Old Knitting pattern – needle size?
I have my grandmother’s old Workbasket magazines, and found a knitted edge pattern that I’d like to try.
However, it calls for “steel knitting needles” size 17 or 18. I have never heard of this type of designation… we use “0” and “00” now. It’s clearly a small needle and not a huge one.
Can anyone help me with a website or book that might have this translated into modern sizes?
Thanks for your help. Love Piecework magazine and Threads, but haven’t gone into historical projects much.