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Namwan 07-17-2007 12:11 PM

help choosing needle size
 
I just won 6 pairs of addi turbo circular needles from ebay...just wondering what sizes I should get. He only has 24 and 32 inches.

I'm definitely getting a 7 and 6 (both 24 inches). Since I'm a loose knitter, I don't think I'll have to get anything beyond a size 8 or 9.

I want to try to make socks using the magic loop method too...what size should I get for that?

Braden 07-17-2007 12:22 PM

For socks, anywhere between size 0 and size 2 is fine, but you'll need 32" for those. Just go for size 2,3,4,5,6, and 7. Those are all good staple sizes.

suzeeq 07-17-2007 12:22 PM

For magic loop on socks go for the 32".

dakatzmeow 07-18-2007 11:35 AM

since you are a loose knitter, i'd get as many of the smaller needles as you can. i think it is reasonable for YOU, as a loose knitter, to use 0 for socks.

i would get all 6 in the 32" lengths. i loves me some magic loop!

so my final answer would be to get 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 for your needle sizes. do let us know what you decide. this is exciting!

Namwan 07-18-2007 11:43 AM

I already chose sizes

1) 2.5 for 32 inches
2) 3 for 24 inches, which is the same for the rest
3) 5
4) 6
5) 7
6) 9 --> just because I don't know what else to choose!

He didn't have a size 4 in 24 inches, and I already have a size 8. I would have chosen size 0 needles for the sock, but the smallest he had was 2.5.

I never thought of having other sizes for 32 inches..what could I use that length for? Because the only thing I think I'd be making using magic loop are socks

dakatzmeow 07-18-2007 11:50 AM

you can do hats with ML. anything in the round, really. and if you are knitting flat, back and forth, as if on straights, the length doesn't matter at all!

Namwan 07-18-2007 11:53 AM

I kinda hate it when I have to pull the work through the needles on long circs, but I will consider buying 32's next time :)


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