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Old 01-31-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Could someone please do me a favor
and measure their 16in circular needles from end to end.
Thank you so very much for your help!
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Could someone please do me a favor
Originally Posted by Beth
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...
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:23 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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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.
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That is oh so weeeiiiirrrd!
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Peg
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!!!

That'd be a good April fool's day prank ... *giggle*
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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I wonder though if length is due to the fact these are made in Germany? 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! I was not a happy camper to say the least.
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:15 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-01-2005, 12:17 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-01-2005, 12:39 AM   #10
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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... ??!

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!

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