DPN: 4 vs 5


#1

I am looking for a gift for a very good knitter. I am not sure why a brand sells 5 needles as a set while other sells 4 needles as a set.

Any comments are appreciated.

Happy Holiday!!

Casey


#2

The number of double pointed needles used for a project depends on size of the project and personal preference. I like to use 4 needles to hold sts with the 5th as the working needle because it feels like less strain at the corners.
In general, the 5 needle set is more versatile because it leaves the choice up to the knitter.