Monday, October 16, 2006

I'm just starting Swallowtail and am looking for some advice on needle size. My yarn is a silk-wool from Rovings, a fingering weight of 823 yds to 5.5 oz. What size needle do you think would work best for this pattern and yarn?
Thanks.

3 comments:

kessa said...

Maybe 4mm? Since 3.5 is used for laceweight. If you don't want it to be too 'holey' maybe you can stick with 3.5mm? =)

Beverly said...

I used JaggerSpun Zephyr for my first Swallowtail and a 4mm circ. I inadvertently started the second one on a 4.5mm. I liked the gauge much better but since this need to be more of head scarf I went back to the 4mm.

Jeri said...

I used fingering weight yarn and used a size 6 US needle.