It amazes me how many people use DPNs to do socks. I guess since I learned the magic loop I haven’t even wanted to think about using DPNs, but I am sure there are people who prefer them. Sometimes I wonder if the people who use DPNs use them because they haven’t learned one of the other methods of sock knitting like 2 circular needles or the magic loop. My preferred method for knitting socks, or any small circumference knitting in the round, is the magic loop. I have tried 2 circular needles, and found that method a little too cumbersome with the cable wires, but then again. I was using 32″ cables and I have heard that the shorter the cable the easier it is. So maybe I need to get some 16″ cables and take another whirl at it. Using DPNs just seems even more cumbersome than the other ways of knitting small circumferences.
How do you knit your socks?
By the way, I am through the short-row heel on both the Motherlode Socks, and I am now working up the leg. I decided to do a simple 3×1 rib on these socks because I don’t have any simple socks on the needles, pictures forthcoming. I plan to start another pair of socks in the next week or so, but I have to work out the details on the pattern.