Surely I jest. SQUARE double pointed needles? You betcha, my new favorite knitting toy. These needles are designed to be ergonomically suited to your hands and to decrease stress. I don’t have carpal tunnel or arthritis but know plenty knitting buddies who do so I decided to let you all know that I absolutely think these are my all-time favorite needles! I liked them enough to go back and get a second set in another size on my recent trip to Texas. They are made by Kollage of Kollage Yarns.
The SQUARE needles supposedly yield a more uniform stitch but that is yet to be determined by this knitter. And, if you are a tight knitter they are supposed to help with that as well. Anyone have any theories on why SQUARE needles would help with this?
I’m presently working on a Nancy Bush pattern from Folk Socks called Latvian. The Lang Jawoll yarn and pattern were stuffed inside Brown Bag #4 (Personal Sock Club 2009). The cuff is much taller than most of my socks and I think these will look nice with a jean skirt. The heel is one I’ve never knit before, a handkerchief heel. It will probably replace the Eye of Partridge heel which, before these socks, were highest ranked among favorite heels.