THE QUESTION-NEW TO OLD CONVERSION NEEDLE SIZES

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.......I am a prolific knitter who finds much leasure and glee in finding old style short needles..........I love the way they feel in the hands and love the way that they don't poke me in the eye or elbows when I use them,then there is the romantic notion that somebody else has had pleasure from these before myself,

so for all those who want to try the old fashioned needles but are worried about using them or worried about the sizing,here goes.........

old size;-                new size;-         American size;-

000                       10mm                 15

00                          9mm                   13

0                            8mm                  11

1                            7.5mm              

2                            7mm

3                            6.5mm               10.5

4                            6mm                   10

5                            5.5mm                9

6                            5.mm                  8

7                            4.5mm                7

8                            4.0mm                6

9                             3.75mm             5

                              3.5mm                4

10                          3.25mm              3

11                          3.0mm               

12                          2.75mm              2

                              2.5mm

13                          2.25mm              1

14                         2.0mm                 0

I hope that this helps,and for wool weights that are often published here goes

American                          English

fingering weight                 1-3 ply

sport /baby weight             4 ply

worsted /light                    double knit

worsted/afgan                    aran weight

craft/rug                             chunky knit

bulky                                 super chunky/slub and roving yarn

I hope this helps any new knitter or any knitter who just needs that little reminder about these subjects....Have fun with this new hobby or carry on enjoying what we all enjoy with a passion!!!!!thanks helena.

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