Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Does size matter?

Hello, All:

Happy knitting, everybody. I've got my yarn, that good ol' workhorse Cascade 220 in "Jet," which most of us would call charcoal. I'm not doing stripes. I'm a 33.5" bust so I'm doing the xs, but should I be concerned about which needle size to get, the 24" or the 32"? Does it matter?

Thanks for any advice. This is my first KAL and it's a little embarrassing to be this excited.


Blogger Jess said...

Not having even started my Tubey, I couldn't say anything with authority. However, I'm usually most comfortable when my circulars are several inches smaller than my work. Otherwise, I have to work harder to keep shifting the stitches toward the tip of the needle, or even (gasp) stretch my work. Since the finished, unstretched size of the XS is 27", I'd say 24" would be perfect.

You should use the size that you're comfortable with, though!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Bad Amy said...

Ditto. It's easier to work with crowded stitches on a shorter set of circs than to stretch on longer circs. I also find 20"- 24" circulars to be the most managable in my lap.

PS: It's my 3rd Knitalong and I'm still excited! ;o)

3:24 AM  

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