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Old 02-18-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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What Size DP's
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I am going to knit socks with a DK weight - what size DP's would you use? (newbie here)
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
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Hard to say...would probably be a real good idea to knit a gauge swatch to see what you'll be getting with your yarn and needles. With DK, you could likely use size 4 to size 8, but you *do* want to try to match the gauge in your pattern so your socks won't look like they've been made for godzilla...

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Old 02-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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I'd guess probably a 5 or 6, but as already suggested, knitting a swatch will tell you if it's even close. I'm doing socks with worsted right now, and a 6 is working nicely.
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Hi,

If you're using a yarn that isn't "sock yarn", try knitting your swatch on needles 2 sizes smaller than what you would normally use for the yarn. You generally want the fabric of socks to be more tightly knit than say a sweater to get better wearability and a bit smoother feel on the bottoms of your feet.

Remember - needle sizes on ball bands are "suggestions" not laws!

If you are using a "sock yarn" the needle size suggested is usually appropriate to get a fabric that works well for socks.

Happy Sock Knitting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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