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Sizing up a knitting pattern

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Ladybee Sun 02-Jan-11 20:36:51

I'm still a novice knitter but have completed several things for my DS and now DH is getting a little jealous grin He's asked me to make something for him, the problem is he's a big guy. I've found a relatively simple cardigan pattern but it only goes to XL and I don't think the 'To Fit' measurements are big enough for him.
How difficult is it to size up a pattern? Or, is there anyone out there who would be willing to help me out on this? It's this pattern - Mens V Neck Cardigan in Rowan DK Pure Wool Family Collection. I'm a bit annoyed as the back of the book says Rowan patterns are available up to XXL, but as far as I can tell, none of them are actually shown with XXL instructions. I've bought extra yarn etc...can anyone help?

Catsmamma Sun 02-Jan-11 20:40:32

can't you work out the stitch difference between the small and large and then apply that to the difference you would have between a large and your xxl??

all the shaping would be the same, you'd just have the extra stitches to remember.

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