Cast on the same number of stitches in the same yarn on needles of two different types and you may get two completely different gauge measurements. You may knit tighter when working on a slick aluminum, brass or nickel needles and looser on less slippery wood and bamboo styles. The two swatches shown here were both knit in Lorna’s Laces Honor, using size 5 U.S./3.5mm needles. The swatch on the left was knit on Clover bamboo needles; the swatch on the right with brass Addi Lace needles. The difference is striking.

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