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Paco 05-22-2013 07:37 PM

I have a pattern for a sweater that calls for worsted weight yarn that gauges 4 st to 1 in on a size 10 needle. I'm wondering if I can change needle size for some yarn that I have that is 5 st equals 1 in on a size 7 needle. I like the pattern that I found, and I really like the yarn that I have. Is there any way I can use this yarn on the pattern that I have? The yarn says 1 1/4 oz. per skein. Thanks for the help ( I hope):yay:

Jan in CA 05-22-2013 07:41 PM

It's not that simple. You really need to do a gauge swatch to see how your gauge works with the pattern. Yardage is also easier to figure out than oz.

Post a link to the pattern if you can.

Paco 05-22-2013 07:49 PM

Thanks for the reply. The yarn does not have a yardage number. The pattern is found at

RochesterKnitter 05-22-2013 08:06 PM

Try swatching the yarn you have on a size 8 needle and see if that gets you 4sts per inch.

Paco 05-22-2013 08:10 PM

Thanks, I'll try that. Thanks for the help.

Jan in CA 05-22-2013 10:48 PM

Cute sweater!

What is the name of the yarn you want to use?

Paco 05-22-2013 11:00 PM

It's Michelle by Jaeger. I think it's cute too.

GrumpyGramma 05-22-2013 11:09 PM

Cute pattern. If you do more sts/in your sweater will be smaller. You really do want to make gauge.

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