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mo54
New Pal

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2011 :  09:57:22 AM  Show Profile Send mo54 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use DPN's and the brand is Crystal Palace but my local yarn store sadly has closed. What are your favorite DPN's and the name of a good online source for both yarn and needles? Thank you

Jane
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USA
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Posted - 12/08/2011 :  10:23:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so happy that someone else besides me chooses DPNs! I love Crystal Palace, too -- they're never failed me. I've gotten them online at Patternworks, but here's the Crystal Palace list of online shops: Online Sources. Hope this helps!

Jane

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mo54
New Pal

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2011 :  10:39:56 AM  Show Profile Send mo54 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the lead!!!!
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jtamsn
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USA
1673 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2011 :  3:06:03 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like the Susan Bates Quicksilver DPN's. I dont care for the small size bamboo/wood dpn's, I find they split or break on me. I have gotten them from Patternworks online.
judy
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AuntyNin
Seriously Hooked

USA
772 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2011 :  5:00:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit AuntyNin's Homepage Send AuntyNin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've become quite fond of the Knitpicks wooden DPNs, and they're now my "go to" needles for socks.

AuntyNin; not dead, just retired...
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arlinem
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
442 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2011 :  8:36:55 PM  Show Profile Send arlinem a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like Knitpicks nickle plated short dpns for socks. I just seem to knit a blue streak on them.
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mo54
New Pal

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2011 :  9:23:04 PM  Show Profile Send mo54 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
do they come shorter than 6 inches?
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suecq
Chatty Knitter

USA
205 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2011 :  08:41:44 AM  Show Profile Send suecq a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knit picks dp come in 4 inch and 5 inch length in the small sock sizes. At least the Harmony ones do. I do not know about the metal.
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Ceil
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USA
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Posted - 12/20/2011 :  12:34:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't have US0-3 in Hiya Hiya, but I have all the other sizes and like them for mittens and smaller circular items. They come in 4 and 5 inches. And yes, I prefer dpns (and don't get ladders between needles). A new sock knitter needed some help managing dpns, and I was very surprised that the instructor of the class she took didn't discuss some kind of "position order" to make using them easier.

Ceil
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Ruby Plaid
Seriously Hooked

USA
661 Posts

Posted - 02/16/2012 :  08:47:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like using plastic or metal DPNs for socks. Normally I prefer bamboo but I keep snapping them because the sock gets too heavy.

I really like Addi's DPNs, and I get a lot of mileage out of good ol' Susan Bates plastic ones too.

My knitting & crafts blog is here: http://www.spindyeknitlove.wordpress.com
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Panhandle Jane
Seriously Hooked

USA
607 Posts

Posted - 02/16/2012 :  11:15:48 AM  Show Profile Send Panhandle Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm using DPNs in a rather limited fashion, but I find that I like KP's wooden needles as well.

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Originally posted by AuntyNin

I've become quite fond of the Knitpicks wooden DPNs, and they're now my "go to" needles for socks.

AuntyNin; not dead, just retired...



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