What needles should I use to knit socks?

There are three main different types of knitting needles you can use to knit socks; a set of double pointed needles, a long circular needle with an 80cm cable, or a small circular needle with a 25cm cable.

What kind of knitting needles do you need for socks?

Most socks are knit using a size 1 or 2 needle, but you can also find sock patterns that are designed for heavier non-sock yarns. In addition to socks, you can knit up beautiful shawls using sock-weight yarn and these small needles.

Can you knit socks with straight needles?

Most sock patterns are knit in the round on double pointed needles and can start either at the toe or at the cuff. … Use regular straight needles to make a pair of socks instead. Knitting socks on straight needles requires some seaming and basic knowledge of knitting techniques.

Is it easier to knit socks with circular needles?

Using two identical circular needles for socks is a looser knitting experience, providing a lot of slack between the two needles and the project — but you’d need to keep two of each size circular around.

What supplies do I need to knit socks?


  1. 100g of 4 ply self patterning sock yarn. …
  2. 2.75mm set of 5 double pointed needles (dpns). …
  3. 3.25mm needle. …
  4. 2.25mm set of 5 double pointed needles (dpns). …
  5. Tapestry needle.
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Are socks difficult to knit?

It’s not that difficult!

Beginners to sock knitting often fear the heel, but they are not very difficult and don’t take long to knit.

Do you need double pointed needles to knit socks?

You can use two circular needles knit socks… they basically behave like 2 giant bendy double point needles. This is the way I knit my first pair of socks, and I love it! It’s a wise idea to use two circulars of different length (or different colored tips) so you can distinguish them while knitting.