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Old 10-27-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hi all! I am looking to buy some dpns for my growing arsenal of kneedles. I have one set of size 5s and want to buy some 6, 7, and 11s for some projects I'm looking at my question is what length should I buy? I am going to get them at knitpicks and they offer 5" or 6" wood or 6" or 8" nickel....what is the most versatile set size and type to get? I am using them mostly for baby toys and hats...
Any thoughts are appreciated!


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Old 10-28-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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I usually use Magic Loop, but if I'm going to use DPNs I don't like the long ones. If I'm knitting a sock I prefer a US 5. I might use a 6, but probably nothing longer. If I need longer I absolutely use circulars for ML or some other method.

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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I have the Harmony Wood set of DPN's and the longer nickel plated ones. Although for most projects I use circs, I occasionally use DPN's if only so I don't forget how to use them!

I like the Harmony wood set for doing socks on very fine yarn. The long Nickel plated are wonderful, too, but I find them a bit slippery for really fine wool and tend to use them on thicker more textured yarn where you really need that slide-ability.

Either way you won't go wrong with Knit Picks. Their needles and customer service are first rate!

Good luck and let us know what you decide!

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