View Full Version : sock needle size and stitches cast on

04-24-2006, 04:35 PM
I'm just wondering what the majority of people do. I was using Regia loop, and cast on 60 on size 3 needles. Next time I want to use size 2 and either 60 or 64 for cast on. What size of needle and how many stitches do you cast on?

04-24-2006, 04:43 PM
i use whatever the pattern calls for...lol usually anywhere from a 00 to 3 needle size and from 62 to 80 stitches.

04-24-2006, 04:46 PM
same for me...I do what the pattern says but I tend to go up a size in needles if anything b/c I tend to knit a little tightly...

04-24-2006, 05:24 PM
:D Normally, with my gauge, I use around 64 sts on size 1 addi's & 72 on size 0...again, depends upon the yarn, the pattern, etc ;)

04-25-2006, 08:26 AM
Hey, I generally use a 2 for a needle, it's small & it uses up the yarn but they generally last longer with a tighter knit.

Alot of sock yarn doesnt come with a pattern so i hear you loud & clear on wondering what to do...if its a fine yarn try briggs & little fine sock pattern, it rocks..no nonesense pattern.



04-25-2006, 10:03 AM
Can you tell me where I could buy this pattern?

04-25-2006, 10:46 AM
:D You can find aLOT of free sock patterns right here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/socks.php) & each pattern will normally give you a gauge @ which it should be knit & the # of sts to cast on ;)