View Full Version : Knitting needle sizes

12-19-2005, 12:34 PM
Are there any knitting needle sizes between a US 19 and 35? The project I want to knit is calling for size 35s, but from my gauge I am knitting loose and need to go down in needle size, but the next smaller needles I found are 19s.

Thank for any info.

12-19-2005, 02:07 PM
Everything I've seen too jumps from 19 to 35. Maybe you'll need to adjust the item in some other way. What are you making?

12-19-2005, 02:21 PM
maybe trying with a 19 will be okay? Or maybe if you keep knitting with the 35s your guage will settle - there's always blocking.

But ya, it depends on what you're making.

12-19-2005, 02:23 PM
I don't know...there is a pretty huge difference between the 19's and the 35's. Unless you're off by a LOT, I doubt that will help.

12-19-2005, 02:46 PM
yea, I've never knit with those before...um, there's dowels tho, so if all else fails you can try to get some dowels that are in between and make your own?

12-19-2005, 02:59 PM
The difference between a 19 and a 35 (who came up with these sizes?) is 3 mm. A 19 is 16 mm and a 35 is 19mm. And I can't find anything that is in a 17 or 18 mm. Depending on how loosely you knit you may be able to get away with a 19. Give it a try and see.

12-19-2005, 03:04 PM
Wow...my 35's sure seem a lot bigger than just 3mm bigger than my 19's! Guess the 19's would be worth a shot then.

12-19-2005, 03:34 PM
I'm knitting the Beau collar/mini-cape from the Big Just Got Bigger book.

I actually made this with Blue Sky Alpaca yarn first (I couldn't find the Biggie Print yarn at first). Will post the FP soon.

But now that I have the right yarn for the original pattern, it knits up too short. I'm going to try with the 19s.

I'm so bad with math/numbers that I'm not sure I can recalculate the pattern.

Thanks for your help :D

12-20-2005, 12:04 AM
I agree that you might also want to try making your own from dowels to try those in-between mm's.