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koolbreeze
06-13-2006, 08:10 PM
i have a pattern that calls for #000/12mm needles. i thought #000 were really small? but the pattern says this blakent is knit on large needles? am i missing something?

Ingrid
06-13-2006, 08:14 PM
The British needle numbers appear to go down with the actual size of the needle. 12 mm is a big needle.

Here (http://knitting.about.com/library/blneedleconv.htm) is a conversion chart.

jhelanee
06-13-2006, 08:15 PM
It is probably using the old UK sizing system where the smaller the number the larger the needle (opposite of the US custom). According to this chart (http://www.yarnfwd.com/needleconv.html), you would want US size 15 or 17 needles.

jhelanee
06-13-2006, 08:16 PM
Dang it! Beaten by Ingrid again... :(

koolbreeze
06-13-2006, 09:59 PM
thank you!!! i just saw some humugous needles at hobby lobby and wondered what to use them on!! i guess i know now!! :D