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Old 11-03-2010, 06:02 PM   #18
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And patterns often use a different needle than the label shows.

Audrey, the size on the label is to show the gauge of the yarn to put it into a weight class - sport, worsted, bulky, etc - but isn't always the only size you'd knit the yarn with. Often patterns will use a different size to get a specific design feature; some st patterns are very dense and some need more drape, so you'd use a larger needle to achieve that effect.
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