View Full Version : Is your gauge different on wood than on metal?

01-13-2008, 11:13 PM
Do you find you need tighter or looser on wood than on metal? I know that wood is supposed to have more grip than metal but I've never used it (I only have the nickel Options set and I don't have any experience on anything else). I want to try some Harmony needles and I need to know if I should buy smaller or larger needle sizes than I would for metal.

Thank you! :mrgreen:

01-13-2008, 11:38 PM
I've never stopped to measure the gauge, but I've slipped from one to another without an obvious problem using the same sized needles.

01-14-2008, 10:41 AM
I knit a tiny bit tighter on metal, I guess I'm a bit more nervous about stitches slipping off. But the difference between my guage on wood and metal is very small.