View Full Version : Knitting Needles Sizes

10-28-2005, 12:00 PM
Hey Everyone...

I've been seeing more posts regarding needles, sizes, etc. Seeing as we have people from all over the world here, I figured I'd post a URL I found.

About halfway down the page is a chart containing US/UK/ and Metric sizing for needles all the way from 0000 to 50s.


10-28-2005, 04:47 PM
Thanks!! And, all brands of needles aren't the same sizes; for example a size 1 Addi is 2.5mm where a size 1 Quicksiver (and/or Inox) is 2.25mm. So, it's best to pay attention to the mm when buying needles; JMHO ;)

10-28-2005, 09:40 PM
Right -- my US6 Addis are 4mm, but my US6 Clovers are 4.25mm... :doh:

10-29-2005, 11:56 AM
OY!!!! Don't these manufacturers know how to standardize anything?

10-29-2005, 11:58 AM
I think it's a European/American thing. My money is that we Americans didn't bother to conform to the rest of the world. :rofling:

10-29-2005, 12:01 PM
Heck with the rest of the world... we wont even keep US standards standard....

10-29-2005, 12:58 PM

Thanks for the needle link. I was just about to look for yarn weight info (am new to this) and that site had that information also. I was perusing yarns and got confused about the weights, so thanks for the link.