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Old 12-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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The gauge and needle size on the yarn is mostly to classify yarns into a weight range, you need to match the gauge on a pattern, whatever size that takes which is often different than on the label. If you're just winging a scarf, I'd CO about 20 stitches with a needle a couple sizes larger than on the label and see how you like it; if you think it's too dense, then go up another size or two. A scarf can be looser knit than a sweater so it's drapey rather than stiff.
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