ABout different Needle sizes

 From left to right: #10 fine, #10 regular, #9 punch needle

From left to right: #10 fine, #10 regular, #9 punch needle

 

The Joyful Punch offers Oxford Punch Needles in different sizes. The number of a needle will tell you how tall the loops are. Additionally there is a distinction between regular and fine needles. The fine needles will work with finer yarn, the regular needles with thicker yarn. Here is more information about what yarn to use.

For beginners I recommend starting with the #10 regular because you will see great results most quickly. 

Here's an overview of the loop heights the most common needle sizes make:

  • #9 makes  3/8” / ca 1 cm tall loops
  • #10 makes 1/4” / ca 0,6 cm tall loops
  • #13 makes 3/16" / ca 0,5 cm tall loops
  • #14 makes 1/8" / 0,3 cm tall loops

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 From left to right: #10 Regular with light blue yarn, #9 Regular with blue yarn,  #10 Fine  with yellow yarn.

From left to right: #10 Regular with light blue yarn, #9 Regular with blue yarn, #10 Fine with yellow yarn.

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 The #9 (darker blue) loops are slightly higher than the ones made with #10 (light blue).

The #9 (darker blue) loops are slightly higher than the ones made with #10 (light blue).