Sheridan Lamb
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Question about Yarn and Crochet Hooks/Knitting Needle Sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arlene G. Feb 7. 4 Replies

Hello Knit a Square Friends!I'm planning an event for my graduate school class to make squares to send to Knit a Square and we're opening up to all skill levels, so I had some questions that I…Continue

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At 11:13am on February 5, 2019, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Sheridan.

I have just replied to your question that you posted....before I saw your message to me....so I will reply here, too.  :))

Squares of any weight are much appreciated. I have knitted squares in all different weights and all been gratefully received. If the yarn is very thin, as occasionally they are, I have doubled up, but here in OZ, most of our 8 ply (DK) seems thick enough. Some people prefer to knit/crochet in Aran or chunky...it really is personal choice and availability. I think the needle/hook size is probably just meant to be a guide for those who are unsure what size to use. I usually look at the band on the yarn and see what hook/needle size they suggest. Sometimes I find it may be creating a tension that is a little 'loose' and go for a size smaller. If you are a knitter or a crocheter, let your own experience guide you. 

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At 10:19am on February 5, 2019, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Sheridan.

A warm welcome to the Knit A Square forum.  :))

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