Well isn't this a handy tool to measure the size of your knitting needles? After I noticed that two sets of needles I had bought (different brands, different sizes) appeared to be the same size some helpful peeps on Instagram advised me to get a Needle Gauge. Apparently you can get these for free at some places but I bought this one for a few euros (and it also has a thread cutter for some reason). Anyway, it turned out that my 10 mm needles (pictured here, the '1' has been rubbed off due to frantic knitting) were actually 8 mm needles!
I knitted a huge, chunky looking cowl for my oldest daughter Zoe with the 10 mm needles (that actually were 8 mm needles) and it turned out quite nice! I have now started on a smaller one for Luna and it's almost finished. After that I want to make myself some leg warmers. Because I saw these (note the subtle diamond pattern!)
|from Knitting Smitten by Jessica Biscoe|
in this book
|Kntting Smitten by Jessica Biscoe does not just feature leg warmers, also egg warmers!|
What do you think?