Double-pointed needles are designed for use with projects that have a small diameter such as socks. The double ended knitting needles we stock include a bamboo sock set from ChiaoGoo, which is presented in a beautiful, zipped case. It will make your next pair of socks an absolute joy to make!
Double-pointed needles (sometimes abbreviated to DPNs) are short knitting needles with a point at either end. They are normally sold in packs of four or five. We offer packs of DPNs in a single size, as well as sets including several sizes. Just like standard knitting needles, they come in a variety of materials, such as bamboo, metal, and wood.
What are double-pointed needles used for?
Double-pointed needles are used to knit small circumferences in the round. You might need them to make:
The tops of hats
Mittens or gloves
Small objects such as dolls or toys
Did you know - before circular needles were introduced, jumpers were also knit in the round on extra-long double-pointed needles!
What size needles do I need?
If you are following a pattern, this will normally state what size needles you need. The label or band on your yarn might also give you a suggested size. You can also check out our helpful Yarn Guide on knitting needle sizes. If you need more guidance, please contact our team. We would be happy to assist you. Looking to stock up on yarn supplies today? We are also offer free UK delivery on orders over £75!
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