Monday, November 20, 2006

Totem Questions

I really want to make a Totem for my niece. EZ gives 4 sizes: Baby, Child (27"), Child (32"), & Adult). Any help on what the commercial sizes would be for the 2 Child sizes? I'm pretty sure that the Little One will not sit still long enough for a measuring (also, if I don't get to it, my sister isn't asking, "where is it?"). I would love for anyone who has made it could comment on the fit.



  • You might fine the answer to your question at yarnstandards.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 PM  

  • Could you measure one of your niece's sweaters? Just lay it flat and measure it across, then multiply by 2 for the chest measurement.

    By Blogger Jenn, at 2:49 PM  

  • Tomten will work for a preemie or a lumberjack. Just do a gauge swatch. (I've knit maybe 50 of them in the last 25 years... Never for a lumberjack, though.)

    To paraphrase EZ in KWOTears, "If you're knitting for a baby, just cast on and knit away. It will fit some time or another."

    You could measure one of your niece's sweaters, multiply by 2 for the chest measurement THEN add maybe 2 more inches for grow room. And make the sleeves extra long so they go from cuff/mittens to right to the wristbone sleeves.

    By Blogger ScotSkipper, at 4:43 PM  

  • I made a Tomten in various worsted weight leftovers for a charity project. It ended up being a size 18/24 months.
    When dividing for back and sleeves,I modified the modular formula slightly, moving a couple of sts away from each sleeve and onto the sides of the back. For a 2 year old I would do the same, taking another st or 2 from the sleeves, which are very roomy. I would also add to the sleeve length.

    By Anonymous Laura, at 1:04 PM  

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