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« on: January 07, 2009 08:42:12 AM »

So, I asked for some double pointed needles for Christmas so I could give knitting some socks a try. I ended up getting the Boye Interchangable Needlemaster Kit. I've never used circular needles and the aluminum doesn't bother me, as I use the Boye aluminum crochet hooks.

I'm more of a crocheter and have only recently taken up knitting in the past few months. From what I've read I'll probably need to get dpns anyway.

My question is this: Should I keep the kit or exchange it?

What would you do?

« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009 08:49:28 AM »

You can knit socks on one long circular using a method called Magic loop, or with 2 circular needles, both of which you can do with the set you have, though the Boye cords are a little stiff. Videos showing both methods are at www.knittinghelp.com on the Advanced Techniques page under Small Diameter circular knitting.

Keep the kit, you may find you want to have sock needle dpns anyway, but you'll get a lot of use out of it for other things.

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