I need to resize a knitting pattern...but how?

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@ragmama (536)
April 2, 2007 1:35pm CST
I found out today that my good friend's baby-on-the-way is a girl, and I have a pattern for a darling sweater I'd love to make for her. Only thing is, the smallest size on the pattern is six months, and I need more like a three month size (so it'll actually fit the baby in the winter.) Does anyone have any tips on resizing the pattern? How many stitches to take from the body, sleeves, etc? I don't want to cut it down too much and have the sweater be doll-sized or anything - but along those same lines, this is NOT going to be a huge baby. Some insight would be greatly appreciated!