for my dpns. I always have several dpn projects going. I am usually really good about putting the dpns away when I am done with them. Unfortunately, I was in a hurry one day and didn’t put them in the right pocket in my holder. I knitted my size 5 hat with size 7 needles. The dpns all look the same! Sooo, I got out my model paint and painted a stripe around each needle. Now the 5s are blue, the 7s are purple, the 4s are gold, etc. Now I can tell at a glance without looking for my sizer and they are very pretty with the stripes. (Although hubby did want to know why I had 15 needles with purple stripes! Most of my projects call for the same size needles and it was just easier to have several sets.)
That’s so clever! Thanks for the tip!
That is the best idea I’ve heard in a long time! Would work for circs, too. A little bit of paint on the cord, and there wouldn’t be anymore of those “uhoh this is the wrong size” moments.
When I attempted to make my own DPNs, I didnt have several colors, so I used a Sharpee to add stripes to correspond to the size. 3 stripes on 3’s, etc.
This is a great idea, thanks! We’re trying to find a temporary solution to the dpns we’re making, and I think this will do!