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Old 10-31-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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Needle size question
http://www.wilflunn.com/hats/hat_moses_knitted.htm

I want to make this hat for a friend for Xmas.

He's a big Wallace and Gromit fan, and I want the hat to look like the hat worn by the penguin in "The Wrong Trousers." (Feathers McGraw)

But what size needles are Number 9 is that 9mm or UK 9; (Which work out to be 3.75 mm)

And any less expensive yarn choices?
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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My guess is they mean size 9 needles although that seems large for DK weight yarn. :thinking:
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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So that's 3.75 mm?



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Here's a few tools that may help with your knitting. US 9 is equal to metric 5.5. It's all very confusing.

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Standard Yarn Weight System
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:43 PM   #6
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3.75mm is equivalent to size 5 in US sizes if memory serves.
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