View Full Version : Pointed Needles Help Please

10-27-2008, 11:49 AM
Can someone please tell me if there are double pointed needles that are better to use than others, I want something that the wool will slide easily on.

Thank You

10-27-2008, 12:31 PM
I haven't tried them, but I've heard that the addie turbos are great... I personally love the bamboo - I'm a loose knitter - so everything slides and I've found that the bamboo helps me to keep my stitches on the needles.

10-27-2008, 01:28 PM
Knit Pick's nickel plated DPNs are very slick.

And they don't seem to scratch like the anodized aluminum DPNs do.

Sunshine's Mom
10-27-2008, 01:31 PM
I use the Knit Picks nickel-plated dpns. I'm a rather tight knitter and they're great and super pointed. So pointed that I have a callus on my right index finger. You can really stick yourself with them.

10-29-2008, 05:02 PM
It depends on whether you're a tight or loose knitter. I, personally, find that I knit tightly in order to get uniform stitches. Others knit loosely.

If you're a loose knitter, definitely go for bamboo. Incidentally, Amazon has a set of US1-15 dpns (5 of each size) for about $23.

If you're a tight knitter like me, metal is the way to go. I don't know what I'd do without my addis!