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« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2007 03:16:17 PM »

thank you for your advise Smiley . i guess ill keep swatching...where can i find out what hook is suitable for what yarn?
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« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2007 06:07:50 PM »

thank you for your advise Smiley . i guess ill keep swatching...where can i find out what hook is suitable for what yarn?
OH! Good question, because it took me a while to realize that on the wrapper of the yarn, it usually says the size knitting needles or crochet hook you need, and some even tell you the guage you should get too, so like size G hook  10 sts X 4 rows = 1 square inch (Or whatever) so that also can give you a 'goal' tension too. I would even maybe suggest buying a yarn that has all that info. There are some really inexpensive yarns like Caron Simply Soft (I think) that have this on the label. Smiley

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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2007 08:48:34 PM »

Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect!

This is so true!  When you try really hard to get it right, it takes forever at first, but eventually your fingers start to remember what to do and it all gets easier and your stitches start to look consistent.

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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2007 12:15:02 PM »

thank you so much, i better make sure we have something simlar in england i cant wait to go yarn shopping on monday now Smiley i have one hook ...ill have to get a couple other si think cos it seems tiny :S
but cheers me dears you have been amazingly helpful!
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