Not necessarily. With DPNs you divide the total number of stitches to cast on by 3 or 4 (according to the number of needles the pattern calls for). With 6" needles you could possibly get 20, may 30 stitches on each needle, according to the yarn. DPNs do come in different lengths, though. That might be something you might consider next time, or either just use a cable needle and learn Magic Loop method. I used to only use DPNs, but since learning ML, I really like that method better, but it's all a matter of preference. I'll still go back to DPNs for certain projects.