I have a variety of straight needles and circle needles; some the same, but some different. Seems no matter what I start to do, I still don’t have the size I need, then I wonder is it better to be a size or two to big or a size or two to small. Many items I think it’s not a huge deal…but here’s my current size ?? Circle needles I have a 8, then jump up to a 13, straight needles I have a 10 then jump to 13.
Wanting to make a pair of leg warmers with reg. knitted worsted weight yarn. Somewhere (and now I can’t find where), I found a pattern on line and jotted down the following directions:
Start with size 13 cast on 28
K2 P1 for 28 rows
change to needle size 11 for more 12 more rows.
The straight needles I have are short ones and 28 is pretty iffy. Tried it on 10’s for practice and it’s hard to keep them on, so thought I’d go circle not realizing I didn’t have the right combination of sizes.
:doh: :doh: Please would like some advice.
Thinking of using my 8 circle needles but casting on some extra stitches since what I wrote down was just the number needed for size small.
a 2nd pattern doesn’t require changing sizes but says to cast on 46 (50-54) using size 10 needles
K2P2 first row and switching to P2K2 for the next row until piece measures 16 1/2 inches, then stitiching it up.