View Full Version : different lengths for dpn's?

01-09-2008, 01:25 AM
I want to buy size 4 and up dpn's and I can only find them in 8 inch lengths. I want them to be the nickel plated ones. I went to Knit picks and they don't have them in the 4 inch size.
Any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch, Crossed Fingers


01-09-2008, 01:38 AM
The 8 inch would work for a lot of things. You can always use the extra length. The shorter they are the fewer projects you could use them for.

01-09-2008, 01:41 AM
hmm, but I want them for a pair of baby socks!

01-09-2008, 01:53 AM
4 inches is not a usual length; they're generally about 5 or 6" long.

01-09-2008, 02:39 AM
you can knit baby socks with 8 inchers. it's better to get the longer ones because you can have as little as one stitch on a DPN no matter the length, but if your needles are too short, you won't be able to use them for bigger projects

01-09-2008, 04:09 AM
One thing to consider when looking at them is that 4 inches is about the width of your hand. I find it very uncomfortable to try to hold those small needles in my hands when they are that short. I would guess that it is most likely that the ones you WILL find in that length are wooden.

01-09-2008, 07:47 AM
4" dpns are great for the fingers of gloves. The longer ones are awkward to work with in those close quarters. Here are the ones by Addi--