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Old 07-25-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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Two strands of homespun?! That's gonna be a thick blanket! It's not the easiest yarn to knit with for anyone much less a beginner, but it should be very soft.

There are not guidelines or rules. You use the needle size that works for you. It's a bulky yarn so the 17's will probably be fine. Try a swatch with those and see if you like the fabric. If not try again with another size.

Are you using circular needles? You won't be able to make a blanket on straight needles..
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