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Old 01-01-2013, 12:51 AM   #10
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The best thing you can do is make a swatch or sample to see what different size needles do and see if you like the fabric. But, basically if you use a smaller needle your gauge is tighter and a bigger needle is looser.. How much yarn you use is dependent on both needle size and yarn weight.

I have made several lacy scarves with fingering or sock weight yarn. The yarn suggested a size 1 or 2 needle, but I used an 8 so it came out lacy like I wanted.
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