Needle size from american to british

by Doreen

My pattern i have started for a hat says use us size 4 or us 5 so what is that in my size

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Feb 08, 2020
knitting needle size
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Doreen,

I don't know what you use in Scotland but the best way to determine the right needle size is to measure the gauge. Do you have a needle gauge? It's so handy to have one.

For size 4 US needle is 3.5 mm and size US #5 is 3.75mm.

Tanks for visiting!


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