[color=indigo]I am in midst of my first pair of socks. I started one on 4 DPNs; the other on 2 Denise circs - just to be sure I could do both techniques. Worked about 9" in 2x2 ribbing and all looked very good. I then decided that the DPNs were an unecessary struggle, so I moved each sock to a Denise ML to knit the foot in stockinette.
Despite what felt like some tug-of-war with the 5" bamboo DPNs I do not have any ladders in the ribbing, BUT the apparent gauge of each is quite different. One is a lot tighter and more even, but I cannot now tell which is which. The stknt of each looks the same (both being done on ML).
I think that the 2 circ technique is the easier and faster of the 3 methods, but I do like the tighter, more even ribbing that I have. Do you think it would more likely have been the product of the DPNs or the 2 circs? :shrug: Very puzzling.
I am enjoying making socks and looking forward to my second pair. This time I will do all in the same technique.[/color]