I want to buy size 4 and up dpn's and I can only find them in 8 inch lengths. I want them to be the nickel plated ones. I went to Knit picks and they don't have them in the 4 inch size.
Thanks a bunch,
you can knit baby socks with 8 inchers. it's better to get the longer ones because you can have as little as one stitch on a DPN no matter the length, but if your needles are too short, you won't be able to use them for bigger projects
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One thing to consider when looking at them is that 4 inches is about the width of your hand. I find it very uncomfortable to try to hold those small needles in my hands when they are that short. I would guess that it is most likely that the ones you WILL find in that length are wooden.