For those of you that were interested in joining the Selbugenser Course by knititng a
child size jumper, I have some updated information for you.
First, one must remember that this pattern was launched in the late 70s/early 80s here in Norway. This was before the age of test knitting and tech editing.
With this in mind, there are some very interesting differences between the modern Selbugenser pattern and this archived children's pattern.
Differences that I do not have any answers or explainations for...and trust me I have tried to get them.
If you look at what they are asking for in this pattern...which has the same gauge, same needle size....etc.
The 10 year old and the 12 year old pattern is asking for approximately the same amount of yarn as the large women's size of the modern pattern. However the measurements are nearly the same for the small women's size.
Do have a good look at this information in comparison to the planning guide that I provided for you, based on the Adult size jumper.
12 year old: chest measurement 98 cm, length 60 cm, arm length 43 cm
- MC 350 grams/CC 200 grams
10 year old: chest measurement 92 cm length 55 cm, arm length 40 cm
- MC 300 grams/CC 150 grams
8 year old: 86 cm, 50 cm, 37 cm - MC 250 grams/CC 150 grams of wool
6 year old: 80 cm, 44 cm, 35 cm - MC 200 grams/CC 100 grams of wool
4 year old: 74 cm, 40 cm, 30 cm - MC 200 grams/CC 100 grams of wool
I am allowed to sell this pattern to you together with a yarn kit.
However, you will have to decide how you want to handle this for yourself.