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Old 03-14-2008, 06:12 PM   #11
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I like metal sock needles (DPNs specifically), but if you're just starting out with socks, you might like bamboo DPNs as they hold your stitches better. One of my biggest problems when I started knitting socks was that the stitches kept sliding off of the metal needles.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:47 AM   #12
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Inox 6 in. DPN's are still my favorite. Lightwt. for a metal needle and not too long. They also come in a 2.5 mm size (US 1.5). I use the 2.5 mm for the cuff and a 2.0 mm (US 0) for the heel and foot. On fingering wt. yarn this puts me around 8 st./inch for the cuff and around 9.5 for the foot. If I need a 2.25 mm (US 1) needle, I've been using the Pony Pearls. Also quite nice.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:02 AM   #13
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I am with Rachel I LOVE my Options they are the best.
I got the whole set this past month and I just LOOVE them. I have used the wood, bamboo, and now the metal. I won't go back to the others but then it is up to you and what you like using.

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Old 03-15-2008, 10:11 AM   #14
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I have been on a sock frenzy and am currently on my 8th pair this winter. I'm working on sizes 0-2 and am doing a lot of cabling and lace work. I have managed to bend one of my 0 dpn when doing a cable and I'm not generally a tight knitter. I am looking at the Options sock set rather than any type of wood because I'm afraid of breaking the smallest sizes. I also tend to sit on my knitting from time to time because I leave it sitting on the sofa.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:40 AM   #15
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I have always useds DPN's and now I have the full set of Harmony's and they are devine xx
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:47 AM   #16
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I have had my Knit Picks Nickle Plated DPN's for a couple of months and love them, bought them because my bamboo 2.5mm snapped mid glove. One day I will give magic loop a go but it does seem like a lot of work to pull the cables out etc. Don't know if the wooden Knit picks DPN's are stronger than the bamboo, as others have said when you are a beginner it would probably be easier to use wood as it holds on to the yarn a bit and you won't loose the needle in mid row.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #17
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I have the KP Harmony dpn sock needle set. I am in LOVE with it. I tried metal but the stitches slip off, I tried bamboo but the stitches did not move freely. I got the Harmony set and will never go back to another kind of needle. It's all in what you prefer. Each kind of needle has it's good and it's bad points. The only thing I found I didn't like about the Harmony's is that they are dark so you have to work in good lighting if you are working with dark yarn.

The Knitpicks Harmony sock needle set includes sizes US 0 or 2.00mm; US 1 or 2.25mm; US 1 or2.50mm; US 2 or 2.75mm; US 2 or 3.00mm; and US 3 or 3.25mm; and is only $34.99 plus tax and shipping! It all comes in a neat case to keep your needles organized. They are solid birch wood needles with a thick verathane coating so they glide easily but still have a bit of grip. They are nice and pointy so they slide in and out of stitches easily.

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I'm using 2 KnitPicks Harmony 16" circulars: but I've had issues with breaking them. BUT I do like them very much because they are lightweight (the Options are a little heavier to me), they don't make the noise, and since I knit on the fly, I can just shove them in my bag and not worry about losing/dropping a needle. I like to think of them as commuter needles.
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I'm partial to bamboo dpns, possibly because that is what I learned to knit socks on and I feel very comfortable using dpns. There is just enough 'grab' to keep the stitches on the needle, but not enough to slow me down.

However, I'm trying to keep an open mind and learn new things. Right now I'm trying two socks on one long circular and next I want to try two socks on two circs.
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I used to love Crystal Palace DPNS, but now favor KnitPicks Harmony DPNS. Love that wood!
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