Knitting Needle Size Conversion Chart

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Knitting needle size check

I’ve been working on a sweater recently, and needed to figure out some obscure needle size conversions. I found two sites (here and here) that had the information I needed, and I decided to integrate them together for a single, massive conversion chart for American, British and Japanese needles. Here are the fruits of my labour! Hope this is useful to someone.

Metric (mm) US* UK Exact UK diam. (mm)** JP Exact JP diam. (mm) Old US*** (standard needles) Old US*** (steel DPNs)
0.450 26 0.46
0.500 8/0 25 0.51
0.550 24 0.56
0.600 23 0.61
0.650
0.700 22 0.71
0.750 6/0
0.800 21 0.81
0.850
0.900 20 0.91
0.950
1.000 5/0 19 1.02 18
1.125 17
1.250 4/0 18 1.22 16
1.375 17 1.42
1.500 000 15
1.625 16 1.63
1.750 00 15 1.83 14
Metric (mm) US* UK Exact UK diam. (mm)** JP Exact JP diam. (mm) Old US*** (standard needles) Old US*** (steel DPNs)
2.000 0 14 2.03 0 2.1 0 13
2.250 1 13 2.34 12
2.500 1 1 2.4 1
2.750 2 12 2.64 2 2.7 2 11
3.000 2 11 2.95 3 3.0 3 10
3.250 3 10 3.25 4 3.3
3.500 4 5 3.6 4 9
3.750 5 9 3.66 5 8
4.000 6 8 4.06 6 3.9
4.250 7 4.2 6
4.500 7 7 4.47 8 4.5
4.750 9 4.8 7
5.000 8 6 4.88 10 5.1 8
5.250 9
5.500 9 5 5.39 11 5.4
5.750 12 5.7 10
6.000 10 4 5.89 13 6.0
6.250 14 6.3
6.500 10.5 3 6.40 15 6.6 10.5
Metric (mm) US* UK Exact UK diam. (mm)** JP Exact JP diam. (mm) Old US*** (standard needles) Old US*** (steel DPNs)
7.000 2 7.01 7mm 7.0
7.500 1 7.62
8.000 11 0 8.23 8mm 8.0
8.500
9.000 13 00 8.84 9mm 9.0
9.500 000 9.45
10.000 15 4/0 10.16 10mm 10.0
11.000 5/0 10.97
12.000 17 6/0 11.79
13.000 7/0 12.70
14.000 18
15.000
16.000 19
17.000
18.000
19.000 35
20.000
25.000 50

If you have any questions about this chart, leave them in the comments!

* Exact US diameters are the same as the first column (“Metric”).

** Exact UK diameters were retrieved from the Wikipedia entry on Standard Wire Gauge.

*** Old US sizes are from a Boye needle gauge reprinted in 1942.

A Post!

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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Here is a picture because all blog posts need pictures.

Hi there, folks who still read my blog. I imagine there are a few who haven’t culled their feed readers in a while. And for that, I thank you!

I have been in a knitting and blogging funk (mostly Farmville-related), but I think my belly is developing a small fire for knitting that I sense will erupt soon enough. I have been looking at the Knitpicks catalogues that still come to my door every month, and I have a feeling my knitting bag will be going back into my backpack tomorrow morning. I removed it a few months ago (regretfully), because I hadn’t used it in months and it was bulking up the bag. But it’s going back. It has Bubble in it.

Also, I seamed Greenzo. I never seam ANYTHING. I specifically seek out sweaters that I don’t have to seam, so that I don’t have to seam them. But I seamed this shirt one day a little while ago, and it was moderately pain-free. I think this is a good sign.

P.S: Eff Farmville.

Love,
Eve

Cactus Chair

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
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Cactus Chair

Cactus Chair.

Robot Dress!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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Lady Gaga’s “Living Dress,” from the designer of Catwoman.

It’s a little hard to see, but it’s the best view of the three videos I saw in showing the movement of the dress. Via Fashioning Technology.

Seraphinianus

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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The other day I read the Codex Seraphinianus. It was mesmerizing. I made the decision that the moment I start making a decent salary, I will take $1,000 of that salary and spend it on a first edition of the book. For now, I will have to resort to reading it on the internet.

And perhaps knitting myself a few pairs of mittens.

Codex Seraphinianus Mittens

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Saara the Elf!

Friday, April 16th, 2010
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This coat is very cute.

Saara the Elf!

Saara the Elf!

DIY Doo.Ri Tights

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
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Doo.Ri Tights

Oh my goodness, I am going crazy. Can you believe these tights? Go to this blog. Go. Make these tights. This is crazy.

Crochet Giftwrap

Monday, October 5th, 2009
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Crochet Giftwrap

I love this crochet giftwrap. Super stylish and adorable. Keep this in mind for Christmas…

For the good of mankind and also comfiness

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
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Sseko Brown Sseko Starboard

I know it’s the recession, and I’m a poor grad student with no money who just spent thousands of dollars on a big trip and a laptop and will soon be shelling out major bucks for new teeth, but I think I’m going to buy these shoes. The only thing holding me back is that I don’t know which size to buy. They’re made by these ladies in Africa and they look super comfy. This summer I had a crazy time trying to find comfortable flat sandals to wear during day-long walks in Europe (I ended up finding them a few days before the end of the trip), so my brain is still wired to obsess over sandals. You see, if I buy these, I am doing myself a favour because then I will have two pairs of fashionable flats to wear in the heat next summer. I’m just planning ahead.

Embroidery in the Year of Astronomy

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
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Constellation Embroidery

Constellation Embroidery. Very cool. SCIENCE!