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17:48 Whole day out in Brighton! New yarn for socks (eep! DPNs in the round!) and a new circular needle. Lunch at Wagamama. Good times... zzz #

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rupestur
Dec. 30th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Did you get some bamboo/wooden DPN's? For socks... you might find that a whole lot easier. They won't fall out of the stitches onto the floor as easy! I always use metal ones but that's because the creatures I make have to be knit really tight so the stuffing doesn't show-- and that would warp bamboo needles.

I just got some sock yarn in the mail! I haven't ever attempted socks... let me know what pattern you pick, I need something beginner-y. Weeding through the miles of sock patterns is overwhelming, there are so many lacy ones. I have no doubts that I could do lacy ones but I just don't want to!
natf
Dec. 30th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I am using the 'Magic loop' single circular needle method of knitting in the round (or will be when I have bought one that is slim enough (the yarn I have calls for 2-3 mm and mine is 3.75 mm lol). I have been learning/practising this method with some spare DK and the 3.75 needle - I thought that that would be a similar yarn/needle ratio - and it seems much easier and less clumsy to me than the DPNs. Personal preference and abilities, I guess! I will be using the free sock pattern leaflet that came with the sock yarn (Coats Regia).

Edited at 2007-12-30 09:45 pm (UTC)

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