View Full Version : Needle size question

10-31-2006, 02:39 PM

I want to make this hat for a friend for Xmas.

He's a big Wallace and Gromit fan, and I want the hat to look like the hat worn by the penguin in "The Wrong Trousers." (Feathers McGraw)

But what size needles are Number 9 is that 9mm or UK 9; (Which work out to be 3.75 mm)

And any less expensive yarn choices?

Jan in CA
10-31-2006, 03:39 PM
My guess is they mean size 9 needles although that seems large for DK weight yarn. :thinking:

10-31-2006, 05:46 PM
So that's 3.75 mm?


I like your sig, most of my projects come with free dog hair!

Jan in CA
10-31-2006, 05:59 PM
Here's a few tools that may help with your knitting. US 9 is equal to metric 5.5. It's all very confusing.

Needle Conversion Chart (http://www.yarnfwd.com/needleconv.html)

Standard Yarn Weight System (http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html)

10-31-2006, 06:01 PM
Many thanks: I'll pu tbhise righ tinto my knitting bookmarks!

11-01-2006, 04:43 PM
3.75mm is equivalent to size 5 in US sizes if memory serves.