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Old 01-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I have just been using Sz 4 needles with worsted weight yarn...on purpose, I wanted it very tight, very dense...and must say that a new knitter needs larger needles. At least US 8 probably 9 or 10. Your poor hands, trying to knit those stitches.
For the "typical" worsted weight (whatever that is!) I wouldn't recommend anything smaller than a US 6 -- and usually at least a US 8. But "worsted" covers a broad range of weights, some of which might be manageable on US 4s.

But just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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