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Old 11-07-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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Help! trouble with circular needles
I have a beret pattern that i would like to work with and it uses circ needles that i do have. However i cant remember the size of the needles. Is there a way to tell?

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Old 11-07-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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Yes, there are needle guages that will tell you what size your needles are. They are inexpensive, and they are available most places where knitting notions are sold. I would definitely recommend purchasing one, as it is a very handy tool! Some needles are marked, others are not. Even when the needles are marked, I sometimes find the markings difficult to read!
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thank you!. I will definitely get one
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:38 AM   #4
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In a pinch if you don't have a needle gauge just pick something that looks close and knit a swatch to see if the gauge is close. If the gauge is right then you have the right needles.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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If you don't have a needle gauge and don't/can't buy one then you could also try just measuring them in millimeters -- needles are all like 5mm or 5 1/2mm or 6mm in diameter and then that mm measurements maps onto what their size is -- in US or BWG or whatever. If you have a ruler handy just eyeball the diameter by laying the needle on top -- I doubt you could eyeball a 5mm vs a 5 1/2 mm but you can probably tell a 5mm from 6 mm. If

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