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Old 01-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #24
butlersabroad
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I wanted to learn to knit socks, so I bought a book (Ann Budd Getting Started Knitting Socks) and went to JoAnns and bought some cheap yarn and a couple of pairs of dpns. I'm not an advanced knitter and haven't tried lots of different needles and lots of different techniques so I just did what the book told me! You only use two needles at a time anyway, the rest just holds the stitches not being worked, and I've never had an issue with the stitches dropping off the ends of the unused needles either. I started with bamboo needles as they're more grabby and I've only just very recently bought a couple of pairs of metal ones. I would just try it and see, it took me months to pluck up the courage to try and now I wonder why I wasted so much time and made so much fuss!!
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