Japanese knitting needles and a new project


Yesterday I just found out the reason why Sidra’s hat is too small (and why my fingers hurt when I’m knitting). The reason is: I didn’t know that Japanese knitting needles sizes are different than US sizes! D’oh.

It means that all this time I’ve been struggling to knit with needles that are 2 sizes too small. No wonder that my fingers hurt! I was just beginning to wonder that I really had no talent for knitting, it was so hard knitting those yarns. Then I found this site that says: “Japanese needle sizes are different from another countries. We have made a conversion chart below.” Dang.

Anyway, I’m actually happy because now I know that knitting shouldn’t be that hard. I should be getting back to knitting soon.

On the other hand, I’m beginning to get interested in crocheting. I’m starting a new project today, it’s supposed to be a beret in puff stitches. This is as far as I’ve gone by now, and I have to say it’s easier than knitting. Of course my previous knitting experience is with wrong needles, so my opinion cant be trusted here.

This is actually my second crocheting and I’m already in love with those little puffs. Can’t wait to finish it! And then I really really have to go back to the sewing room to make a camera bag.


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  • verypurpleperson

    Thank you, Yoshimi! That helps a lot!

  • yoshimi

    I think Japanese size7 for crochet hook is 4mm. I manage to find the page for reference, here.
    http://asatsuru.com/catalog/sizes.php
    hope it helps…

  • verypurpleperson

    Hi Jessica, I’m using a pattern from Ravelry.com, you can search it under the pattern tab with the name ‘Puff stitch Crochet Beret with Bow’. Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    I am looking for a beret pattern with a similiar stitch. What pattern is it?
    - Jessica

  • verypurpleperson

    Hahaha Yoshimi, of course it’s not your fault, I should at least try to figure it out myself when you said that your needles were size JP10, while you put it as size 8 in your chart.
    But, whoa, crochet hooks are different too? I kinda thought that size 7 is 4.5 mm, is that right? I should google this stuffs…

  • yoshimi

    gosh, it’s kinda my fault. I’m so sorry. soooooo sorry. (let me tell you, crochet hooks are different too)