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Old 06-19-2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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The needle size given on the label isn't really the `recommended' size, it's there to show what weight range the yarn falls in, or what part of the range for the weight which is what 2, 3, 4 or 5 is. Many patterns use a needle size either larger or smaller than that listed on the label, and a knitter should try to get the gauge listed on the pattern. This may also entail using a needle larger or smaller, whatever works for them.
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