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N0obKnitter
05-16-2010, 02:24 PM
To knit (flat) finger-less arm warmers http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garter-lace-mittens kinda like that...

My problem is, LYS person said I may need a smaller diameter needle to knit these warmers (my Options only go to size 4?...) what size should I get? I want the warmers to not be "holey" if that makes sense. Incidentally, the yarn is Koigu http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/koigu-painters-palette-premium-merino-kpppm

suzeeq
05-16-2010, 03:04 PM
The pattern uses size 6 for sport weight, which isn't that much heavier than fingering and does say any sockweight yarn should work. Try 4s and 5s to see how close to gauge you get and if it's dense enough for you. Everyone knits with a different tension so it's hard to say if you really do need to go down or not. If you knit tight, 6s may work fine, if you knit loose, maybe the 4s. If your gauge is smaller on the smaller needles, you can make the larger size for length and knit rows until it fits you.

N0obKnitter
05-16-2010, 03:14 PM
UR so smart...

suzeeq
05-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Nah. I just have 45 years more experience at knitting than you do....

Say... when you moving to Denver? I live about 4 hours from there and we could maybe get together somewhere in between after you're settled in and such.

blueygh2
05-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Suzeeq rocks!
I could have thought about the personal tension as well....

It's obvious that if you're a tight knitter, you may knit on bigger needles than suggested, and the contrary is true for a loose knitter.
I'm one of the latter, and I bought some yarn, it says knit on 10-12 mm, and I'll knit it on 8mm, to get a good result.

N0obKnitter
05-18-2010, 11:37 AM
Nah. I just have 45 years more experience at knitting than you do....

Say... when you moving to Denver? I live about 4 hours from there and we could maybe get together somewhere in between after you're settled in and such.

August 31. Moving is going to be nothing short of hell...1800 miles in summer with a 60 lb dog between us. :rofl: I'm actually moving to Thornton...eh

suzeeq
05-18-2010, 04:02 PM
Hey that's on the same side of the metropolis I'm at, makes us slightly closer.

Hope you have A/C in whatever you're moving in, it helps. I moved cross country about 2000 miles in early september, then back west 1500 miles 3 years later. I didn't have A/C for the last trip, but it wasn't too hot; the truck did though so the bf and kitties had it nicer.

N0obKnitter
05-19-2010, 12:29 AM
Hope so, too...and no giant hairy spiders, please. In any case, I'll be in a house with three males, three dogs and a cat...always be someone around to catch/destroy etc. Phew.

It'll be awesome to have you as a near-neighbour...I hardly know anyone down there, be kinda lonely.