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Old 11-19-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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It mostly depends on the finished fabric you're going for. A cupcake, I imagine, would require a dense fabric to give it shape so you'd use a smaller needle for a tighter stitch.

Lace often uses a very large needle compared to the thickness of the yarn to give a loose, drapey fabric.

The pattern gauge is what you want to aim for in order for the finished product to turn out to be the proper size.
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