The #8 Regular punches loops 1/2″ high and is ideal to use with finer yarns up to Aran and some Chunky weight. The #8 can be used for any size piece from coasters to larger rugs. The #8 gives a lovely deep pile and suitable for Rugs or for using along with a #13 or #14 to get a 3D effect with higher and lower loops. Smaller projects can also be made with the #8 Regular. The unboxed needle does not come with instruction booklet or stitch gauge.