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Jan 16, 2019 15:32:33   #
binkister
 
What size Addi FlexFlips do you buy when buying them for a beginner sort of for making socks? I don't like the dpn , can't do to well with them.
thanks Myra
 
Jan 16, 2019 15:51:47   #
engblom
 
I think you need to buy them according to what yarn you want to use. I bought 3.5mm needles because that is the size that works well for the yarn I am using.
Jan 16, 2019 15:51:48   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
 
binkister wrote:
What size Addi FlexFlips do you buy when buying them for a beginner sort of for making socks? I don't like the dpn , can't do to well with them.
thanks Myra


Pick a pattern you like and go for it. I bought size US 2 since that was what was called for in the pattern I wanted to make. I do better with DPNs. Someone is going to get some barely used hand me overs!
Jan 16, 2019 15:58:58   #
chickkie (a regular here)
 
Maybe you can get a set here on Classifieds from someone that wants to sell theirs. Get the size you need for the project, and for good socks with sock yarn you need a dense fabric so that means small needles.
Jan 16, 2019 16:00:19   #
Rita Gaudiello
 
I have 2 pairs of these needles. The website on the box is not working. There are plenty of videos on YouTube on how to knit with them but I can not find any on how to cast on a small number of stitches, less than 5-6, and then begin knitting. Has anyone come across a video that shows this? Thanks
Jan 16, 2019 19:11:23   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
I don't intend to suggest that you not get FlexiFlips but I want to ask if you've tried other methods of knitting in the round. You might like one of them and already have the needles for it. You could try a tube in worsted yarn to test two circs or magic loop if you have the needles already. You might like one of the other methods. I am curious about the FlexiFlips but would still have the same problem of dropping the empty needle. Just passing on a couple of thoughts. Everyone finds their preferred method and I trust you'll find yours.
 
Jan 16, 2019 19:45:38   #
cah
 
I got the 2.25 mm size and I'm glad I did. I appear to knit looser on them. I probably should have gotten the 2.0 mm. My usual size in dpns for socks is 2.5 mm. Perhaps with a little practice my gauge will tighten up.
Jan 16, 2019 21:31:33   #
Yarn Happy
 
Really depends on the yarn your using, but the smaller the needle the better, I use a US 1.5
Jan 17, 2019 00:12:57   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
I bought the same size as my dpns...US 0....but turned out I didn't care for them & going to sell them...
Jan 17, 2019 05:06:49   #
jenven
 
Same here. I bought some and couldn’t get on with them at all. It’s easier to get a small circular for small tubes or I still prefer magic loop as you can go down from lots of stitches to even 12 or less stitches without changing to double ended.
Jan 17, 2019 08:02:27   #
judy in FL
 
I recently got a pair for sock knitting. I previously have been using the magic loop successfully. I bought the same size I always use for socks, a US1. I am still getting used to these needles. I love the idea and the short length. I am also having to get used to to the way the back needle bends since sometimes it gets in the way.....hard to explain
 
Jan 17, 2019 08:22:50   #
Ladyj960 (a regular here)
 
Do you have a pattern in mind, what size of needles does it call for? Then think about what kind of knitter you are, tight, loose, or pretty much to gauge and size up or down from there.
Jan 17, 2019 08:42:55   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
binkister wrote:
What size Addi FlexFlips do you buy when buying them for a beginner sort of for making socks? I don't like the dpn , can't do to well with them.
thanks Myra


You can knit socks using one long circular and the Magic Loop technique....and the beauty of this technique is that you can work two at a time.
Jan 17, 2019 09:13:22   #
Taffsey (a regular here)
 
I have a size 0 set but decided it was easier to revert to double pointed needles after all. However, I really think I would enjoy knitting with them if I used two sets, four needles on a project.
Jan 17, 2019 09:21:56   #
BailaC
 
Or you can use two 16” or 24” circs. I prefer that to using magic loop. I was shown how at my lys, but I’m sure there are YouTube videos on this. Take two circs you already have in the same size and try it to see if you like that method. There are patterns on Ravelry for tube scarves if you don’t want to just practice and then frog. (I much prefer this method to magic loop.)
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