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Old 08-24-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Guage question....
I want to start a new project. It calls for size 8 and size 10 needles. I usually have to go up a size, so I knit the swatch with 10 1/2 needles and the guage is just about right. (Pattern said to knit the swatch with the 10s.)

So....the 8s are for the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater. Since I have to go up a size for the main part should I knit the ribbing with 9s instead of 8s?

Also, when I switch needle sizes, do I just slip out the smaller ones and slip in the larger ones? (sorry.....I'm a relatively new knitter.)

Thanks so much for your help!

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Old 08-24-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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I'd probably do the ribbing on 9s, it's the closest to keeping in ratio with the increase of the other needle.

You can just knit off the 9s onto the 10 1/2s when you come to that row, no need to slip over!
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Thanks! That helps!
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