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Friday, January 7, 2004


Sometime ago, I received this needle sizer as a bonus
for subscribing to VOGUE magazine.

On close inspection, I see that this version has some of the missing mm sizes that are absent from the Bates Knit Chek sizer.

Looking back, I realize that initially I used this when I was making socks and switching between needles. Some smaller size USA marked circular needles from different companies are not the same – what is marked as a #1 Addi and a #1 Inox are not identical when measured in milimeters (hey, milimeters – one L or 2?).

Addi is 2.5 and the Inox is 2.25. AND believe it or NOT that actually makes a world of difference in my stitch tension.


Check out the diameters…

So, in the World of Sock Knitting, that tiny gauge can be tweaked by using needles from other brands.

Here’s another good source for all needles: JKL Needles.

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