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Old 04-04-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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What size needle for that yarn?
A small chart to help with yarn sizes and needles.

http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html

I just printed it off to keep in my needle holder.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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That's a very useful chart. But it's only a guideline. Remember: the right needle is the one that gives you the gauge you need. Depending on how tightly or loosely you knit, it may be several sizes different from the average. I usually have to go down at least two needle sizes from the recommended. Usually. Occasionally, with smaller sizes, I knit tighter, and have to go up a size. The only way to be sure you've got the right needle size is to swatch.
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