HNW - knitting needles
Noramunro at aol.com
Fri Sep 17 09:45:44 PDT 1999
> 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
The double-pointed sets I bought in the UK were all 4 needles. I didn't
actually own a 5-needle set until I bought some (German-made) lace needles
this spring at the MD Sheep & Wool festival.
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