Double Pointed Needles · DPNs · Knitting · Knitting Needles

What Size Do You Like Best?

I’m talking about knitting needles, of course!!!

When it comes to DPNs (Double Pointed Needles), I find that I am rather picky about the length that I use.  For instance, I’ve tried those tiny, 5 inch long DPNs for knitting socks but I always tend to lose stitches even if I spread the 64 or so stitiches amongst 4 needles.   Seven inch needles tend to be too long and pointy when I use smaller size needles for knitting socks but are perfectly fine when I’m using a larger size to knit, for example, hats and mittens.  My favorite DPNs are generally six inches long which is long enough not to lose stitches but not so long that I keep getting jabbed in the wrist!  So…what size do you like best? 

One thought on “What Size Do You Like Best?

  1. I haven't paid a huge amount of attention to the lengths if I'm honest, but I do have a set that annoy me by stabbing me a lot – I'm thinking they may be too long! Really must go and check now 😉

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