Choosing Needle Sizes

Choosing the right needle size to use with the yarn you select is important. A too-large needle produces a loose fabric, which will not wear well in socks. A too-small needle is difficult to work with, because the fabric is so dense.

The needle size you choose depends quite heavily on how you knitā€”if you tend to knit tightly, you might need a larger needle size than someone who knits loosely when using the same yarn.

As a general rule, most yarns labeled sock yarn suggest an appropriate needle size to use to produce a good fabric for socks.

However, when using thicker yarn such as DK or worsted weight, you should go 2-3 needle sizes down from the suggested needle in order to get a dense fabric.

US 6/4mm

US 6/4mm

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