Friday, November 13, 2009

Knitting with Toothpicks

No, not really. But almost.* I decided to try some bamboo doublepoints. (I have never used these dpns before--shocking, I know!) They are light as a feather and it's worrisome to think that they could just snap. They would be ideal for a beginning sock knitter...unless one knits very tightly. How do these needles hold up to cabling? Do they survive being sat upon? Just kidding.

Still knitting...
*It's been done before at least once.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm a tight knitter and would probably snap them like a twig!! I like my metals for sock knitting, wood doesn't have the slide I like!

What size are they?

Artseycrafts said...

I have used them but prefer metal dpn's. I have a few Harmony wood needles but have a hard time seeing the yarn when I use them.

Carie said...

Almost all my DPNs are Clover bamboo and I love them. The only DPNS I've ever broken (as opposed to donated to the train ventilation system) were Brittany birch; bamboo tends to have a good amount of flexibility so you should be fine :)

Deb said...

I have 2 sets of bamboo DP. I haven't broken them yet, however, they are warped. I'm not a tight knitter, but I think that I've figured out that they get bent when I'm picking up sts. for the gusset. I recently finished a pr. of socks that I did on a set of metal (Susan Bates) DP that I had borrowed from my mom. Real nice! I may try another pr. of socks on them. Hmmm...which one of your patterns have been beckoning me? (giggles)

Kym said...

My bamboo DPNs in US 1 and 0 are warped. I don't knit tightly, or hold my needles tightly, but the needles are tiny and lightweight. I think it doesn't take much to get a bow in there! It doesn't seem to effect the way they work, though!