UK knitting patterns - Will I understand them?

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American and Canadian knitters will have few problems in working from UK patterns but the following information may be helpful.

Terminology

UK                                     US

Tension                               Gauge

Stocking stitch                     Stockinette stitch

Cast off                                Bind off

Catch down                         Tack down

Swiss darning                       Duplicate stitch

Yarn information

UK                                      US (4" square) (US Needle size)

4 ply                                      (28sts/36 rows) (4)

Double knitting                       (22sts/30 rows) (6)

Aran                                      (18sts/24 rows) (8)

Chunky                                  (15sts/20 rows) (4)

Needle size conversion

Old UK     Metric        US  ( '-' no exact equivalent)

14              2mm           0

13              2.25mm      1

12              2.75mm      2      

11              3mm           -

10              3.25mm      3

-                 3.5mm       4

9                 3.75mm     5

8                 4mm          6

7                 4.5mm       7

6                 5mm          8

5                 5.5mm       9

4                 6mm          10

3                 6.5mm       10.5

2                 7mm           - 

1                 7.5mm        -

0                 8mm           11

00               9mm           13

000             10mm         15

Metric conversion

gram                oz

25                    1

50                    2

100                  3.75

150                  5.5

200                  7.25

250                  9

300                  10.75

350                  12.5

400                  14.25

450                  16

500                  17.75

550                  19.5

600                  21.25

650                  23

700                  24.75

750                  26.5

800                  28.25

850                  30

900                  31.75

950                  33.75

1000                35.5

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