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Old 11-29-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Needle Sizes
I have a pattern that calls for size 6 needles, but the closest I have is size 7. If I use the 7's will the pattern still turn out right?
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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It really depends on how you knit... what are you making? If it's a scarf or an afghan, then gauge doesn't matter as much... if it's a sweater or hat or anything like that then it does matter quite a bit.

So all that to say it's best to do a gauge swatch and see if it matches what you are going to be making...
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I am making a dishcloth. So from what you said I figure it will make a difference.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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No, she just didn't mention dishcloths. It only makes a difference for items that need to fit a particular size - hats, socks, sweaters.... Blankets, dishrags, some shawls and scarves it won't matter much.
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Ok, thanks for the help!
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:49 PM   #6
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I think dishcloths are mostly about personal preference for needles. I usually use a size 6 all the time because I like dishcloths to be knit tightly, but it really doesn't matter! Even if you mess up a dishcloth, you will still be able to wash dishes with it.
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