Double Pointed Knitting Needles Set – KnitPro Zing Metal
Introducing KnitPro’s fabulous Zing double pointed knitting needle sets. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting out, KnitPro Double Pointed Knitting Needles (DPN) sets are perfect for a wide range of projects.
Each KnitPro Zing set comes with needles sized by colour, making it easy to grab the right one for your project. Plus, they come in a handy zippered fabric case for convenient storage, so you can keep your needles safe and sound.
Crafted with care, KnitPro’s Zing Double Point Knitting Needles are manufactured using top-quality lightweight aluminium. This material ensures a smooth glide for all types of yarn. Therefore, allowing you to create beautiful stitches effortlessly. The flawlessly tapered points make these needles a dream to work with, guaranteeing excellent results for every project, big or small.
Whether you’re knitting socks, hats, or intricate patterns, our Zing double pointed knitting needles are designed to meet your needs. Experience the joy of knitting with precision and ease, and let your creativity soar with Zing!
What is the purpose of Double Pointed Knitting Needles?
Double-pointed knitting needles, often abbreviated as DPNs, are a type of knitting tool that is used for working in the round on smaller projects. They are perfect for projects such as socks, mittens, gloves, and small diameter tubes. They are particularly useful when working on projects that are too small to be comfortably worked on circular needles. Also, when the circumference of the project changes too much to be effectively managed on a circular needle.
Here’s how you can use your double-pointed knitting needles:
- Circular Knitting in the Round: When knitting a small circular object like a sock or a mitten, you would typically divide your stitches evenly onto three or four double-pointed needles and use a fifth needle to knit with. This arrangement creates a circle, and you knit around in a spiral, with each needle acting as a point in the circle.
- Decreases and Shaping: DPNs are particularly useful when shaping small projects. For instance, when knitting the gusset of a sock or the thumb of a mitten, you might need to decrease or increase stitches evenly across the needles. DPNs allow you to work these shaping elements more precisely.
- Small Diameter Tubes: DPNs are great for projects that require you to knit a tube with a very small circumference, such as the fingers of gloves or the tops of hats. They provide better control over the tension and allow you to work smoothly in tight spaces.
- No Need for Magic Loop: While the Magic Loop method allows you to knit small circumferences using a long circular needle, some knitters find DPNs to be a more intuitive and comfortable option for such projects.
What are double pointed knitting needles?
They have points on both ends, allowing you to knit from either end. When using DPNs, you knit with one needle while the other needles hold the rest of the stitches. As you progress, you shift stitches from one needle to another.
Overall, double-pointed knitting needles are a versatile tool in a knitter’s toolkit, especially for projects that require knitting in the round with small circumferences or intricate shaping.
KnitPro Zing collection includes needles colour-coded by size, simplifying the process of selecting the appropriate one for your project. Additionally, they are accompanied by a practical zippered fabric case, ensuring convenient storage and the safety of your needles.