Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Reader Mail: To Jackie, who asked about sock needles

Jackie asked whether to order the 6" or 8" length DPNs.

For a knitter who's new to working on DPNs, I definitely recommend the longer ones. You're significantly less likely to drop a stitch from longer needles.

(Some may disagree. It's true that longer needles are slightly more cumbersome to handle, but I find that the benefits outweigh the negative.)

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Thanks Kate. I have been wanting to order these needles and just not sure what size. I live in Burlington so hopefully in the near future I can take one of your classes. You make sock knitting look so easy.