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Old 03-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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what length DPNs?
So I'm going to make my first socks.
I've looked at the videos and have decided I don't want to use a cable.
So what length DPNs would people recomend?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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I don't usually use DPN anymore , but when I did I preferred about 6".
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I have these but I've never knitted an entire sock on DPNs. I use them when I need needles smaller than sz. 0. I do 2@time on magic loop.
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Most of my sock DPN are 6". I had to search long and hard for my #1 8" set for a doily.
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two at a time sounds good, maybe I need to some more research!
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two at a time sounds good, maybe I need to some more research!
If you've never done socks I think maybe doing one pair with magic loop (separately) to learn the technique first.
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If you've never done socks I think maybe doing one pair with magic loop (separately) to learn the technique first.
Good idea. No need to double the fun of learning a new technique or two.
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Congrats on wanting to knit socks! I love them so much I never seem to make time for other projects and normally have 2 or 3 pairs on the go at any one time!! Shout if you need any help.

I use 6" dpn's. I prefer the bamboo ones in general for their lightness and how they feel. But for any project smaller than a US2 (2.5mm) I use metal needles as the bamboo ones bend alarmingly! I'm scared of snapping one and ruining my knitting!
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Well i've cast on my socks! I found I had some DPN's 7inch long, but they are not too bad. Have done about 3 inches so far, I'll keep you updated. Thanks for all the advise everybody.
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I get mixed up when I try magic loop!!! I use 8 inch circulars and switch to 6 inch double points....I think I would like the magic loop but need to take a class!!!
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