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Old 11-08-2011, 08:50 AM   #1
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2 different size needles
Lost one of my other size 2 needles and wondered if I'll mess my thing up if I use a size 2 and a size 3 instead of 2 size 2 needles!!
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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You'll change the gauge or sts/inch if you use two different sizes. How important thiis is depends on what you're knitting. For a scarf, you may not mind or notice the change; for a sweater, you may not be happy.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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Ok, so I've knit the sweater in size 6 and then I have to use size 2 at the bottom of the "skirt" of the sweater. But I only have a singel size 2 needle - other one fell out of my bag somewhere and I can't find it. Will I totally mess this up if I use one size 2 needle and one size 3 needle when I am using the "smaller" needles. So basically I would be knitting in one size and purling in the other.........
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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The only way to know is try it. Can you use both size 3s anyway? That seems like it would be a better idea.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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As long as you're consistenly working with both the 2 and 3 you should be OK (not changing from all 2's to a 2 and a 3). But I prefer Sue's solution. Go with the pair of 3's.
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