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IrishKnitter
01-09-2007, 01:17 AM
So after working with worsted weight yarn on my last project, I recently switched to a chunky weight yarn with larger needles. I realized how much more I loved the thicker yarn, so I became curious...what about the rest of you?

gingergal4l8r
01-09-2007, 01:21 AM
I am liking the worsted yarn as I am just learning and find I do not add stitches as much as I do with chunky or bulky. Trying to get projects finished faster I guess... :happydance:

suzeeq
01-09-2007, 01:31 AM
I usually use worsted weight on larger needles. I've used some chunky, but I don't think I'd want a sweater out of it.

sue

CateKnits
01-09-2007, 01:34 AM
Fingering for socks, worsted for sweaters, and bulky for scarves. :shrug: I couldn't pick one to vote!

five_six
01-09-2007, 02:26 AM
No i can't pick one either, as i love them all. in their own right...

Lieke
01-09-2007, 03:50 AM
well, it's hard to pick out one, because I love all yarns, but when I think about it...

I'm not a really fast knitter, not only because I'm slow, because that's getting a lot better, but mostly because I don't have much time to knit. I usually make sweaters and that takes really long. That's why I voted bulky, because with that yarn, I can still finish a sweater quick (although I've only made 1 sweater with bulky, but I really love that one)

of course I don't use bulky for socks. For socks I prefer fingering weight.

Jax3303
01-09-2007, 07:48 AM
I love them all, but I'll pick Lace weight yarn as my favorite because I absolutely LOVE knitting lace.

Ingrid
01-09-2007, 08:18 AM
I can't pick one, either, though I will say that I don't really enjoy knitting with larger needles--anything larger than about 10 annoys me. :shrug:

Webigail
01-09-2007, 10:03 AM
Fingering for socks, worsted for sweaters, and bulky for scarves. :shrug: I couldn't pick one to vote!

I was just thinking the same LOL

nadja la claire
01-09-2007, 10:23 AM
I picked worsted because it's the one I use the most, but like others have said I really can't pick a favorite. Yarns, like people, are all beautiful in their own way.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

suzeeq
01-09-2007, 03:03 PM
I can't pick one, either, though I will say that I don't really enjoy knitting with larger needles--anything larger than about 10 annoys me. :shrug:

I'm the opposite - anything under 10 drives me bonkers!

sue

ecb
01-09-2007, 05:08 PM
I can't pick one, either, though I will say that I don't really enjoy knitting with larger needles--anything larger than about 10 annoys me. :shrug:

I'm the opposite - anything under 10 drives me bonkers!

sue

I'm with Sue on this
except then I M making my Goddesses (DPN sized 6-8)
I am working through all the cheepo acrylic I got when I started knitting
so I M using 6-10s for knitting the chemo caps
when they are done I will send the needles to the After school Program for the kids
They have asked me to teach the kids to knit some time

ecb

Jan in CA
01-09-2007, 05:15 PM
I'm with Ingrid. I tried using size 11+ on something and it kind of hurt my hands. :shrug:

Stiney
01-09-2007, 05:18 PM
You-you want me to PICK?

:thud:

janelanespaintbrush
01-09-2007, 05:36 PM
Since I appreciate yarn that knits up quickly, I selected chunky, but I've got lots of variety in my stash from fingering to bulky. It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I like the feel of big squooshy yarn on substantial needles, while other times I enjoy the precision of skinny yarn on teeny needles. :shrug: I guess you can say I'm an equal opportunity knitter, at least when it comes to gauge. I've never gone above US 17 or below US 0, though.

Calamintha
01-09-2007, 06:32 PM
Fingering or lace, which wasn't on the list :)

IrishKnitter
01-09-2007, 07:05 PM
Oops! I can't believe I forgot lace. I saw a few other people put that too. I must have forgotten it for two reasons:

1. It was late last night when I posted the poll.

and

2. I'm going to be honest here...lace intimidates me JUST a little bit! :teehee: I'm still a rather newbie knitter.

It's been interesting seeing everyone's various preferences. :D