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Old 07-29-2010, 12:08 AM   #3
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what happens if you use a different size needle than it calls for in the pattern?
That depends on a number of things.... If you use a larger needle you'll get a larger piece and the stitches may be more open and looser than you like. If you use a smaller size, you'll get a smaller piece and the sts may be tighter and denser than you want. However, if it's just one size different, there may not be much difference. Patterns give a gauge so you'll end up with something the same size and you may have to adjust the needle size given because the designer may knit tighter or looser than you.

Short answer - try it and see what happens.
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