Today’s Yarn Love Challenge prompt was multiples. And it seemed like a fine reason to dig out some of my DPNs and show them off.
These are just my long ones (like 12 inches and up), and they’re grouped by size, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s. You can see that I have several sets of at least a couple of those. Especially the 3s as I find those are my favorite for hats and cowls (and I’ve got an extra set of 2 and a new set of 1.5s on the way). The pile of short DPNs is even bigger.
But really…having the right needle for a project is just as important as having the right yarn. I like to have metal, a smoother wood, and a grippier wood (or bamboo) to pick from if I can. I get a different gauge with each material, and sometimes switching needle material (instead of needle size) is the way to get the fabric you want.