View Single Post
Old 02-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,542
Thanks: 636
Thanked 3,422 Times in 3,101 Posts
Yes, a gauge swatch will get you to the correct needle size for the main body of the sweater. The smaller needle is used for a garter stitch edging and for the shawl collar. A size smaller will work but you'll be able to judge the needle size for the collar better after a few rows. You're knitting the collar in a long thin strip up from the front bands so it's pretty easy to adjust the size at that point.
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote