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Re: 4 needles
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: September 21, 2007 09:17AM

I totally agree with KT.

You also asked about your gauge. A lot of people purl to a different gauge than they knit. Usually, because of the way a purl stitch is constructed, the purl gauge is looser. (This is one reason that using needles of two different sizes is often recommended when one's stitch-to-row ratio is drastically off.)

Even if you decide to use a pattern specifically written for circular knitting, a gauge swatch is necessary. But as it is a pain to do a sample in the round, you might as well work one mitten and see how it goes for you. By the time the mitten is half done you will have a good idea of whether you need to change needle sizes and it's very little to have to rip out if you decide to make the change. If you decide to convert your present pattern, the same holds true and you can use that information anytime you decide to convert a pattern.

Subject Written By Posted
  4 needles Mimiknits 09/20/2007 02:53PM
  Re: 4 needles KT 09/20/2007 06:00PM
  Re: 4 needles Alex 09/21/2007 09:17AM
  Re: 4 needles JJKnitter 09/21/2007 04:38PM
  Re: 4 needles Alex 09/21/2007 08:03PM

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