Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Huh?

Can someone explain to me why there are some US size 2 knitting needles that are 2.75mm and some that are 3mm? And sometimes the 3mm are ones are US 2.5 (like in the Ravelry needles and hooks chart)?

3 comments:

La Duchesse said...

I think they're half sizes.. but I could be wrong. KnitPicks lists sizes that way, too: there are two different sizes for size 1, for instance, and there's a difference of something like a quarter of a mm between them. I usually think of the second size 1 as 1.5. It's so confusing!

Rachael said...

Yes, that's what I would think too. It makes it confusing for patterns sometimes because I always have to double-check my needles and make sure that the mm measurement the pattern asks for is the same as the what I'm using. I wish whoever standardizes these things would just call them 1.5 and 2.5.

La Duchesse said...

Word, as they say. :P