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Old 12-28-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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"Change to different size needle"
When a pattern calls for the use of several different sized needles, how do you switch to a new size? My guess is that you start knitting with the larger needle when it tells you to switch -- is this correct?

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Old 12-29-2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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I always assumed thats how you do it.
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I guess I do it the hard way. I slip all the stitches onto the new size needle, then slip them back so they can be on the right knit side.
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I guess I do it the hard way. I slip all the stitches onto the new size needle, then slip them back so they can be on the right knit side.
Mulder, ya don't need to go to all that trouble. All I do is start knitting with the new size on the row that says "change to size X needles". That's it, easy!!!
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Sheesh, I've been doing the same thing, Mulder...
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If you're switching from a small size to a larger one, the sts would be too tight to just slip onto the larger size. But you guys probably already found that out....
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You get a ruffled effect. What I've done to make my scarf is I cast on using the larger needles. It's not that difficult. Just go slowly when you go from smaller stitches to larger stitches
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