View Poll Results: What's your favorite weight to work with?
Sock or fingering weight 5 12.20%
Sport weight 3 7.32%
DK 5 12.20%
Worsted 23 56.10%
Chunky 4 9.76%
Bulky 1 2.44%
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:03 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I can't pick one, either, though I will say that I don't really enjoy knitting with larger needles--anything larger than about 10 annoys me.
I'm the opposite - anything under 10 drives me bonkers!

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Old 01-09-2007, 05:08 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by suzeeq
Originally Posted by Ingrid
I can't pick one, either, though I will say that I don't really enjoy knitting with larger needles--anything larger than about 10 annoys me.
I'm the opposite - anything under 10 drives me bonkers!

sue
I'm with Sue on this
except then I M making my Goddesses (DPN sized 6-8)
I am working through all the cheepo acrylic I got when I started knitting
so I M using 6-10s for knitting the chemo caps
when they are done I will send the needles to the After school Program for the kids
They have asked me to teach the kids to knit some time

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Old 01-09-2007, 05:15 PM   #13
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I'm with Ingrid. I tried using size 11+ on something and it kind of hurt my hands.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:18 PM   #14
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:36 PM   #15
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Since I appreciate yarn that knits up quickly, I selected chunky, but I've got lots of variety in my stash from fingering to bulky. It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I like the feel of big squooshy yarn on substantial needles, while other times I enjoy the precision of skinny yarn on teeny needles. I guess you can say I'm an equal opportunity knitter, at least when it comes to gauge. I've never gone above US 17 or below US 0, though.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:32 PM   #16
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Fingering or lace, which wasn't on the list
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:05 PM   #17
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Oops! I can't believe I forgot lace. I saw a few other people put that too. I must have forgotten it for two reasons:

1. It was late last night when I posted the poll.

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2. I'm going to be honest here...lace intimidates me JUST a little bit! I'm still a rather newbie knitter.

It's been interesting seeing everyone's various preferences. :D
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