View Full Version : Bamboo Needles... different results??

06-11-2006, 02:37 AM

I just bought my first bamboo needles a couple of days ago... mainly because I needed DPN's for the sleeves in a baby sweater and I couldnt find metal DPN's in 10.5 size... more than excited that I wont have a seam this time, I start knitting... and... the results are completely different!!!

The knitting looks thicker and completely different than the rest... why??

Is there something I havent considered?

Old Knitter
06-11-2006, 06:32 AM
I can't imagine why unless, because the yarn doesn't slip as easily on the bamboo you're not pulling it as tight. Ummmmm...yes, I'm betting that's the answer.


06-11-2006, 07:59 AM
Some people do get different gauges based on what material of needle they use, so that very well could be the problem.

06-11-2006, 01:13 PM
Thank you! I am going to try again and see if the same problem comes up... if so... do they make 10.5 DPN in boye?

06-11-2006, 01:16 PM
I get a different gauge on plastic needles and bamboo nedles.