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Hi, I am new to this group, so please bear with me while I learn the ropes. I have recently resumed knitting after a 20 year break. Someone mentioned 9 inch circular needles for making socks. Could you tell me the brand and where they can be found? Thanks.
 

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((((((( A Clover brand for a 9 inch cable and various sizes are now listed on Ebay. They're referred to as Shorty.

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Hi, I am new to this group, so please bear with me while I learn the ropes. I have recently resumed knitting after a 20 year break. Someone mentioned 9 inch circular needles for making socks. Could you tell me the brand and where they can be found? Thanks.
 

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The Hiya Hiya brand are the best for knitting socks..the tips are short and the cable is very flexible, clover brand are not nearly as flexible.

I use a size 1.5 or 2 to knit socks. I only go down to dpn's when I get down to the toe decreases.

Just google Hiya Hiya and you will get results for on line shops that carry their needles.
 

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Peggy, 12" is too large for socks. If you will look at the first photograph you will see that this is the cuff of an adult woman's sock on a 9" long circular needle. If you put those stitches on a 12" circular they would be stretched to the point of distortion and impossible to knit.
 

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Knit picks and Elann have a great selection of needle sizes and lengths. I knit lace so I have down to 000 9" needles. Ellan especially has the Addi Turbo Lace needles which have great flexible, smooth cables and come in every size.
 
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