Before the arrival of Ravelry, one would find a project, buy supplies and cast on. There was the occasional consult with fellow knitters and staff at the LYS but aside from that you just knit the project. Since the inception of Ravelry many of us research, research, research. What yarn was used, needle size, and most important what modications where added to improve or alter a pattern more to our liking. I’m one of those knitters. Almost to the point of taking weeks to actually start a project because I spend so much time reading about what everyone else did.
That is called, “letting your head get in the way”. Many times that can be a big problem but in the case of the Go-veralls it served me well.
So here is a detailed write up of what I did, per request…it’s very chatty… I apologize in advance.
My gauge was a bit off. I was getting 4.25 to 1 inch so I knit the 12-18 month size even though my girl is only 9 months. The math just worked and I wanted it a bit big.
On the Leg: Follow directions up to last increase. On rnd 8 after the last increase begin the gusset as follows.
Rnd 1: M1P between the first and last stitch. Mark as the center stitch.
Rnd 2: Increase on either side of the center stitch in purl.
Rnd3: Knit even up to the 3 increased stitches and work as P, K, P
Rnd4: Increase on either side of the center stitch, keep the end stitches in purl, ie: p ,m1,k,m1,p
Rnd5: Knit even
Rep rnds 4 & 5 up to 9 gusset stitches or wider if necessary.
Then work even to the desired leg length. Repeat for the other leg.
Once the legs are the desired length, put the gusset stitches on a holder, join the legs as directed in the pattern but knit 3 rnds even then work the first decrease.
On the second rnd of each set of decreases work a short row as follow:
Set 1: Knit to 6 stitches before the side “seam”, wrap and turn the 6th stitch. purl back to 6 stitches before the side “seam”, wrap and turn the 6th stitch, knit back and continue the rnd. Remember to knit/purl the wraps with the respective stitch.
Set2 Knit to 8 stitches before the side “seam” on each side
Set3: Knit to 10 stitches before the side “seam” on each side.
If you need a higher rise start the short rows closer to the side “seam”
When I “kitchenered” the gusset I picked up an extra stitch on each end. So you’re actually working over (in my case) 11 stitches. That closes any remaining holes.
I’m so sure that all could have been said with half the words. My intention is to be helpful…hope I have been.