circular needle size question

knit_knot_eat's picture

The pattern I have calls for 16in circular needles. I have a set of circular needles but I don't know the length. How do I measure them to see if they are 16in?
Is it the length of the cable itself, not including the needles, or is it the whole length from needle tip to tip?

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albert's picture

I have noticed that a lot of

I have noticed that a lot of my needles are a little under their advertised size from point to point. Just an observation in case you encounter the same.

jessemkahn's picture

hold the needles about

hold the needles about straight and measure them end to end. from point to point should be your (approximate) measurement.

good luck!