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Old 05-07-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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how to choose length of dpn
I have never used dpns before. I'm planning to use them on projects in "itty bitty hats". They specify the 'size' but not the length.

Any ideas???

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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Double pointed needles don't come in a wide variety of lengths. I think 7" is good for most projects. I personally prefer the bamboo ones since they don't slip out of the stitches as easily as metal ones do.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #3
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They usually come in 5", 7", 8", and 10". The 7" and 8" are good for everything. I did knit a fair isle sweater in the round on some old 10" ones I have. You can use any length you want.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:16 PM   #4
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I am BAD
I buy a BUNCH of the 10" ones
and cut them in half if I need a shorter length, and just round the back ends (not even points)
I prefer shorter ones (WAY shorter than most, I have knit with 2.5" ones before)
but I am wierd like that

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