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    I want to knit a jumper in DK for a man who measures a 36" chest. I've scoured the local wool shops/departments for mens patterns and all I come up with are aran and chunky knits and even then they mostly start at size 38". I did find one that said 36" but the finished size was 40" which would be far too big. I'm looking for something with set in sleeves, round neck and a bit of pattern in it. If anyone can suggest a pattern no. for one I would appreciate it, as I'm now getting fed up of looking.

    Thanks Anne

  • #2
    Hi,
    Sorry i cant help with a pattern no, but have you had a look on ebay they have loads of knitting patterns on there. Hope this helps.
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    • #3
      Pattern.

      Hi

      I would rexommend Knitting Patterns Central, they have loads of patterns. Although I haven't checked out their men's patterns.

      Jo

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      • #4
        I have just had a luck on Central and you are correct, mens patterns seem to start at 40. How odd. I wonder if you could get a teenager pattern for 36? Or even do they do one?
        Carol
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        • #5
          A size 36 would be either a 'teenage' pattern or a vintage pattern I would have thought. I'll keep an eye out though.
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          • #6
            Why not knit a ladies 36 and add extra length for the back and sleeves?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mrs T Riddiough View Post
              A size 36 would be either a 'teenage' pattern or a vintage pattern I would have thought. I'll keep an eye out though.
              36" is small in Mens sizing.. (not "size small", small for men's clothing)

              When I worked in the retail sector we started at 38".. so I would agree that you probably need a child/teen pattern rather than an adult one? One with Mr Bunny might not be quite what the recipient wanted though, so pick carefully! *giggle*

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              • #8
                Thanks Ladies, I'll resume the hunt. Must admit I hadn't thought of looking through the childrens patterns. Will let you know what I find.

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                • #9
                  How are you at maths?
                  You can convert a pattern by using smaller needles, finer wool (using tension info) or doing the maths in working out how many stitches/rows less you need from the tension information.

                  Alternatively, there is a pattern in June's simply Knitting magazine for a man's jumper that starts with 36"/38" but fiinished size is 42 1/2" - it is cable though, so will pull in a little.

                  Another idea is to knit a plain 38" pattern but in 2 x 2 rib, that will definitely pull in.

                  If you have a particular pattern in mind that you would like to convert, feel free to pm me if you want help.

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