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11-10-2006, 02:15 AM
Just for my future knowledge...what if I knit too loosely to knit with size 0 needles for sock yarn? (On a pattern which recommends size 0 to get guage) Is it possible to get any smaller than that?

The reason I am asking this is because I am having to knit my DK weight socks' ribbing with size 1 needles (US) It still seems somewhat loose, but the rest of the sock fits. I am doing 1x1 ribbing.

Should I have posted this in How To? I'm not quite sure on this one.

11-10-2006, 02:17 AM
Try a 2x2 rib.. see how that goes.. :D

11-10-2006, 02:39 AM
there are 0000 dpns but not sure if there is anything in between. :shrug:

11-10-2006, 08:47 AM
I have some 000 and 00 in my Susan Bates Sock Set (4 sets from 000 to 1).

I got them at Joann's.

11-11-2006, 01:40 AM
Oooh! i'll be sure to look for susan bates at joanns. I'm going tomorrow to get some yarn guides.

11-11-2006, 02:11 AM
Come to think of it, that might be the set that I have. Egads, what if I am using the 000 and still getting a loose guage?! I need to find that box...

ETA: I found them! Actually, I think I am a doofus... I believe I am using size 1s from the set which means I can still go down in size.

Next socks I can try the 2x2 ribbing :)

OMG! I just found a site that goes down to 0000-0000! I wonder if that's still in US sizes... :?? http://www.purseparadise.com/knittingneedles.html

11-12-2006, 04:56 PM
You could try switching to using 2 circs. I find that I can knit tighter with 2 circs and can go up a size in needles. The other thing is I have found some of the bargain sock yarns like Knitpicks to be too loosely spun so that they have a tendency to stretch and it can be harder to get the right gauge with them.