Needle size question

by Karleen Scrivner


I have a pattern for a sweater that says to use "Size US Size 35 circular 24" and 32" needles and set of double pointed needles". Are the double pointed needles supposed to be size 35 as well? Do they make double pointed needles this size?

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Sep 21, 2017
by: Ratchadawan

Wow, that is a big needle swatch. I was wrong.
I would check around first if there is dpn you can buy. Etzy, Amazon, Joanne, Micheal's and Walmart are best place to look for. If it's impossible to find dpn size 35, you can also use the 35 circular needle to substitute using magic loop technique. There are many youtube tutorials on magic loop with one and two circular needles.

Best regards,


Sep 15, 2017
by: Karleen Scrivner

Here is the gauge. 51⁄2 sts x 8 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch with yarn held doubled

Sep 06, 2017
Needle size
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Karleen,

Thank you for the question. I've never seen needles come in this size before, but walmart does have this size for sale. There is no way that one can use needle size 35 to knit a sweater unless it's for a giant. I think it meant to say 3.5 mm size needle.

Can you please check the gauge in the pattern and find out how many stitch per inch. This would give us a good idea.

If it didn't mention a size the double pointed needles then it must be the same.

please let me know what you find out about the gauge. If this turned out to be 3.5 mm needles then it should be size 4 US needle.

There are many website you can find that have needle conversion for US, UK, Canada and Japan.

Thank you for visiting. I can't wait to hear what you find out.


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