Click here for Home
About Pat Patterns News Archives Tips & Tricks Pat's Columns Contact HCK Download How-To
 High Country Knitwear Home

Visit HCK Gifts!

New Projects!

HCK's Shopping Tote

Altiplano Vest

Andes Sweater


Bison Scarf

Breton & Rugby Shirts

Caroller's Hooded Scarf

Cowboy Hat

Crested Butte Hat

Cuff Kerchief & Not-a-Scarf

Cuzco Bags & Peruvian Motifs

Felted Digital Camera Bag

Fingerless Mittens

Filet Crochet Shawl

Fitted Vest

Knitted Shirt

Multi-Size Mittens

Natasha Sweater

Polar Bear Scarf

Pussycat Scarf

Raccoon Scarf

Sheep Scarf

Silver Streak Sweater

Socks 101

Socks 201

Steamboater Sweater

Storm Hood
Turtleneck Dickey


When choosing a size from a commercial pattern, measure first. 

The size you chose should be the measurement of your bra band measurement + 2”/5 cm + the ease the pattern calls for.  If you have a bra cup size larger than B, prepare alter the bust area with short-row shaping (about a vertical inch per cup size above B) to obtain a proper fit.


Jenna Wilson for—all on fitting

Thinking Beyond the Pattern:  Knit Smarter, Not Faster.        

But will it fit…?
First amendments: altering length in a knitting pattern

First amendments continued: altering length in a knitting pattern

The second dimension: adjusting knitting patterns for width

Ravellings on the knitted sleeve -- Part I

Ravellings on the knitted sleeve
Part II - Creating a set-in sleeve for a sleeveless body

Ravellings on the knitted sleeve
Part III - Set-in sleeves by the numbers
Bonnie Marie Burns
On short-row shaping for the bust                 

Resources for larger knitters:
This includes a recommendation of Amy Singer’s and Jillian Moreno’s Big Girl Knits, which is frank and accurate.