Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DPN troubles

Sounds like an illness doesn't it?  But in the sock knittiing world it's double pointed needles.

I've taken it upon myself to make socks for Christmas presents this year, and thought I would practice on a pair for myself first.  The magic loop method is not working as the circular needles aren't quite long enough so I have 2 dreaded ladders.  After searching the net (I love the www!) I've found it mentioned several times that 5 dpns are better than using 4 for avoiding ladders.  (Probably better to get tangled up with too).  We shall see ...