Using a 101/2 needle in place of 11 needle.

by Joan
(Williamstown,MA USA)

The pattern calls for an 11 circular knitting needle .
I have one 101/2-how much difference will it make in the finished piece?

YOUR ANSWER


It will depend on how tightly or loosely you normally knit. I am a tight knitter so if I was to use a smaller needle the finished article would be considerably smaller.

The best way to work out what the difference would be is to knit a small tension square and then you can compare the number of stitches and rows per 10 centimetres (or 4 inches) to the tension specified in the pattern.

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