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tkingny
07-20-2007, 02:44 PM
What's your favorite brand and length of DPNs for making socks and why?

Braden
07-20-2007, 02:51 PM
I don't use dpn's for socks, I use 2 circulars, but my favorite dpn's are a tie between Inox and KnitPicks.

Mulderknitter
07-20-2007, 03:28 PM
ohhhhhh mine has to be my new sock dpn set from knitpicks. so nice and smooth, though the pointy ends are a bit ouchy if you are trying to move stitches that are too tight. I also really like bamboo, but I used my size 2's so much I had to resand the points.

geekgolightly
07-20-2007, 03:40 PM
knitpicks

i like bamboo, but my dog eats them and my kiddo breaks them, so metal is my only fiscally reasonable option

i also like addi dpn's, but they are pricey and i don't love love them, so i won't buy more.

jodstr2
07-20-2007, 04:08 PM
Clover bamboo 5"
KnitPicks 6"

mdog182
07-20-2007, 04:28 PM
i really like the brittany needles. the wood is so soft and smooth and light. i don't like knitting socks on metal because i'm scared of dropping stitches. i've used bamboo also but i really like the brittany's. i believe they are 5" long.

JoeE
07-20-2007, 05:49 PM
I like Clover bamboo (7"). Not *hideously* expensive. Right amount of grip, don't like DPNs too slippery. Points are not too pointy.

Second choice are el cheapo Boyes or Susan Bates aluminum DPNs.

Braden
07-20-2007, 09:18 PM
Both KnitPicks and Inox are high quality and very inexpensive.

Brrlracinbt
07-20-2007, 09:46 PM
New fave, Knit Picks. I used to work with bamboos but now I hate them. :-(

Jess_knit
07-20-2007, 09:51 PM
My favorite are Knitpicks 6" DPNs...but when flying, I usually use the
6" bamboo Chiaogoo's I got cheap from eBay.

Jan in CA
07-21-2007, 01:34 AM
Bamboo right now. I use Clover for the most part although I do have some homemade. ;)

orcoastknitter
07-21-2007, 03:07 AM
So far I like using 6" Crystal Palace needles. I have used Takumi bamboo but the length is a bit too much for me. Plus the Crystal Palace doesn't seem to be so easily.

Slim
07-21-2007, 08:53 AM
Brittany 5" wooden dpn's for me. A little slicker than bamboo, but not so slick as metal.

dustinac
07-21-2007, 10:08 AM
I like the Knit Pick options and will use them on a sock... but I prefer a 5" needle for socks now... I got a pair of Sock Stix by Lantern Moon for my b-day in that length and they are great... I found a brand on knitting zone (http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/index.php?cName=ndls-by-mfg-hiyahiya)though hiya that are cheaper and work just as good....:thumbsup:

kristinw
07-21-2007, 10:55 AM
KnitPicks are my favorite by far. Just got the new set!

tkingny
07-21-2007, 07:48 PM
I'm sort of surprised that so many of you prefer the KnitPicks. Since they are metal, I sort of guessed it would be difficult keeping the stitches on the needles. Thanks everyone!

kristinw
07-21-2007, 08:18 PM
I'm sort of surprised that so many of you prefer the KnitPicks. Since they are metal, I sort of guessed it would be difficult keeping the stitches on the needles. Thanks everyone!

I've never had a problem with the stitches falling off. I thought before using them that I would have a problem, but I haven't.

Doublereeder2
07-22-2007, 12:13 AM
Crystal Palace DPNS here! 6". They have fairly pointy tips, don't break and have the right amount of slip/grip.

I also like Pony Pearls - nice and strong, pointy and slippery enough for this loose knitter. They come in different colors for the different sizes. Kind of fun.

I strongly disliked the KP dpns. They seemed very heavy and too pointy and kept falling out of my knitting. They were not good for me.