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Needle Chart and Yarn Gauge Info

Knitting Needle / Crochet Hook Size Conversion Chart


Metric Size (Old) UK Knitting Needle Size USA Knitting Needle Size UK Crochet Hook Size USA Crochet Hook Size
0.4 mm  -   -   -  16
0.5 mm  - 
 - 
 - 
15
0.6 mm  - 
 - 
6 14
0.75 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
13
0.7 mm
 - 
 - 
5 12
0.8 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
11
1.0 mm
 - 
 - 
4 10
1.15 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
9
1.25 mm
 - 
 - 
3 8
1.5 mm
 - 
 - 
2.5 7
1.6 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
6
1.7 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
5
1.75 mm
 - 
 - 
2 4
1.85 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
3
1.95 mm
 - 
 - 
 - 
2
2.0 mm 14 0 1 1
2.25 mm 13 1 0 0 (B)
2.75 mm 12 2
 - 
2 (C)
3.0 mm 11 -
 - 
 - 
3.25 mm 10 3
 - 
3 (D)
3.5 mm - 4
 - 
4 (E)
3.75 mm 9 5
 - 
5 (F)
4.0 mm 8 6
 - 
6 (G)
4.5 mm 7 7
 - 
7
5.0 mm 6 8
 - 
8 (H)
5.5 mm 5 9
 - 
9 (I)
6.0 mm 4 10
 - 
10 (J)
6.5 mm 3 10 1/2
 - 
10.5 (K)
7.0 mm 2  -
 - 
 - 
7.0 mm 1  - 
 - 
 - 
8.0 mm 0 11
 - 
11 (L)
9.0 mm 00 13
 - 
13 (M/N)
10.0 mm 000 15
 - 
15 (N/P)
12.0 mm  -  17
 - 
 - 
15.0 mm  - 20
 - 
P/Q
20.0 mm  -  35
 - 
S
25.0 mm  -  50
 - 
 - 

 

 Yarn Gauge Chart


Weight Names  Ply

WPI
(wraps per inch)

Knitting
Gauge
(sts per 4"/10cm)
Typical Needles
(mm)
Held Double Becomes
0 - Lace

Thread
Cobweb
Lace
Light Fingering

1ply
2ply
3ply
32-40 1.5 - 2.25 2 x Cobweb = Light Fingering
1 - Super Fine Sock
Fingering
Baby
4ply 14 28 2.25 - 3.25 2 x Lace = Fingering
2 - Fine Sport
Baby
5ply 12 24 - 26 3.25 - 3.75 2 x Heavy Lace = Sport
3 - Light DK
Light Worsted
8ply 11 22 3.75 - 4.5 2 x Fingering = DK
4 - Medium Worsted
Aran
Afghan
10ply 8 - 9 18 - 20 4.5 - 5.5 2 x Sport = Aran
5 - Bulky Chunky
Bulky
Craft
Rug
12ply 7 14 - 15 5.5 - 8 2 x DK = Chunky
6 - Super Bulky Super Chunky
Super Bulky
Roving
5 - 6 8 - 12 8 - 15 2 x Aran = Super Chunky
7 - Jumbo Jumbo
Roving
1 - 4 0 - 6 15mm+ 

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