and two sides, totaled. That will give you an idea of how large the sweater will be.

For example, if you get 3 stitches per inch on the larger needles, and there are a total of 150 stitches in the sweater, then the sweater will be 50 inches around.

An easy way is to use a smaller pattern size. Taking the sts per inch you get with the 13s, multiply that by 46" - that will be how many stitches you need, front and back. See which size has close to that number of stitches around and use it.

sue

I pretty much knew thatâ€™s what I would have to do! :doh: Iâ€™m not a very good swatcher and thought someone might have a â€śtrickâ€ť!!!

Thanks for the responsesâ€¦on to the swatch!