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Hi, I knit socks on four dp needles but was told I could use round needles up to the heel, then put on four needles then back to round for the main part of sock. Sounds good to me but what size length on round needles would I use? Thank you for any info- CD
 

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((((((((( Some folks like the 12" circulars better than the 9" ones. I hear, too that you have more turning room, too on dpn/s if they're set on four needles (knit with the fifth) compared to setting them up on three (and knitting with the fourth).

They now make an asymmetric circular in the 9" variety. One needle tip is shorter than the other = more circumference room while working in the round.

I'm after the whole set of 0-11; No case, though = ((;

Hope this helps & TTYL!
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nanad said:
Hi, I knit socks on four dp needles but was told I could use round needles up to the heel, then put on four needles then back to round for the main part of sock. Sounds good to me but what size length on round needles would I use? Thank you for any info- CD
 

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As someone who knits ALL socks on a 9" circular needle all the time I can tell you that 9" is preferable over 12". A 12" needle is too long to accommodate the number of stitches needed for a woman's sock. Even so, if you don't use the 2 circular needle method you will still need DPN's for the toe decreases. The 9" circular needles that are made for sock knitting have short pointS..both being shorter than the norm you will find on standard circulars. This makes the needle more flexible and easier to use.

I had always used DPN's to make socks until the past year or so, when I found these wonderful little circulars.
 
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