Of course, following my new obsession towards socks, I have decided that having a new set of double pointed needles would be… not only necessary, but also proper. Why? I heard you asked (you might not ask, but I assume you did).
Well… I’ve got sets of DPNs, but the ones I had was sets of 4, instead of 5. Each of them are around 20 cm, which is lovely when I was doing hats. With socks, or probably gloves (if or when I would like to do it in the future), long DPNs are slightly trickier.
Seriously, do I need reason to buy more knitting needles? So I went to Amazon and got one of these. These needles are short and just the correct size for the aforementioned projects. These made of bamboo, and unlike the ones I had before, these are not varnished.
And started a new sock project. So far so good, but it is just a beginning. Thing is this bamboo — being raw, and not varnished has its own downside. For example, some of the bamboo fibres kept catching out the wool fibres. Which I hate so much.
For awhile, I did regret the purchasing decision. I started to consider writing a review in Amazon to tell what a nasty little shit these needles are. But of course, me being a really nice person, giving it a chance.
And I am glad I did. Once the rough edges has gone, this bamboo DPNs are lovely to work with. The fact that it is not slippery makes is better for my project. It means, I don’t drop stitches. We don’t like dropping stitches do we?
The pattern for my new project is from DROPS design. Although I am not using their wool, this one has got the same gauge with the one asked in the pattern. Yes I made swatch before making this, so this is the correct size.
It looks alright. But, seriously… I had a lot of problem with it. Mostly because I have never worked with picture pattern before. I needed to google how to read it before I started. Apparently it is done from right to left, from bottom up — like how I did the fair isle pattern for the baable hat.
How could I forget that?
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