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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Enlarge It! Reduce it!

How to Enlarge & Reduce Patterns using Adobe Reader

Happy Saturday everyone! We've got a bonus post for you today to help with one of the most persistent questions we receive here at Fandom In Stitches: How do I resize a pattern?

The easiest way to ENLARGE or REDUCE a pattern is to print it as a poster using Adobe Reader and the chart below.

ENLARGE OR REDUCE PATTERNS USING THIS SCALE
Pattern Size Needed
4"5"6"7"8"9"10"11"12"
Pattern Size
4"100%125%150%175%200%225%250%275%300%
5"80%100%120%140%160%180%200%220%240%
6"67%83%100%117%133%150%167%183%200%
7"52%71%88%100%114%128%143%152%171%
8"50%62%75%87%100%112%125%137%150%
9"44%55%66%77%88%100%111%122%133%
10"40%50%60%70%80%90%100%110%120%
11"36%45%54%63%72%81%90%100%109%
12"34%42%50%59%67%78%84%93%100%

Follow these steps and use the chart below to make it even easier:

  1. Download the PDF pattern file.
  2. Open pattern in Adobe Reader.
  3. Open the Print dialog (shown below) by clicking the printer icon.
  4. Choose which Pages to Print. In the example "All" is chosen, but if there is an instruction page, skip that and just enlarge the pattern pages. It may be least confusing to enlarge one page at a time.
  5. Under Paper Sizing & Handling, choose Poster (see image).
  6. Determine the starting Pattern Size and the chart below to determine what percentage to enlarge to Pattern Size Needed. For example, to print a 5" pattern at 10", Tile Scale (see below) will need to be 200%.
  7. Print these instructions for easy reference.




Big thanks to designer Addie Clark for sharing the poster printing tip over on our Facebook Group!  

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