Sunday, 29 May 2011

Knitting Reference-Needle Sizes

Knitting needles in the UK are now sold in metric measurements. However, if you've inherited your great-grandmother's knitting bag you may have needles with the old UK ratings. Where there is a gap in the table this is where there is no direct equivalent size.

US    Metric Old UK 
02mm14
12.25mm13
22.75mm12
3mm11
33.25mm10
43.5mm
53.75mm9
64mm8
74.5mm7
85mm6
95.5mm5
106mm4
10½6.5mm3
7mm2
118mm1
139mm0
1510mm