Since the pattern does not include children’s sizes, I had to first find a yoke pattern sweater that does include child sizes. I chose Compass, which is part of the Strange Brew book/compilation.
Then I had to calculate to get the number of stitches correct to get the elephant repeats to work. Next, I had to decide how many rows of the elephant chart I wanted to use so that the design wouldn’t be too deep for a child size sweater.
Add to all that, I wanted to make a cardigan instead of a pullover so I had to add the extra stitches for steeking.
At this point, I can’t even guarantee that this is all going to work but I do have the chart finished.
The next thing I will do is add a few short rows to the back to bring the back up to be a bit higher than the front. Then I’ll separate the sleeves and once that’s done, I can again measure the project and make sure it’s going to be the size I intended for it to be. Hopefully that will all be correct and I can proceed.
It’s a lot of work to be so unsure as to whether it’s going to work but it’s a step I needed to take. I have this all worked out in my head. I’ve studied the process and it seems like it should work but until I actually do it, I can’t be sure so . . hopefully by the end of the day, I’ll know if this project is going to work as planned.