I have to admit to being frustrated that I don’t like knitting on those teeny tiny circular sock knitting needles. They always look so much quicker than sliding stitches around to magic loop. I was therefore quiet excited when Neko curved double pointed sock knitting needles were brought to my attention. Maybe I could work with these more quickly?
Being plastic didn’t please me, but I was assured they were very kind to hands, so I decided to give them a go.
What you get is three curved plastic needles.
You cast half the stitches onto one needle, half onto the other…
Then you knit with the third…
On the plus side, they felt a lot more comfortable than knitting with tiny circular sock needles.
On the minus they wobble about as I knit – unbearably so. I certainly don’t have this problem with magic looping and, although it’s a long time since I knitted with DPNS, I’m sure they’re more stable.
I suspect the wobbliness is down to my hands being large and that people who like them can nestle the needle they’re knitting with more firmly inside their hand.
If you’re a DPN knitter with tiny hands, I would have thought Neko curved double pointed needles might be a good move, since they only have the stitches spread over two needles. It’s also harder for the stitches to fall off when you’re travelling.
But for me, they just don’t work. So, I’m back to magic loop! Unless Neko want to make a big hand version and send it to me to try out!
Has anyone else tried Neko curved double pointed sock knitting needles? And if you have and like them, how big are your hands?