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Old 10-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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I need some advice.

Austen's measurements are the following over her cloth diaper:

Waist - 15.5
Hip - 17
Rise - 14

Our winters end around early March. She's petite but of course growing every day it seems.

My question is, should I go with her EXACT measurements or size up a little to ensure they fit through winter?

If I size up, how much? I realize knit is stretchy, especially the waist band so I don't want to size up toooooo much.

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ETA: I'm knitting some of her woolies but want to send some yarn to be knit so spam me with knitters.

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Re: Longies Sizing Help

I always size up in the rise and inseam by an inch or two when knitting.
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I always size up in the rise and inseam by an inch or two when knitting.
Should I size up on the rise/inseam and leave the rest alone?

Anyone else?
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Re: Longies Sizing Help

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Should I size up on the rise/inseam and leave the rest alone?

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I would size up on the rise and hips but leave the inseam alone if you're making them yourself. You can always add length onto the legs but you really can't change the others without frogging.
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I'm making my DD's longies pretty much fit in the rise and hips, maybe an inch too big, but I'm adding an inch to the inseam so they'll fit the whole season. I plan on rolling up the cuff until it's too short and then letting it out.

The ones in working on now I want to add a ruffle instead of a cuff. Since I can't roll up a ruffle, I think I'm either going to make an extra ruffle to thread onto it to make it longer when needed or just make them a little too long and hope for the best.

Here's an example of a pair I just finished that'll be cuffed for now but I'll let down when needed. I used buttons for these but the next pair I plan on stitching.
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