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knitting/ jack pins

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by cassie, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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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?
     
  2. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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

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    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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