Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Stalled Out

How is it that a gal with a BUCKET FULL of needles ends up in this position? Every time I choose a pattern, there is some needle size that I don't have! This one calls for size six 20 and 32 inchers, and size four the same. I have size six 16 and 32, and size four 16 and 24. Did anyone work this pattern with longer or shorter needles with any success?

On a side note, I downloaded Ms. Marigold. Just what I need--another project in the wings!


Blogger KellyHL said...

I honestly don't know what size I used...I'm using my Denise set and pop an extender on/off as needed. Smallest size is size 4 though, darnit.

I'm thinking a Ms. Marigold KAL might be a good idea... ;)

9:05 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

I used shorter needles for most of these. It has been working just fine. I think mine are between 2-4 inches shorter of the required. I opted for shorter rather than longer just because longer tends to stretch out the fabric more. But no need for exactness :)

10:07 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I used size 24" so that should be okay for your size.

10:19 AM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

I agree about the Marigold-along...I'd host but I'm not sure how!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I cast on with US6 16" and it seems fine so far. I plan to use the US6 24" that I have.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Villain Extraordinaire said...

I used 16" for everything but the sleeves; that was for the size 36 and all the stitches fit just fine...

10:56 AM  
Blogger J Strizzy said...

I think I used 16" and 24". You can certainly use shorter needles, things will just be a little more bunched up. Now that I think about it, I don't think I could even have used a 20" for the beginning -- the neck opening wouldn't have stretched all the way around.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

I did a modified magic loop, cast on with my Addi US6 29" and still using it for the body (I am 3" below the armholes now). I am planning on using a 32" US4 for the arms and body ribbing.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I started with 16" and switched to 24" 4mms when the stitches started to get a bit bunched up.

I used 24" 3.5mm for the ribbing.

On the sleeves I used two circs rather than DPNs.

12:29 AM  

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