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Old 04-18-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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My first time using such tiny knitting needles....
I'm beginning a baby pattern and it calls for needle sizes 2 and 3. I did not own any that small so off to the store I went. I got both in circulars with the metal tips. Luckily I bought the last ones they had in those sizes.

I usually knit pretty fast...but I am going at a snails pace with such tiny needles!!! I feel like I'm knitting with tooth picks on those size 2's. Will I ever get use to them do you think??

I wish my Denise set had the smaller sizes in them.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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Yes, by the end of the project, you'll be used to them. Then, using 10's will seem like you're holding a 2x4.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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I used 3's on something a month back and found it awful initially but once I was into it and really knew the pattern and didn't have to keep looking at that it became quicker. I broke plastic needles though very quickly on that job and bought metal replacements. I wouldn't readily use plastic again for that size.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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I'm using size one on my socks and they are taking forever!!
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #5
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Progress is much slower, but you do get used to them. I feel like I knit faster on smaller needles since there's less movement, but it doesn't really matter since the stitches are so small.

I find that after knitting with tiny needles, larger needles feel like Kindergarten 'fat' crayons.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:14 PM   #6
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I've been using 0s for the wee sock swap and boy are those small! I feel like they are going to break! Especially when I K2tog.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:53 PM   #7
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I used 000's for my Widdle Socks, and whoa...those things are tiny and hard to maneuver! My size 8's feel like telephone poles!
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Originally Posted by psammeadred
I used 000's for my Widdle Socks, and whoa...those things are tiny and hard to maneuver! My size 8's feel like telephone poles!
oh gosh! I can't even imagine using those! I'm using 8s now for my ISE scarf and they do seem huge!
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:27 PM   #9
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yep, once you get used to them, they feel pretty good. then when you pick up a 7 or 8, it will indeed feel like a 2x4 or a telephone pole.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:13 PM   #10
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I use my kids' pick-up-stix for a size 2 dpn's. I've never checked to see if they were acually the right size but the gage came out alright. Plus they are bendy and it takes a lot to break them...and you get a couple dozen in a can.
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