I am in the process of knitting my 2nd official sock on dpn’s. I enjoy it and it is coming out really well. I am thinking of buying some Addi’s and learning on circs but I have some reservations. Everytime I have tried knitting on 2 circs I end up with ladders and gaps where I switch to the other needles. I have only used my Denise circs and I believe that cable is larger than on the Addi’s. Is this correct and will it make a difference?
I love my dpns, I don’t see a need to do circulars. You can try the technique, and by all means get the addis, but I’ll probably always do my socks on dpns. :XX:
I’ve done socks on two Addis.
At yarn that gives 6-7 stitches to the inch on size 3’s, I had no problems. But at yarn giving 9 stitches to the inch on size 1’s I had ladders. I switched to DPNs and knit ladder free on the same yarn/needle size.
I think that having only 2 places where the sock can “bend” (if you know what I mean) puts more stress on the yarn than if you have four places.
Yep, me 2! :waving: I knitting socks on dpns as well!! :happydance: Sometimes I think…“maybe I should learn to knit socks on circulars to see what it’s like…” Then I’m like,“Nahhhh…What for??! When I love dpns so much…”
Like that old saying …“If it aint broke…don’t fix it.”
OTN: Afghan, socks
I said the same thing…I still love dpns! But, I’m just beginning to experiment with socks on circs…too, too much fun…of course, all sock knitting is fun If you like the way that you are knitting, knit on
I’m loving experimentation with different sock techniques
I making socks on 2 circs. I’ve never had problems with ladders – maybe because I learned to knit on 2 circs long before I tried to knit socks on them? One thing I looove is not having to use stitch markers, and when you get to the heel your stitches are already divided in half for the heelp flap. I haven’t done patterned socks yet but I imagine it will be just as convenient for the stitches to be divided on two needles for that too.
I’m with you guys! I love knitting socks on DPNs and really see no reason to learn two circulars until I feel like I want to try something new. For now, I’m happy with DPNs. I looooooove them!
Thanks for all your replies. I had no idea so many of you your dpn’s. I really do too. I am making a plan to spend my birthday money. I would rather spend it on yarn than on needles.