DPN Comparison / Review
Elizabeth asked in my comments which DPN's I prefer and after considering it for a while, I'd have to say that I like them all for different purposes. Brittany Birch are likely to snap at smaller diameters (US Size 1 or 0's), but I like the shorter DPN's they offer.
I'm really impressed with the sharp tips of the Crystal Palace bamboo, but I'm not happy with their length. They are at least an inch too long to knit socks with comfortably. The Clover bamboo seem to be what I have the most of and it's what we carry where I work, so I'm likely to just keep buying and using them. I have no complaints about them other than their somewhat blunt tips and the tendency with the Size 1's to "bend" or "bow" a bit.
I'm still experimenting and I'll buy and use Size 1's (2.25 mm) whenever I encounter something new and affordable. Yarns behave differently on different needles and it's a matter of figuring out what's most comfortable. Blue Sky Alpacas now offers a set of shorter (5") DPNs in a metal tin. I'll buy a set and let you know what I think. (UPDATE: Mystery solved. Crystal Palace makes 8" and 6" DPNs and I have the 8").
I'd love to hear about which DPNs you all use and love!
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