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post #1 of 4
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I have a pattern for a knitted afghan that calls for jack pins.  What are jack pins and what needle size are they equivalent to?  Anyone know?

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post #2 of 4

The only reference I can find to "jack pins" are for oversized knitting needles...according to one website:

"Jack Pin is the British term for over-sized needles. (In general, Pin is the British word for knitting needle.)"


Another site said they are size 17 Bernat's. Hope this helped!

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Thanks.  I think you are right. And size 17 I have.

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The obvious takes a little longer.
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post #4 of 4

Is that the Bernat Aran/Fisherman Afghan?  It is Bernat Bulky yarn?  I have that pattern and have made about 3 of those.  They are gorgeous.  Size 17 should do well depending on your tension you might want to do a gauge swatch first.  Even if it is off a little it will just affect the final size of the afghan.  Good Luck.  I bet you love doing it.

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