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Old 08-25-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Help! Pattern yarn and needle size change
Hi to all.
I need help please! I'm new to this but haven't exactly started out on the right foot.

I've got a Rowan pattern for a hot water bottle cover that I'm using Sirdar yarn for (as recommended to me by my local shop as an alternative given the tension). My sirdar yarn suggests a needle size of US 9 which is fine but I have 2 needle size changes in my pattern had I used the Rowan yarn (US 8 for the front and US 6 for the rest). How do I accommodate these changes given I've changed yarn now?


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Old 08-25-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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You generally use the needle size in the pattern to get the gauge (sts/inch) it needs to be the right size. With this project it's not as important, but you can go down one or two sizes for the smaller needle.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for your help. Fingers crossed it goes ok!!
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