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Old 02-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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Size 1 needles, that's what I used last time and ended up with 000 dpns to do the cuff.
I've never worked with needles that small. I'd be afraid I'd break them. I ordered some size 1 circulars to try for socks. I have a set of dpns for socks, but I feel so clumsy when I use them. I'm hoping ML will work better for me. I'm excited to try.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #12
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I use 0's to knit socks. Fortunately I don't knit many socks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #13
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Yeah, but knitting Xmas PJs for the GKs seems too daunting. I'm stuck with making Xmas PJs for the rest of my life! Usually they have them to open on on Xmas eve. This last time, it didn't work out that way and I guess they thought I didn't do them and almost cried. Silly kids.
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Originally Posted by Lizars1735 View Post
I've never worked with needles that small. I'd be afraid I'd break them. I ordered some size 1 circulars to try for socks. I have a set of dpns for socks, but I feel so clumsy when I use them. I'm hoping ML will work better for me. I'm excited to try.
I like ML but my limited experience with dpn makes me think it wouldn't be so bad for making a whole sock, I might even like it. Yeah, aluminum sock needles can bend but they still knit! The thought of something grabbier for that small...not for me I think. I have 2 sets of sock dpn. They come in handy for holding a few stitches if I'm rearranging or want them off the needle while I fix a mistake and I've used them for the heel while the rest of the stitches are still on a circ. I'd have to have 2 complete sets of the same size (I probably do, thanks to overlap in the 2 sets) if I want to work on 2 @ a time and that's the only way I can be sure they look like a pair.

I used some really skinny needles and knitted crochet thread just for grins and giggles. That was way cool. I've been thinking about what to knit with the thread.
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I prefer ML, but I DPN aren't bad at all. They are much harder to just lay down than ML where they'll lay flat.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I like ML but my limited experience with dpn makes me think it wouldn't be so bad for making a whole sock, I might even like it. Yeah, aluminum sock needles can bend but they still knit! The thought of something grabbier for that small...not for me I think. I have 2 sets of sock dpn. They come in handy for holding a few stitches if I'm rearranging or want them off the needle while I fix a mistake and I've used them for the heel while the rest of the stitches are still on a circ. I'd have to have 2 complete sets of the same size (I probably do, thanks to overlap in the 2 sets) if I want to work on 2 @ a time and that's the only way I can be sure they look like a pair.

I used some really skinny needles and knitted crochet thread just for grins and giggles. That was way cool. I've been thinking about what to knit with the thread.
Have you done 2 at a time on dpns? That's why I'm getting the circs. So I don't run into the issue I'm having now, which is that I did one sock a couple of years ago, and am just finishing up the second sock now.

Interesting thought to use the dpns for the heel while the other stitches are on the circs. I'll have to look into that when I start my next pair. It might be too complicated for my limited sock experience. I need to have pretty specific pattern instructions to be able to do them.
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Have you done 2 at a time on dpns? That's why I'm getting the circs. So I don't run into the issue I'm having now, which is that I did one sock a couple of years ago, and am just finishing up the second sock now.
I don't even know if that possible. I think if I wanted to do two at a time I'd make two separate socks at one time.this is actually what I do with ML socks. Then I can just carry one at a time.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #18
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I don't even know if that possible. I think if I wanted to do two at a time I'd make two separate socks at one time.this is actually what I do with ML socks. Then I can just carry one at a time.
Probably not possible on one set of dpns. So you use two separate ML and do one sock on each but do them at the same time? That would be sort of like using 2 sets of dpns and doing the same thing. It seems kind of confusing to me.
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I don't even know if that possible. I think if I wanted to do two at a time I'd make two separate socks at one time.this is actually what I do with ML socks. Then I can just carry one at a time.
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Probably not possible on one set of dpns. So you use two separate ML and do one sock on each but do them at the same time? That would be sort of like using 2 sets of dpns and doing the same thing. It seems kind of confusing to me.

2 in 1 socks on dpns; one inside the other socks on dpns; two at once socks on dpns - 1 of 5

Ha! ha! I knew about something and Jan didn't! neener neener. I feel so grown up today.

Someone mentioned this in a thread some time back...months? a year? I came across this video on youtube. I have to watch it now. Curiosity can be such a time suck, but when you're near comatose like I am today, it's cheap entertainment.

ETA: I've watched the 1st video. I'm thinking it looks very awkward. Why not knit with 1 ball of yarn, slipping the 2nd sock's stitches, then go round again and knit the 2nd sock....hopefully with the correct yarn. I think this is something I might try one day just to say I did it. It looks way too easy to mess up. If I did it, I would do different color socks and then knit the mates. I think.
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2 in 1 socks on dpns; one inside the other socks on dpns; two at once socks on dpns - 1 of 5

Ha! ha! I knew about something and Jan didn't! neener neener. I feel so grown up today.

Someone mentioned this in a thread some time back...months? a year? I came across this video on youtube. I have to watch it now. Curiosity can be such a time suck, but when you're near comatose like I am today, it's cheap entertainment.

ETA: I've watched the 1st video. I'm thinking it looks very awkward. Why not knit with 1 ball of yarn, slipping the 2nd sock's stitches, then go round again and knit the 2nd sock....hopefully with the correct yarn. I think this is something I might try one day just to say I did it. It looks way too easy to mess up. If I did it, I would do different color socks and then knit the mates. I think.
Wow. I just watched the first part of that video too. It seems like a crazy process! I guess this is one of those things where if you can think of it, someone has already done it. Let me know if you actually try it. It's too far out for me.
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