Saturday, June 30, 2007

What needles do YOU use to knit socks?

These are the needles "I" use to knit.
They may look small but they sure can crank out a pair in no time at all!!!!
I use them on my antique sock knitting machine or CSM. The shorter one makes the purl stitch and so that leaves the taller one to make the knit stitch.
In the knitting process, the shorter one lays horizontal while the taller one sits vertical.
So, once again, what needles do YOU use to knit socks?  Hmmm? ;)

7 comments:

Jean002 said...

Well, "I" used size 1 circulars to attach feet to those legs you sent me! ;-) Some soldier is going to be pleased we found each other...

Knitika said...

Those sure are wackity-looking needles! I've just started on the sock legs you sent me but I went straight to a size one, too. Circulars, also.

Kari said...

I like to use size 2 dpn for my BBS. :-)

Joy in Colorado said...

I am also a SFS knitter. I have used size 4 DPNs with worsted yarn, size 2 DPNs with fingering yarn, and (eek) size 1 DPNs with fingering yarn. My favorite is the size 4 because it goes so much faster! Yes, I tried the magic loop method and the 2 circ method, but I am faster on the DPNs.

Knitika said...

While I've been working the heels, I've wound up using an assortment of 3 different kinds of needles. You can see that here.

Birdsong said...

I just found your blog from Pat Fly's website, where I went to order large-eyed needles for my CSM; though I have had my machine for two years, I am still learning how to operate it and just got together with 3 other CSMers Friday in Esparto, CA. Maybe if I get good at this, I will do a few for SFS.

brooke said...

I don't recall if I saw your blogg from the MS3 link or from Socks for Soldiers. Any suggestions on hunting down a sock machine?? can you post some pics of it so I know what to look for (on ebay??). I hand knit, but would love to get lots of socks done!