White Brethren on the works

Brethren in Natural WIP

I started another pair of the Brethren as you can guess. My DPNs are rather large, measuring about 8 inches. The brand is Signature. This is a very sturdy set of needles, five in total. Stiletto point, have a little grab to them. I wanted to make a pair of cabled white socks.

Brethren in Natural WIP

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Thunderhorse54's picture

Might I ask, where did you get the needles? I thought maybe I would try the Brethren again, this time on DPNS.

Terry

Crafty Andy's picture

Hi Terry: I got them from their website http://www.signatureneedlearts.com/ , the signature needles are price 5 dpns are about 55 dollars. I do like the Karbonz as well, they are about $ 15. Blackthorns are about $35 The main thing here is try a contrasting color , otherwise you will drive yourself insane.

Carbon fiber is warm to the touch, stainless steel is a bit cold. The signature have different colors for each size, the other two are just black. Hiya Hiya or Chiaogoo are a good they are steel color , bamboo dpns are inexpensive and are an old time classic and never a bad choice.

Bill's picture

Terry,
I recommend slightly sticky needles for your first DPN's...so they don't fall out as easily. Bamboo, wood, graphite are sticky. Nickel plated are slippery. I use ChiaoGoo stainless steel, which are hollow, light weight, so they don't slide out as easily...but I don't think they're best for learning.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great start, Andy. My DPNs are long, as well, averaging 8 to 9 inches. I normally don't care for Signature needles as they seem too heavy...I wonder if the longer length helps with that.

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Crafty Andy's picture

Joe they can be a bit clumsy, or rather I can be a bit clumsy with them. I like the weight, and the length is perfect for me. I just have to wear short sleeves, lol

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

The cast aluminum of the needles is a factor, that's true. I passed up a chance of free Signatures at the last Rocky Mountain Men's retreat because they were short [not even 5 inches] and are just too heavy for my tastes. I'm very glad that you like them and that all - on average - goes well when you knit with them. As to clumsiness...I think we can all relate to that, whether using DPNs or not. LOL

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