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Knitting Needle Materials: What's the Difference?

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Knitting Needles are available in a range of different materials, with the preferred material of your needles coming down to personal preference. It is therefor difficult to claim that any material is “better” or “worse” than another, or more or less appropriate. In order to find the right needle for you, it is recommended to try out each type and decide what you like best. However, we have created a simple table below to help you get started.

We have listed here the most common material types and the available brands for each type, along with...

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Crochet Hook Size Chart

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Much like Knitting Needles (and languages), Crochet Hooks are labelled differently in other parts of the world. On this page we have laid out a comparison table detailing the corresponding crochet hook size for each part of the world, particularly useful in understanding which size to use for different patterns.

Crochet Hook Size Chart

Somewhat bemusingly, Crochet Hook sizes do differ slightly between brands, so the above table may appear slightly wrong, dependent on the brand you are familiar with.

We do hope to make this the best Crochet Hook Size Chart...

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Knitting Needle Size Chart

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Just like language and currency, the measurement of the size of knitting needles differs dependent on where you are in the world. Below is our Knitting Needle size comparison chart to help you make sense of the different sizing descriptions. It is relevant for all types of knitting needles, including Single Point Needles, Double Point Needles and Interchangeable or Circular Knitting Needles.

This will particularly come in handy when deciphering which needles to use for a given Knitting Pattern, as patterns are often written for different markets around the world.

Knitting Needle Table

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The Definitive Interchangeable Knitting Needles Guide

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Introduction to Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Interchangeable Knitting Needles are much like Circular Knitting Needles, in that they are made up of a pair of needle tips joined in the middle by a flexible 'cable', or cord. In fact - they are typically used in place of Circular Knitting Needles when a pattern calls for them. Just like circular needles, Interchangeables are most commonly used for knitting in the round, which refers to knitting items without a seam. This could include smaller projects like sleeved gloves and hats, or larger projects including...

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