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Old 07-03-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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What needle size is required to reduce a size
I have a Thomas the Tank Engine pattern that comes in size 22, 24 & 26 inches. It is knitted in 8 ply on 3.25mm (10) & 4mm (8 ) needles. I would like to knit a 20 inch size but because of the picture I can't just reduce the number of stitches without losing some of the picture. What I want to know is, in order to go down a size should I use 2.75mm (12) & 3.25mm (10) needles or 3.0mm(11) & 3.75mm(11) needles.

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Old 07-04-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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It's hard to say exactly, unless you have done a gauge swatch with the various needle sizes and know how many stitches per inch you are getting in pattern. I am a little bit confused what your numbers in brackets are?
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it took me a bit too cuz i thought she was giving us the US size and i couldn't figure it out...but i think it is the UK sizes which seems to match according to this chart.
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It would be best to see how many stitches per inch the given size knits up to. Then you can use that figure to get it the size you want.
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