How does one increase the stitches in a pattern for a larger size needed?
by Carol Burkhard
I have a friend that needs knee warmers, but her legs are quite large, and the pattern I found does not fit her leg size. How does one go about increasing stitches to accommodate a larger size?
Are you any good at Math?
If your pattern has multiple sizes you can check to see how many stitches are added for each increase in size and use that info to work out how many additional stitches you need to add for the size you want.
If not, check the recommended tension on the band of your wool.
Then you can work out how many stitches are in an inch (or centimetre) and then multiply that number by the measurement that you need your knitted piece to be.
If you don't have the band, or if your normal tension is tight or loose in comparison to the recommended tension, it is probably a good idea to do a tension square
and base your calculations on that.