Needle sizes

US

METRIC

UK

US

METRIC

UK

0

2mm

14

10

6mm

4

1

2.25mm

13

\0'A

6.5mm

3

2.5mm

7mm

2

2

2.75mm

12

7.5mm

1

3mm

1 1

11

8mm

0

3

3.25mm

10

13

9mm

00

4

3.5mm

15

10mm

000

5

3.75mm

9

17

12.75mm

6

4mm

8

19

15mm

7

4.5mm

7

35

19mm

8

5mm

6

20mm

9

5.5mm

5

bobbins

Additional items beside needles and yarn will be needed as you progress with your knitting.These include:

  • A needle gauge to check the size of a needle; circular needles and double-pointed needles tend not to be marked.
  • A pair of small sharp scissors to cut the yarn; never be tempted to break the yarn, you will stretch the fibres.
  • A non-stretch fibreglass tape measure for checking your garment measurements and a ruler for measuring your gauge (tension) square.
  • Cable needles are used for manipulating stitches whilst working cables.They are short needles, pointed at both ends, and some have a kink in the middle.
  • Stitch holders to hold stitches not being worked; you can use a safety pin for a small number of stitches.
  • A tapestry needle with a large eye and a blunt end for sewing pieces together and sewing in ends.
  • Bobbins for winding off lengths of coloured yarns for intarsia or fair isle knitting.
  • A pad of graph paper is useful for charting garment shaping or stitches, giving a clearer picture than written instructions.
  • A row counter that slides on to the needle to keep track of the row being knitted.

tapestry needles tape measure stitch holders a tapestry needles tape measure stitch holders

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