Did you know that in the old way of sizing knitting needles, the bigger the number, the smaller the needle was? Size 26 was like today’s 8/0 (.5mm).
If you want to learn about Victorian era knitting, check out Stories In Stitches 5, our first in the series about knitting during the U.S. Civil War, which was smack dab in the middle of Queen Victoria’s reign.
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Needle gauge from “Knitting, Netting and Crochet” by Mrs. Jackson, 1845.