A Tatting Needle is a long, blunt needle that does not change thickness at the eye of the needle. The needle used must match the thickness of the thread chosen for the project. Instead of winding the shuttle, the needle is threaded with a length of thread. The Tatting Needle is available with a threader and the tube consists of 4 needles with 125mm length with dia of 0.61mm ,0.76mm, 1.09mm & 1.63mm.
Sizes: #7 fine #5 #3 and #8 extra fine.
Use the #8 (smallest) for size 80, 70, 60, and 50 thread. Use the #7 fine for crochet cotton sizes 50, 40, 30, and 20, and pearl cotton sizes 12 and 8. Use the #5-0 for crochet cotton size 20 and 10, and pearl cotton size 5. Use the #3-0 for pearl cotton size 3.