New needles and socks

I started this post a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t come up with anything to write about. I wanted to mention my new set of interchangeable knitting needles that I ordered a received from DyakCraft, the heavy metals. They weren’t the only new interchangeable knitting needles that I recently got either. I wanted to try another brands knitting needles after hear not so good things about the manufacturing change to the interchangeable set that I already owned(knitpicks options). When I began working on a scarf for my sister’s birthday present I woundup reknitting the first lace repeat of Isadora about 5 or 6 times due errors in my knitting, one of my needles kept on untwisting from the join no matter how many times I tightened it. I thought it would be easier to go to one of the lys in town and get a fixed circular knitting to work the scarf one, I ended trying a hiyahiya needle which I loved and ordered the small set of their interchangeable knitting needles. hm-needles-031113

After the scarf was completed I went about buffing the heavy metal needles, since it’s recommend to buff them prior to knitting. While I was acquiring my first hiyahiya knitting needle I also picked up a skein of Dream in Color Starry to knit a pair of socks for myself. I gauge swatched for the socks with the heavy metals and got a gauge of 8 stitches per inch on US size 0. Which is very strange since usually my typical knitting needle for socks is 2.5mm (US 1 or 1.5 depending on manufacturer) instead of 2mm.  I didn’t have a very pleasant experience working on the heel my right ring finger in the tip of my finger started to hurt from resting against the needle when I hold it. I usually get some pain in that region due to my finger naturally resting against any needle that I’m knitting with. It probably doesn’t help that I have a low thrash old for pain too.starry-032713

So yesterday I went back to the lys after cleaning the house to acquire I size 0 knitting needle since my size 0 that I bought a few years ago turned out to be a size 1 instead. This time I picked up addi lace turbo’s they are really nice I especially like that the cable is extremely flexible and as zero memory.


  1. says

    Where have I been? Interchangeables smaller than U.S. size 4? This is a very exciting discovery for me! I have three sets of interchangeable needles and none of them are suitable for sock weight projects. Thanks for sharing!
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