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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2007 08:37:03 AM »

I used to use bamboo for socks almost exclusively, but I am now a metal DPN convert.  For me, they just knit faster, and my guage is spot on every time.  Since i'm a tight knitter, they just seem to suit me better. the only drawback is that you have to be careful that your stitches don't fall off when your project is just floating around in your knitting bag.

« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2007 08:50:33 AM »

I have a few pairs of Lion's plastic dpns, and I do not like them.  They're all I can find locally so far, though.  As already mentioned, they aren't very pointy at all, but my biggest gripe with them is that there's a "seam" on them.  That seam on some of the tips snags on the yarn.  I always forget to try to smooth it out until it snags mid-row.  Roll Eyes

« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2007 03:57:32 PM »

I have some of the Lion Brand ones and I don't like them at all. They have a metal core that wiggles around and is obnoxious. Plus the plastic feels yucky, has ridges, and stitches don't more well.

Brittany Birch are nice and I want to like them but the birch is too sticky and flexible for me and they're blunt. The smaller sock gauge ones are pretty fragile too.

I have some 7" Clovers that I got early on in my knitting life and they work fine if I need to use them but I prefer a shorter needle (5-6").

My very favorite is Crystal Palace Bamboo. Great points, great finish, perfect length (6"). I think they're pretty too.
But I'm a poor student so I have a good collection of Plymouth Bamboo. Also my ideal length, better finish than Clover, moderate tips I can deal with. They break in well. Don't bend much and feel better over time.

I also have some super duper cheap 8" Bamboo DPNs. A whole lot of them. US 0-11, I believe. I've sanded and waxed them nicely and they're my back-up needles. No matter what size I need, in a pinch, I have something to fall back on. I got them all in a great trade.

I rarely use metla DPNs. Occasionall a 00 or 000 but nothing large gauge. I've had one too many mishaps w/ needles escaping.

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