I made a baby sweater and now I want one for me!

I just finished an adorable baby sweater called “rosebud” and I love the way it came out. I would be thrilled to make one for myself, but how would I ever convert it to a women’s size? Are there any books or tools that would assist me with the process?
Thank you in advance for any help!


That is adorable :sparkling_heart:. I hope someone can help you. What yarn did you use? Love the colors! :sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:

Thanks Jenny!

I used one of the mixed color “yarn cakes.” Fun, don’t you think… I found some ideas online to make a Swatch and then figure out the math for myself. I wish there was some kind of fill in the blank on how to do it, but I will give it a try.

Have a wonderful weekend!


I have a couple of books by Ann Budd https://tinyurl.com/y4lpxxv8 and https://tinyurl.com/y5p4v9a5 that have loads of standard sweaters in multiple sizes. I think the seamless yoke sweater might be similar enough to this that you could use the figures for the size you want to then work out how to alter it for the frill.

Or if you have Bluprint (Craftsy) there is a class https://www.mybluprint.com/playlist/129 for making this sweater:

It is similar enough to yours, maybe just knit to where you join for the sleeves but ignore the sleeves themselves and the pattern of the yoke design, do it in garter stitch, and mimic the instructions for the frill at the bottom??

Personally I hate DROPS patterns - just find them hard to follow, but they have LOADS of yoke sweater patterns.

Anyway, it might be easier then trying to convert the pattern you have that is in a tiny size…

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Thank you so much for your great ideas! I will take a look and see how the sizing works. I did a lot of math on Sunday and converted to my size. I hate American measuring system, so did it in metric and hopefully it worked. I liked the idea of trying to figure it out, but I am going to look at Ann Budd’s work and see what she has to say. The sweater you are wearing is beautiful.


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LOL! Not me :laughing: Just the photo from the pattern for the class! But I hope the info helps you with your upscale of the pattern!

Tin Can Knits’ Antler Cardigan pattern is sized for newborn to adult. While not the same style as your cardigan, there may be help within that pattern for modifying yours. Good luck! It’s a great sweater and such a good idea.

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Another possibility is The Road To Gimmerton by Melissa Schaschwary. Both of these I’ve mentioned are on Ravelry.

Thanks Annie!