4.07.2015

New Needles

I have a lot of knitting needles. And yet I continue to buy more.
It's no secret around here that I've been knitting a lot of plain self-striping socks these days. I'm currently obsessed with knitting them via magic loop and I have exactly one needle that works for socks. I don't really need to have more than one pair going at a time, but I would like the option of switching needle sizes.

I bought a Knitter's Pride Karbonz circular needle at Stitches Midwest (last year I think) and I love it. I use it for shawls all the time. So I decided to pick up a couple of smaller needles in the Karbonz to try on socks. I love the tips of these needles.

I've had to set aside the current sock in progress as I have a couple of deadlines looming, but when I pick it back up, I'll switch to these needles. I'm excited to give them a try!

Do you knit a lot of socks? What needles do you like to use (DPNs or circulars, brand, etc. I always like reading about what other knitters like!)?

3 comments:

  1. my favorites are addi sock rockets but i've started using karbonz as well. i used to like wood needles for socks but i broke too many of them. i collected a whole mess of size 1 and 1.5 needles but my gauge got looser over the years and now i use 0 or 00 so i'm needing to build up my collection all over again. i like 32" and 40" for knitting socks one at a time and 2 at a time, respectively.

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  2. I use dpn's for socks. Haven't had encourage to try out knitting socks on circulars. Maybe one day ...

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  3. I'm not much of a sock knitter, but when I do knit socks, I like them on dpns.
    Lately I've been buying a lot of needles too. My current fling is with HiyaHiya Sharp circulars...

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