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Old 10-19-2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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needle size question

Can someone tell me what "sock needles", size 13 mean? Is this the same as US #13? I've found an old pattern (World War II knitting pattern) and it calls for "sock needles".


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Old 10-20-2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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My bet is on double pointed needles, but 13 sounds awfully big for socks. Maybe it's not American 13, though.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:30 AM   #3
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If they were American 13 they certainly wouldn't be for socks for humans,! I'm sure that there were no US 13 during WW2. If u are using fingering wt (sock yarn) the rule of thumb is US 1-3 (that's double pointed needles so that you can knit in the round). If you are using any larger wt yarn, the rule of thumb is to use a size or 2 smaller than recommended for that yarn (look on the label). Have fun :D
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