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Old 12-05-2007, 03:20 PM   #11
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i've been doing pants on 8s FOREVER and am very anxious to do a sweater on 19s...In my head I finish it in 3 days....but I've never done a sweater!
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:22 PM   #12
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I used to only like to work on 9-10-11 because the projects knit up so quickly. But the more socks and small-gauge stuff I knit, the more I realized how much I prefer the feel of those little tiny ones. I would say 2s are my favorite.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:10 PM   #13
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I'm making the Aran Braided sock pattern you gave me. I'm using Trekking sock yarn. They're for my mama for Christmas. Its a great pattern!! These are the smallest I've ever used though...and wow... And the sock yarn *is* skimpy. (the Trekking I'm using) It keeps twisting itself up hee hee.

Its fun though!
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:17 PM   #14
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I hate knitting with anything bigger than a six. I just finished a mobius cowl for a friend and it was done on 10s; I about died. my philosophy is the smaller the needle the better
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:54 PM   #15
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Good thing they make needles in all different sizes, eh?
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:12 AM   #16
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My last socks were on 1's and they do feel incredibly small when you first start, but after a while it's not a problem. I just bought zeros for doing the heels and toes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:26 AM   #17
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I recently finished knitting a pair of socks with size 2 needles. When I finished knitting, I set the needles aside, and thought, "Oh my gosh....were those size 4??" Then, I checked them with my needle gauge, and they were size 2. I guess they looked larger without the stitches on them.

When you keep knitting with the small needles, they don't feel so small anymore. Your hands get used to them.

Oh, by the way, you guys are gonna freak when you hear this. I actually have some size 000000 needles. I bought them in case I decide to make anything from my "Mini Knits" book.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:13 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
I recently finished knitting a pair of socks with size 2 needles. When I finished knitting, I set the needles aside, and thought, "Oh my gosh....were those size 4??" Then, I checked them with my needle gauge, and they were size 2. I guess they looked larger without the stitches on them.

When you keep knitting with the small needles, they don't feel so small anymore. Your hands get used to them.

Oh, by the way, you guys are gonna freak when you hear this. I actually have some size 000000 needles. I bought them in case I decide to make anything from my "Mini Knits" book.


When I've been knitting on small needles and then go back to using a 4mm, it feels as if I'm knitting with bannister rods!

I've 'translated' your 000000 needle, Shandeh, to be a 0.75mm!!!!!! - I hope you got a free magnifying glass with them; but in my case, I'd need a telescope!

Yours, reaching for the binoculars

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:22 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Limey View Post
I've 'translated' your 000000 needle, Shandeh, to be a 0.75mm!!!!!! - I hope you got a free magnifying glass with them; but in my case, I'd need a telescope!
They are DEFINITELY tiny. I also have some 00000 needles, because the patterns in the book call for either size. (one has 6 zeros, and the other has 5 zeros)

The patterns are for making miniature items for dollhouse miniatures.

I haven't tried making any of them yet, but I did want to have all the supplies I would need. The patterns use DMC floss as your yarn. I have BOATLOADS of that from when I did cross-stitch.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:07 AM   #20
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They are DEFINITELY tiny. I also have some 00000 needles, because the patterns in the book call for either size. (one has 6 zeros, and the other has 5 zeros)

The patterns are for making miniature items for dollhouse miniatures.

I haven't tried making any of them yet, but I did want to have all the supplies I would need. The patterns use DMC floss as your yarn. I have BOATLOADS of that from when I did cross-stitch.


I say, steady on, old fruit - you're getting into the 'Big Time' again there - 5 zeroes = 1 whole mm.

Carry on like that and I might be able to see what you're knittin'.

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