#000/12mm needles

i have a pattern that calls for #000/12mm needles. i thought #000 were really small? but the pattern says this blakent is knit on large needles? am i missing something?

The British needle numbers appear to go down with the actual size of the needle. 12 mm is a big needle.

Here is a conversion chart.

It is probably using the old UK sizing system where the smaller the number the larger the needle (opposite of the US custom). According to this chart, you would want US size 15 or 17 needles.

Dang it! Beaten by Ingrid again… :frowning:

thank you!!! i just saw some humugous needles at hobby lobby and wondered what to use them on!! i guess i know now!! :smiley: