HNW - knitting needles

Deborah Pulliam pulliam at acadia.net
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
20c.


De borah


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