Cable Needles

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Purling - Tools - Needles
... There are three basic types of knitting needles (also called "knitting pins") ... Such needles are usually 10–16 inches (250–410 mm) long but, due to the compressibility of knitted fabrics, may be used to knit pieces significantly wider ... The most important property of needles is their diameter, which ranges from below 2 to 25 mm (roughly 1 inch) ...

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