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It’s all too easy to pick the wrong needles a project and when sizes only differ by as little as 0.25mm it’s even possible to end up using two different sizes without realising it! Group your needles in a pot, using loom bands to keep each pair together or use a needle roll to separate them.
for Not sure what needle sizes you’ve got? A needle gauge is the most accurate way to identify the different sizes. Use our Foxy gauge from issue 115 or pick up one from any good craft store. Stumped on what to make with your stash? Go on a pattern hunt! Knit Today is full of great ideas for using up small amounts of yarn. Alternatively, websites like Ravelry, Patternfish, Loveknitting and Deramores all have pattern sections where you can search by needle size, tension, yarn amount and so on. Use the queue function on Ravelry.com to pair up your yarn with your chosen patterns. It’s great to have a plan!
As hard as it may seem it really is a good idea to only start a new pattern when you’ve finished the previous one. Otherwise you end up with loads of half finished work. If you’re already in this situation