Needle Sizing

Hand Work Cheat Sheet

NEEDLE SIZING  FINER ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAVIER  Most Hand Needles 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Tapestry & Chenille 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 3

THREAD SIZING  FINER ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAVIER  Quilting/Sewing Thread 60 wt. 50 40 wt. Embroidery Floss (6 Ply) 1 Strand 2 3 4 5 6 Strands Perle Cotton 16 12 8 5 3 Crochet Cotton 100 wt. 80 60 40 30 20 10 wt. Metallic Thread 1 Ply 2 Ply Metallic Floss (6 Ply) 1 Strand 2 3 4 5 6 Strands