HNW - knitting needles

Deborah Pulliam pulliam at
Thu Sep 16 06:26:51 PDT 1999

<<  Three needles to hold the work and a fourth to work with is American
and English
(maybe some other places also). Four needles to hold the work and a fifth
to work with is either German or European.>>

Not necessarily. I've seen evidence that in 18 - 19 c United States and
England, five needles were  used. Today needle sets in the US have four
needles, and five in Europe, but that's part of standardization, which is

De borah

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