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Old 01-29-2008, 04:27 PM   #11
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My LYS just got the cutest sweater pattern in...uses sock yarn and size 1 needle...I'm so tempted to try it cause it's so cute...but I have a sweater on size 15s that I started over a year ago...
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:23 PM   #12
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I almost bought DK weight (wait, I DID) to make my DD (she's 4) a cardigan-on size two (that's what I needed to get gauge) needles..then at home, when I came around, lol-I took the yarn back and traded it for something much heftier.

I do, however, like that sweater on Knitty... (stop me!! lol)
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:34 PM   #13
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With DK weight you could use size 5 or 6, maybe 4s. But 2s...? That's pretty dense.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:16 PM   #14
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Traditional Fair Isle sweaters are made with 2-ply jumper weight yarn, which is considered fingering weight--same as socks. Changing the colors and following the color pattern takes away the tedious side of knitting a sweater with that weight yarn.
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