What do the sizes of knitting needles mean?

What are all the knitting needle sizes?

Knitting Needle Sizes Chart for US and UK

Metric (mm) US Size UK Size
5.0 mm 8 6
5.5 mm 9 5
6.0 mm 10 4
6.5 mm 10.5 3

What are size 50 knitting needles used for?

Straight knitting needles come in a large variety of sizes; from the thin size 0 (2 mm) that caters for lace weight yarn, for example, to size 50 that is used with super bulky and jumbo yarn. While straight knitting needles work great for most projects, they can be too small for knitting shawls, blankets, and the like.

What is a good size knitting needle for beginners?

Medium sizes are generally the best for beginners. This means you should look for a width size of six (4mm), seven (4.5mm), or eight (5mm). For length, a 10-inch needle is usually a good starter size because they’ll be small enough to handle easily.

Is it better to go up or down a knitting needle size?

Going up a size will give you fewer stitches and might help you get the correct gauge. Get a smaller needle. You can go down a size if you feel like you are getting fewer stitches than your pattern’s specific numbers. Since smaller needles make smaller stitches, it should give you more stitches.

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What size needles for scarf?

If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.

What size is number 9 knitting needles?

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

Metric Size (AUS / NZ) Size UK / Canadian Size US Size
4.00mm 8 6
4.50mm 7 7
5.00mm 6 8
5.50mm 5 9

What size are number 8 knitting needles?

Knitting needle sizes conversion chart

METRIC SIZES US SIZES UK SIZES
3.75mm 5 9
4.0mm 6 8
4.5mm 7 7
5.0mm 8 6