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Old 04-10-2008, 11:30 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Lucy78green View Post
The size of the cable needle doesn't matter if it's a smaller diameter than the needle you're using to knit the rest with, . . .
Maggie Righetti in her book Knitting in Plain English suggests using double pointed needles on size larger than the needles being used for knitting. She says that this is to keep the DP from slipping out. I'm new so .. I have found that this slight increase in size also helps me the stretching of the stitch in making the cable is easier and stitch shrinks in the cable.

2 cents from a newbie.
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