Originally Posted by pbs
This is beginning to sound like more trouble than it's worth!!!! I just wanted to knit, not do brain surgery..... Hyper, when I did my swatches, the needle it called for gave me about 4-1/2 to >5 and the pattern calls for 4.75, so I'm going with it. Tired of worrying with it and ready to stitch. BTW, I'm having a terrible time (actually impossible) finding the center-pull for my Berrocco Comfort yarn. Any suggestions anyone?
go, that gauge is good. just do it.
if you do not find the center pull... is it meant to have one? not all coils do!
and you can always use the outer thread. That is my usual way of working. Just with really big coils or "long" coils (like the footlong things I bought in the US), the centerpull is a real blessing.
the material of the needle does not do anything to your gauge - but you might: if you work tighter or more lose with one type of those needles, then it may be a difference. But that you have to see for yourself.
For me that choice often depends on the yarn I am using - since I have some sizes double - and some work better on wood, some better on metal... I just try it out and go ahead.