In the photo the shawl/blanket is folded in half.
I have finally worked out that “Baby DK” in the UK is “sport” in the US and “DK” in the UK is sometimes “DK” in the US and that I need a W.P.I. tool. In the photo below both gauge/tension squares/swatches are the same number of stitches using the same needles and level with each other on the right edge. The green yarn is sold here as “DK” and the pastel blue yarn is “Baby DK” (or Sport-weight).
Further to my earlier post about 2mm circular needles bending, I have spent part of a small, recent inheritance on a set of Dyakcraft 5″ Heavy Metal interchangeable needles (2mm – 3.25mm which are smaller interchangables than I have ever seen before).
They are solid stainless steel (instead of nickel plated tubes which tend to bend, like most other fixed circular needles), interchangeable (worth repeating!), self-repairable if the cables come adrift and they will send out new items if anything breaks!
I only recieved them today (after hubby paid the customs fees and VAT at the sprting office for me which also came out of the inheritance, thank goodness) but I am already using them in one project and I think I am in love with them! These will eventually replace all of the bendy fixed circular needles of various manufacturers that I already own in these sizes.