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Old 10-08-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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Personally, I wouldn't recommend lace yarn for socks. I think it would wear out very quickly and come out of shape also,...

As to the thickness, it depends. Lace weight refers to a wide variety of thicknesses in yarn. You can have "thicker" or "thinner" laceweight. It's a broad term.

As to the needles, you use much larger needles than you would need for the thickness of the yarn to get a lacier, airier finished garment. I have never tried knitting lace on small diameter needles, and probably never will, but you would need very thin needles.
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