Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bell Knitting Pin Gauge

Just a really quick note today. I have managed to get my hands on two of the old Bell Gauges used for sizing knitting needles. Spent way too much but only because I couldn't find a reliable source to convert them to modern sizing.

So I scanned them and added measurements. Now you can print it out and judge for yourself. There are two lines of thought on how to use them. One is like a modern gauge where you stick the needle in the hole. The other is that you stick the needle through the hole but then also slide it out through the slot. Some of my patterns say "measured in the round" some don't.