Needles

Nickel-plated knitting needles are smooth and slippery, which allows our wool yarn with the lanolin left in it to glide over them easily and makes your knitting go faster. Double-pointed are used for our socks, and are best for starting children's sleeves, but for everything else, choose a circular needle. This is your only significant knitting tool. It is worth buying the best.The following guide is suggested for choosing needles, however you may need to use different sizes to achieve the tension suggested in each pattern.

Circular Needles for Two-ply Philosopher's Wool Sweaters

Sweater Size

Sleeves

Body

Ribbing

Adult
40 cm(16") circular size 5mm (8 U.S.)
80 cm (32")circular size 5mm (8 U.S.)
80 cm (32") circular size 3.5mm (4 U.S.)
Child
40 cm(16") circular size 5mm (8 U.S.) and size 5mm (8U.S.) double-pointed to begin
60 cm (24") circular size 5mm (8 U.S.)
60 cm (24") circular size 3.5mm (4 U.S.)

Circular Needles for Two-ply Mandala in Philosopher's Wool

Sweater Size

Body and Sleeve Squares

Ribbing

Adult
40 cm(16"), 60 cm(24") and 80 cm (32")circular size 5mm (8 U.S.)
80 cm (32") circular size 3.5mm (4 U.S.)

Circular Needles for Three-ply Philosopher's Wool Sweaters

Sweater Size

Sleeves

Body

Ribbing

Adult
40 cm(16") circular size 6.5mm (10.5 U.S.)
80 cm (32")circular size 6.5mm (10.5 U.S.)
80 cm (32") circular size 4.5mm (7 U.S.)
Child
40 cm(16") circular size 6.5mm (10.5 U.S.) and size 6.5mm (10.5 U.S.) double-pointed to begin
60 cm (24") circular size 6.5mm (10.5 U.S.)
60 cm (24") circular size 4.5mm (7 U.S.)

Double Pointed Needles for Philosopher's Wool Socks

Length

Sizes Available

20 cm (8")

3.0, 3.25, 3.5 mm

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