I remember telling my friend some time ago that one thing I knew I could NEVER do was to make socks. FORGET THAT. I hated knitting, honestly. But things changed, and I began to explore knitting for a variety of funny reasons. The one blockade I had, however, was knitting socks.
I found some amazing sock yarn at Knitpicks and wanted to learn to knit socks. I was a dismal failure at using double pointed needles, so I thought my sock making was doomed. Then someone told me to try circular needles that were made for socks.
I found a set of bamboo sock needles from Clover at the fabric store, so I decided to try those. Progress was slow and the tips were a bit blunt, but I managed to get through my first pair of socks. They were size 2 and seemed a bit sloppy, so I wanted to get another size of needles to try. Someone suggested other steel needles from Addi as they said they were the best needles EVER, and I bought a pair at a festival. They were awful. I could not knit a thing with them. I gave them to my daughter who also could not knit with them, and she can knit with just about anything.
I wanted to try another pair of socks, and was really afraid that I might never be able to make them after all. When I found these (my first pair was a size 1.5), however, everything changed. I am working on my fifth pair of socks and I LOVE it. I will never go back to store purchased socks as long as I can make them on these needles!
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THESE NEEDLES
-knit much faster than any other needle I have used
-does not split yarn like some needles do
-works on difficult sock yarns
-circumference is small so cast on is easy and not difficult to stretch
-stitches are beautiful- much better than any other sock needle I tried
-price is affordable
-joints are solid and no problems sliding stitches over
-easy to work way down toward toe to avoid long time of working with double pointed needles at end of sock
-increased knitting time by 2
-size clearly marked on needle
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
-these can be a bit slippery if I am not watching what I am doing, so stitches can slide off more easily than bamboo
-needle size is a bit small, might need magnifying glass to see it for some people
THE BOTTOM LINE
For sock knitting, I thought I could never do it. These needles took me to a level that I did not think was possible. I am a sock making maniac now. I bought two sets and I work each sock at the same time. I do about 10 rows on the one sock and go over to the other one and work there too. My socks are all being finished at the same time, and they look better than any other needles I have tried from double pointed to circular. People are shocked at how fast I can make a pair of socks now, especially since I could not knit them at all about a year ago or so!
I can not rave about these needles enough. They are fantastic! I have used a wide variety of sock yarn too, including hand spun, and they really are fantastic. FIVE STARS for helping my dreams to come true!!!
- 商品尺寸: 22.1 x 7.1 x 0.5 cm
- 商品重量: 22.7 g
- 发货重量: 22.7 g
- ASIN: B00DX8688O
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