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« on: April 13, 2008 10:44:30 AM »

Oh no!  I'm so upset!  I've made really good progress on a pretty pink baby blanket with lots fun cables and I just realized that I've been using one size 7 and one size 8 needle!  I don't know if I can bring myself to ripping it out, I really like how it is turning out, but I also don't know if I have the heart to continue knowing that I'm using two different size needles. 

What do you think would be the least noticable, continue as is and try to bear the reality of what I'm doing, or change one needle so they match?  If you were to change one, would you go up or down?

Oh why am I such a doofus???
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008 10:52:16 AM »

I'd just carry on regardless  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008 11:02:39 AM »

I would keep on with the needles you're using as well.  It may be that the needles are close enough in size that a change either way would not be noticeable, and if you really don't think you can bring yourself to keep on with two different sizes, you could aways put in a life line and then try switching to one size or the other (I'd probably start with going up to the larger size) and see how much difference it makes.  Then if it's really too noticeable, you can just rip back to the life line and either try the other size or go back to two sizes.  I wouldn't rip it out.  If it looks nice, then it doesn't really matter.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008 11:05:24 AM »

Oh no!  I'm so upset!  I've made really good progress on a pretty pink baby blanket with lots fun cables and I just realized that I've been using one size 7 and one size 8 needle!  I don't know if I can bring myself to ripping it out, I really like how it is turning out, but I also don't know if I have the heart to continue knowing that I'm using two different size needles. 

You like how it looks, so keep going with the 2 sizes.

And I've done socks with one different sized needle (I use 4 or 5 dpns) with no problem. I've also read of people who use different sized needles when they work flat because it helps keep their tension even.

Knit - don't rip!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008 12:20:24 PM »

Thanks guys.  I just feel so DUMB sitting there knitting holding two different size needles and knowing it, but I'll keep telling myself, how much difference is there really in size 7 and size 8???  A lifeline is a great idea if I do change one of the sizes, didn't think of that, thanks!

I mean, it's for a baby to spit-up on and such, it doesn't have to be perfect.  And I'm just using some soft acrylic from a recycled sweater, so it's not like a ton of money went into it and I'm making some heirloom.

Sigh, still wish I would have checked better when I grabbed those needles!!!
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