# Question: Do you measure knitting from the top or bottom of the needle?

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## When measuring knitting do you measure the stitches on the needle?

93333 = 16.8 inches. That’s the length you should measure on your needles so that after washing the piece turns out to be the right size. It’s amazing how a tiny little half-a-row can add up to over an inch of difference in the finished item.

## Do needle gauges go up or down?

Most often, if you have too many stitches per inch on your gauge, we would suggest going up a needle size. If you have too few stitches, you should go down a needle size. … This time, I got the exact gauge of 6 stitches per inch.

## How do you calculate stitches per inch?

The formula is this: 25.4 divided by the metric length of the stitch such as 2.5 equals the number of stitches per inch. Here’s an example. To figure out how many stitches per inch a 2.5 metric setting will give you: 25.4 divided by 2.5 = 10.16 stitches per inch.

## How do you count knitting rows?

To count the number of rows in your knitting, count the stitches (the V’s) vertically, including the loop over the needle. I’ve only highlighted five rows, but if you wanted to count the total number of rows you have worked, continue counting vertically down the column of stitches.

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## How do you label knitting needles?

They are in long strips, and you separate each one simply by bending until the cut connection point snaps. The IDs are numbered with the US number first, then millimeters. The number of tags varies depending on the needle size, with more tags for more popular sizes.

## What size are US 8 knitting needles?

Knitting needle sizes conversion chart

METRIC SIZES US SIZES UK SIZES
3.75mm 5 9
4.0mm 6 8
4.5mm 7 7
5.0mm 8 6

## What needles do I need to knit socks?

There are three main different types of knitting needles you can use to knit socks; a set of double pointed needles, a long circular needle with an 80cm cable, or a small circular needle with a 25cm cable.

## How do needle sizes work?

The general rule is the bigger the size number, the bigger the needle! And the thinner the fabric you are using, the smaller the needle size you will need, and vice versa for thicker fabrics (you will need a larger needle).

## What gauges do needles come in?

Needles are routinely available in a variety of gauge sizes, including 18, 21, 23, and 25 gauge, as shown in the image. The needle gauge becomes a consideration when the vein of the patient is narrow, fragile, or superficial.

## Which needle has the smallest bore?

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