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« on: November 09, 2007 06:28:43 AM »

I'm working on a hat which calls for US 4 (3.50mm) circs and DPNs. I have the circs, but my DPNs are actually 3.60mm (I picked them up in Japan, and their sizes are a bit different). Will this .1mm really make a big impact if I use them, or should I just bite the bullet and buy some US 4 DPNs?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007 06:57:15 AM »

The only thing I could say is knit up a swatch with those needles and check the gauge. It may be a slight difference you will have to knit and see.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007 07:39:42 AM »

I'd probably just try to knit a little tighter when I got to the top where you use the dpn's. I ordinarily knit with a fairly loose tension. It's a pretty slight difference, and depending on the pattern, it might not be noticeable if the last few decrease rows were done with needles that slight amount different in size. However, if your normal tension is fairly tight, it might be difficult to knit tighter at the top of the hat.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007 08:05:59 AM »

It shouldn't be that big a difference and I doubt you'd really have to knit tighter to compensate.
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