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Old 02-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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Re: Best needle gauge for a newbie to start with?

I am not sure what you mean by needle gauge?? Do you mean needle size?

If so, I would say US 5, 16" long and US 7, 16" and 12"( or you can get longer ones for Magic Loop or a set of 2 circular or double pointed needles for the legs.)

A gauge is the number of stitched per inch (spi) that you knit with a given needle size and a given yarn. For example, using worsted yarn and US 7 needles a usual gauge is 4.5 -5 spi.
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