Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
N0obKnitter
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 1,136
Thanked 144 Times in 127 Posts
Got fingering weight yarn...
To knit (flat) finger-less arm warmers http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...r-lace-mittens kinda like that...

My problem is, LYS person said I may need a smaller diameter needle to knit these warmers (my Options only go to size 4?...) what size should I get? I want the warmers to not be "holey" if that makes sense. Incidentally, the yarn is Koigu http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library...m-merino-kpppm
__________________
[Spock]I have always been, and always shall be, your friend.[/Spock]
""
N0obKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-16-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
The pattern uses size 6 for sport weight, which isn't that much heavier than fingering and does say any sockweight yarn should work. Try 4s and 5s to see how close to gauge you get and if it's dense enough for you. Everyone knits with a different tension so it's hard to say if you really do need to go down or not. If you knit tight, 6s may work fine, if you knit loose, maybe the 4s. If your gauge is smaller on the smaller needles, you can make the larger size for length and knit rows until it fits you.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
N0obKnitter (05-16-2010)
Old 05-16-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
N0obKnitter
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 1,136
Thanked 144 Times in 127 Posts
UR so smart...
__________________
[Spock]I have always been, and always shall be, your friend.[/Spock]
""
N0obKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Nah. I just have 45 years more experience at knitting than you do....

Say... when you moving to Denver? I live about 4 hours from there and we could maybe get together somewhere in between after you're settled in and such.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #5
blueygh2
Turning the Heel
 
blueygh2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Somewhere in Europe
Posts: 729
Thanks: 37
Thanked 181 Times in 156 Posts
Suzeeq rocks!
I could have thought about the personal tension as well....

It's obvious that if you're a tight knitter, you may knit on bigger needles than suggested, and the contrary is true for a loose knitter.
I'm one of the latter, and I bought some yarn, it says knit on 10-12 mm, and I'll knit it on 8mm, to get a good result.
__________________
The ways of Yarn are inscrutable.

I'm NOT a "miss", I'm a lady!
blueygh2 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to blueygh2 For This Useful Post:
N0obKnitter (05-18-2010)
Old 05-18-2010, 11:37 AM   #6
N0obKnitter
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 1,136
Thanked 144 Times in 127 Posts
Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Nah. I just have 45 years more experience at knitting than you do....

Say... when you moving to Denver? I live about 4 hours from there and we could maybe get together somewhere in between after you're settled in and such.
August 31. Moving is going to be nothing short of hell...1800 miles in summer with a 60 lb dog between us. I'm actually moving to Thornton...eh
__________________
[Spock]I have always been, and always shall be, your friend.[/Spock]
""
N0obKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 04:02 PM   #7
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Hey that's on the same side of the metropolis I'm at, makes us slightly closer.

Hope you have A/C in whatever you're moving in, it helps. I moved cross country about 2000 miles in early september, then back west 1500 miles 3 years later. I didn't have A/C for the last trip, but it wasn't too hot; the truck did though so the bf and kitties had it nicer.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 12:29 AM   #8
N0obKnitter
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 1,136
Thanked 144 Times in 127 Posts
Hope so, too...and no giant hairy spiders, please. In any case, I'll be in a house with three males, three dogs and a cat...always be someone around to catch/destroy etc. Phew.

It'll be awesome to have you as a near-neighbour...I hardly know anyone down there, be kinda lonely.
__________________
[Spock]I have always been, and always shall be, your friend.[/Spock]
""
N0obKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fingering weight, acrylic yarn... what should I do? Squirrel6s Pattern Central 3 02-02-2009 02:43 PM
Lace weight vs sock/fingering weight yarn Fleece Corps How-to Questions 2 10-08-2008 08:35 AM
Sox in fingering weight yarn... The.Knitter How-to Questions 3 03-15-2008 08:36 PM
fingering weight yarn birdbeaty General Knitting 7 12-29-2007 12:25 PM
any bulky yet fingering weight yarn ?? hellokitty165 How-to Questions 4 09-08-2006 12:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:48 PM.