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Old 06-19-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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The needle size on the yarn label is more to classify the yarn into one of the weight ranges that Miss Moosey posted. A pattern may use a needle size different from that on the label, or you may choose to use a different one to match the gauge on the pattern, or to knit looser or tighter as you prefer. Laceweight falls outside these ranges as a needle from size 2 to 10 is used, depending on if you're making gloves or a lacey shawl.
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