As Linda Marveng noted, I omitted Japanese sizing for knitting needles and crochet hooks in Anatomy of a Pattern, Part 2. OOPS! Mea culpa. Thank you, Linda!
Today I revised my Excel document containing needle and hook comparisons and prepared a one-page PDF which I attach for FYI: SweatyKnitter’s Needle/Hook Comparison Chart. Hopefully this will aid hapy knitting in all languages!
As an aside, I just finished an asymmetrical silk shawl (Artfibers‘ Sylph, 76% silk, 19% superkid mohair and 5% wool). I started out with a wingspan-derived pattern but abandoned the pattern after the first day or so. This grew into something much different (and far more dramatic). My friend MaryLou modeled it for me while it was in progress and, especially, while I decided how to end the shawl. That’s a crochet hook holding it closed at her shoulder. 🙂 After some experimentation, I ended it with that shell-like curl you can see in this closeup to the left. That design element, by the way, was Thor’s suggestion!
Sylph is amazing. Because of its large percentage of silk, it has a shine that’s eye-catching. (Artfibers dyes Sylph in an array of colors.) As silk, mohair and wool all pick up color differently, the yarn fairly shimmers.