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Old 07-22-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me if there's such a thing as size 4-16 double pointed needles?

I am assuming there's size 0-5 single pointed needles too right?

What about size 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8,9, 11, 13, 15, 16 for circular needles.

Can someone recommend a site that shows all the needle sizes.

Forgive me veteran knitters but i am new to knitting.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by NikitaShera View Post
Can someone tell me if there's such a thing as size 4-16 double pointed needles?

I am assuming there's size 0-5 single pointed needles too right?

What about size 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8,9, 11, 13, 15, 16 for circular needles.

Can someone recommend a site that shows all the needle sizes.

Forgive me veteran knitters but i am new to knitting.
Yes, there are various sized dpn and cn (varying lengths of cable for the circular, too)-- Knit Picks has various types & sizes and so do other venders. Hope that helps answer your questions.
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Here's a bit of an explanation which might help: There are 3 main ways to size needles in the English speaking part of the world, all of which designate the thickness of the needle, NOT the length.
1. American sizes, which start with the smallest numbers for the thinnest needles, and the highest for the thickest.
2. British sizes, which go in reverse-- the higher the number, the thinner the needle.
3. Metric sizes, which are really the best way to go IMO, because they indicate the true measurment of the thickness of the needle.

There are also 3 basic types of needles.
1. Single point. These are straight and come in pairs-- each needle has a point on one end and a stopper of some sort on the other. They come in a variety of lengths, the most common being 10" and 14". You can knit flat pieces with these.
2. Double point. These come in sets of 4, 5 or 6, and each needle has points at both ends with no stoppers. They allow you to knit in a tube.
3. Circulars. These are like a pair of short single points, which are connected by a cable. These also allow you to knit in a tube, although you can treat them as if they are 2 needles and knit flat pieces, as well.

Each of these 3 types can come in any size thickness of the needles. So you could buy, say size 10 American (which are 6mm in metric) and get them in single points, double points or circular.

And they come in metal, glass, plastic, various woods. . .but that's a whole other post-- or 5:-).
Hope this helps!
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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There is no size 16 in US needle sizes, unless you're referring to a 16" length which would be for a short circular needle and that comes in various needle thicknesses.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #5
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I do believe that I actually have a set of US size 16 bamboo dpns. I was making slipper socks for my husband using thick yarn and the pattern called for size 16 dpns and I found them through LionBrand and I believe they are Clover, but I'm at work and don't have them here and can't seem to find them on the glorious web at the moment. I'm going to check when I get home now that I'm curious.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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Well it's possible someone makes them, it's usually size 15, then 17 and 19. Do you have a gauger that measures mm size? Isn't Clover made in Japan and I've heard they have odd sizes there that don't correspond to US/UK sizes.
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Here is a site where they custom make knitting needles and I see that he'll make a US size 16.

I don't have a gauger myself, but when I received them they said they were a 16. I'll check tonite.


http://www.jenkinswoodworking.com/Knitting_Needles.htm
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