View Full Version : Size of knitting needles

02-24-2008, 07:06 PM
If I want to create some knee high socks does the size of a needle really matter? For instance if they recommend the size 3 knitting needles, but I have size 2 knitting needles is that okay in such a project?

Jan in CA
02-24-2008, 07:56 PM
If use use a smaller needle the fabric will be denser, but it should still be okay. It will make the sock come out slightly smaller though so keep that in mind.

02-24-2008, 09:25 PM
Check the gauge, check the gauge, check the gauge!!! You may find that the 2s work fine, but if you are a particularly tight or loose knitter, you might spend all that time on the socks and find out that they are unwearable. Well, 1 sock-- I guess you'd try that one on before starting the 2nd:) .

02-24-2008, 10:59 PM
If that would be the case, I hope, I would. :D