Originally Posted by suzeeq
You need the needles/hooks that will give you the gauge needed for the pattern which may not be the same as the size used in the pattern as your tension could be looser or tighter. So work up some samples for your patterns with the closest sizes you have and see how many sts you get in 4" compared to the pattern gauge. Here's a needle/hook conversion chart, maybe that will help you sort it out.
On the yarn, I dunno. DK is a weight unless it's also a yarn brand and so is chunky. You'd probably need larger needles and hooks for the chunky weight yarn - what needle and gauge does it suggest?
As I said at the start of my post [I have a pattern that calls for 3mm knitting needle (UK 11) this is a pattern by Pony out of England. The other is a 4mm (UK 8), my chart for knitting needles don't have a 3 mm, so would I use the 3 1/4 which would be a size 3...my chart has the 4mm which is my size 6,]
Now I went to your link and it was no different then my chart...so I will use 3 and 6 knitting needles and the C hook... I have been knitting for yrs. I know how to read a chart, was just confused as there is no 3 mm and no 2.5 for crochet hook...
This company sells Pony knitting needles as that was started in pattern to use size 3 mm pony knitting needles...I will not need bigger needles as the yarn is toytime dk and snowflake chunky... I didn't know that they had 2 different yarns until I read more... so I guess the yarn is from this company too...so I am trying to find a sub. for it...
Gauge is 26 sts and 36 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over SS with Toytime DK on 3mm needles and 18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over SS with Snowflake Chunky on 4mm knitting needles or the size required to give correct tension...