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Knitting needle sizes.

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Elk Thu 06-Sep-07 18:48:18

I have just been reading the Debbie Bliss book for beginning knitting and she says that ribbing is normally done on needles two sizes smaller than the main body of the fabric. e.g. rib on 3.25mm and stocking stitch on 4mm needles.

So if I am doing some knitting using chunky wool which I am going to using 10mm needles what size needles should I use to do the ribbing. Would 7mm be ok?

Hope that makes sense.

PurlyQueen Thu 06-Sep-07 18:55:36

Hi Elk

If you're using 10mm needles for the body, 8mm or perhaps 9mm would be best - it all depends on how you knit.

The best thing to do is to knit a small practice square to see how much difference the needle sizes would make.

HTH
PurlyQueen

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