View Full Version : change in needle=more yarn?

10-30-2011, 12:32 AM
I really like this pattern (http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/928_0650_US_N405.pdf) but it calls for a size 13 needle and 3 balls of yarn. I'd like to use a size 9 needle, I like the look of stitches with a small needle, but my guess is that a smaller needle means more yarn needed. How do I figure out how much yarn I'll need for a smaller needle with this pattern?

I should add that I'll be using Worsted yarn and figured out it should need 4 balls instead of the 3 the pattern calls for. I added up the number of total yards needed (using the original yarn stats) and divided it by the yards in the balls I'll be using.

10-30-2011, 05:52 AM
You can use this yarn calculator (http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/tools/YardageConversion.html) to estimate yardage if you knit a swatch with your needles and the worsted yarn that you want to use.

10-30-2011, 12:24 PM
You'll also have to cast on more stitches to get it the same size as the original.