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I'm starting a pattern out of Gisela Klopper's book "Beautiful Knitting Patterns". It's a lace pattern, but most of it is solid, only 2 YO, a K2tog, and a skpsso, per row. I am going to be using Lion Brands Jiffy Mohair look yarn. It will be a scarf (hopefully) when I'm done. I would really like to have the stitches stand out, because that is the focal point of the pattern. Ms Klopper does not give needle sizes, any suggestions???? Thanks
 

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read the label on the yarn till you find the little 'sign' that tells you which needle range to use....they usually say something like 'ndl size 5--7...because they want you to have a bit of play when it comes to your particular knitting style...they will tell you the eventual measurements.... for example, "20 sts and 27 rows = 4 in.".... you will work on the correct size that gets you 20 sts and 27 rows and the ndl sizes 5--7 are the place to start. if you have to go larger or smaller (unlikely) then that's fine....the gauge is what's important....
 

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Hello, just went to Lion website and looked at the yarn you have. Jiffy yarn, looks like mohair, size 5 chunky weight. The recommended gauge is 14.6 stitches per 4", size 10 needles.
Match that to your scarf pattern and knit a swatch to see if you like it, change needle size if you don't.

Its all a learning process, have fun while learning!

Lois
 
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