Needle size short DPNs long DPNs 12″ circ 16″ circ
2 5 4 1
3 5
4 5 5 1
5 5 5 1 1
6
7 5 1 1
8 5 5

Today I bought the size 3 and 4 long DPNs. Short ones are fine for socks and finishing off, but if you don’t have a 12″ circ, you can’t get very far on a hat with just the short DPNs.

Ideal hat combinations:

Shorts + 12″ + 16″

Shorts + Longs + 16″

At $16 for the 12″ needles and $5 for the DPNs, it looks like I’ll only get the short circs in sizes I really, really want.

I started knitting on size 10’s and have been working my way downward. I’m not sure why I took the big leap down from 7’s, but I haven’t bought a set of 6’s yet…

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