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Choosing a Knitting Needle Size for Unfamiliar Yarn

How to figure out what needle size to use with yarn of undetermined thickness.

Ridiculously large knitting needles
Double your yarn and thread it through the closest size hole on your needle gauge. Whichever hole it fits through the neatest (neither tight nor with gaping spaces around the yarn) is the best needle size to do your first swatch with.

Copyright Sarah Bradberry November 2003