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Beth
01-31-2005, 04:01 PM
and measure their 16in circular needles from end to end.
Thank you so very much for your help!
Beth

ekgheiy
01-31-2005, 06:14 PM
and measure their 16in circular needles from end to end.
Thank you so very much for your help!
Beth

I don't think that I have 16", but I will check when I go home. Also, I think that the "16" refers to the tip-to-tip measurement of 16" circs anyway. :?

But I could be wrong...

foldedbird
01-31-2005, 06:23 PM
Uh, call me crazy but if they are 16 inch circular needles wouldn't they be 16 inches?

I don't know anything about circular needles, but just an idea...LOL.

P.S. if they aren't 16 inches long, then why are they called 16 inch?

Peg
01-31-2005, 06:54 PM
Funny you should ask this question as for whatever reason, several months ago, I measured a pair of my 24" and found them a bit short. My Addi Turbos US 10, 16" are actually 15 3/4". And yes, that is tip to tip. ;)

foldedbird
01-31-2005, 06:55 PM
That is oh so weeeiiiirrrd!

ekgheiy
01-31-2005, 06:58 PM
Funny you should ask this question as for whatever reason, several months ago, I measured a pair of my 24" and found them a bit short. My Addi Turbos US 10, 16" are actually 15 3/4". And yes, that is tip to tip. ;)

I demand a refund!!! :lol:

That'd be a good April fool's day prank ... :twisted: *giggle*

Peg
01-31-2005, 08:02 PM
:lol: @ ekgheiy :lol:
I wonder though if length is due to the fact these are made in Germany? :roll: Nice thing about Addi's is they've a lifetime warranty. A good thing too as a pair of 40" circs I was knitting an afghan on came apart....mid-row! :shock: :evil: I was not a happy camper to say the least.

salsa
01-31-2005, 08:15 PM
Funny you should ask this question as for whatever reason, several months ago, I measured a pair of my 24" and found them a bit short. My Addi Turbos US 10, 16" are actually 15 3/4". And yes, that is tip to tip.

Trivia: Addis are made by a German company. In Europe, we use metric measurements, so the needles are all made to metric sizes. Thus, the addi circulars that are sold in the USA as 16" are actually exactly 40cm metric (which is slightly short of 16"). But since most knitters in the USA don't think in metric terms, they are marketed to US knitters as 16". Inox circulars are also made in Germany and thus should have the same quirk if you measure them tip-to-tip with an imperial tape measure.

beldaraan
02-01-2005, 12:17 AM
More Trivia~

Canadians also use the metric system. Canadian needles (can't think of any brand names) will have the measurement on the needle as opposed to the #US. Example, a 3 US needle is actually a 3.25 mm needle for me.

amy
02-01-2005, 12:39 AM
A couple of weekends ago I was chatting with a knitter friend, and she commented that her 16" needles "felt short" to her. She guessed they were closer to 15 1/2". We measured them, and she was spot on!

I don't know how on earth she could tell... :shock: ??!

Peg and Salsa, that's interesting trivia about the 40cm measurement for Addi's. I did measure my 16" addi's, after that encounter with my friend, and I've been curious to know why they weren't exactly 16". That makes total sense! ...Not that I was bothered by it. Better to have them a bit small, than too big for your project!

Amy

salsa
02-01-2005, 08:16 AM
Beldaraan, I think every country in the Commonwealth is metricised these days - except for England! :wink: :lol: Re the metric needle sizes being on the needle, this is the same for addis and inox needles. The diameter of the needle (in mm) is either stamped (inox) or inked (addi) on the side of one of the needles.

beldaraan
02-01-2005, 11:51 AM
Well, we're next door to the world-reknowned US and they don't use the metric system. We get a lot of influence from our neighbours, so there are still a lot of things that we measure using the Imperial system. Officially, we are metric though. When I take my son for a check-up he gets measured in inches and centimetres. I was in school (grade 4 I think) when we switched from one system to the other.

On a side note, I haven't heard much about Inox on these boards. Lots about Addis. I bought Inox dpn's for my socks that I'm going to start knitting. I used them already just to make a swatch. They seem nice.

ekgheiy
02-01-2005, 02:00 PM
:lol: @ ekgheiy :lol:
I wonder though if length is due to the fact these are made in Germany? :roll: Nice thing about Addi's is they've a lifetime warranty. A good thing too as a pair of 40" circs I was knitting an afghan on came apart....mid-row! :shock: :evil: I was not a happy camper to say the least.

OMG!!!!! Mid row??????? :!: I would so be on FIRE!!!!!!! :evil:

What did you do???? Did you just use a "fishing line"?? Other circs to hold the sts??? OMG!!!