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Old 07-24-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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I'm ready for a new knitting challenge and want to try socks on 2 circular needles. How long should the needles be? 16" or 24"?
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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16 is what I use. Worked fine for me. And I was doing 2 at once.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:40 PM   #3
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i like 24 and longer.. (but that's because i like the longer 'tip' these longer needles offer. ) i don't like really short DPN's either

i even use 29 inch circs!

and i like 2 different needles, too.
i like aluminum (susan bates and Boye) and try to get different colors, since i think it makes the process easier.
(failing that, mark the tip with a sharpie.. i find nail polish and other paints to be too thick)
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #4
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I use 24". The neelde is more comfortable to hold on to that way.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:51 PM   #5
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I agree, I like 24" the 16" are to short to hold onto.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:31 PM   #6
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I use 1 at 24 and the other at 16.. That way I know that I completed a row when I use both.. Just easier for me..
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:53 PM   #7
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I like 24's too.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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Add another vote for 24. I'll even use 32 if I don't have the 24 (hmm need to buy more 24). I like use 1 knitpick options and one addi lace. The different colors makes it easy to tell which one I'm supposed to be using, and they both have that nice sharp tip
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:33 PM   #9
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I use 16". They're more than long enough for me...
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I always use 2.00 mm (US #0) Addi or KnitPicks circs. I used Addis until KnitPicks came out, and since I only have a few pairs of the Knitpicks in that size and length, I tend to use Addis a bit more, but I like them both. Because they're so small, the points are about the same, so it doesn't really matter to me.
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