Can anyone tell me what size dowel makes a size 19 knitting needle?
size 19 is 15mm.
15mm is is about .59 inches.
a good knitting needle chart is at http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/pg.fcgi?page=hooksAndNeedles.html. it will tell you sizes in mm.
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Yes, 0.59 inches and that’s the diameter of the dowel you’ll need.
Thank you for the reply, I will look at those links. If I were to put a dime, nickle, or quarter on the end of the dowel, which would be the closest do ya think?
A dime is about 17.9mm so that’s just a little bigger than the diameter you need. Smoothing down with sandpaper might just do it.
Fantastic! Thank you. It would be wise of me I suppose to learn more about measurements…the humor of a new knitter.
I think a 5/8" dowel will give you what you want once you sand it down. A 9/16 would be just a hair too small, I think. Ah, here…
15 mm is 19/32", 5/8"=20/32", so by the time you get your dowel sanded smooth and waxed it should be just right.