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Old 12-13-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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I was looking to buy dpns and was wonderng if 9inch dpns were a good size to buy.

I saw a good deal on amazon for $25:

I bought a set of straight needles for $25 from the same guys and I love it..
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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I think most people find 5-7" needles more useful. The 9" long one may be good for hats because they can hold a larger number of stitches, but the extra length may get in the way on a smaller item such as socks or mittens. Short single point needles are usually 10" so these would only be an inch shorter.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:41 AM   #3
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I do have some about 9" long in bigger sizes (like 7 and up) that I use for things like hats or whatever that use larger yarn, but the ones I use for socks, mittens etc. are all 7" and they work well for me. I don't have any of the little short ones, but wouldn't mind having some sometimes. More needles.

Better too long, I think, than too short through so it is up to you.
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