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Old 02-24-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Size of knitting needles
If I want to create some knee high socks does the size of a needle really matter? For instance if they recommend the size 3 knitting needles, but I have size 2 knitting needles is that okay in such a project?
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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If use use a smaller needle the fabric will be denser, but it should still be okay. It will make the sock come out slightly smaller though so keep that in mind.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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Check the gauge, check the gauge, check the gauge!!! You may find that the 2s work fine, but if you are a particularly tight or loose knitter, you might spend all that time on the socks and find out that they are unwearable. Well, 1 sock-- I guess you'd try that one on before starting the 2nd .
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If that would be the case, I hope, I would. :D
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