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« on: February 24, 2008 04:34:05 PM »

So, this just occurred to me the other day, and its driving me nuts thinking about it.  I bought a pair of circular needles that are supposed to be 13", but the cord looks a LOT shorter than pictures of the needles that are pictured in the pattern I'm working.  So when circulars say 13" or whatever the length is, does that mean the cord is that long, or the cord and needles attached are that long combined?  and is this regulated in any way or do needle makers just get to do whatever they want?  I could measure my needles, but can't measure any in pictures on the internet, and I was looking at some in the store after I noticed this, and even within the same brand they looked like they were different lengths.  The cord I bought for interchangeable needles looked like it was 16" itself, but the one-piece 16" needles looked like it was only that long if the needles were included in the length.  its not too much of a big deal, as it doesn't affect my hat at all, but i want to know cause this is driving me crazy.  how can there be so little order in the circular needle world?

« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008 04:47:21 PM »

A circular needle is measured tip to tip. I believe that's pretty standard in the industry. If you bought a 16" cord, then when attached to the ends it would make about a 24" needle.

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