The pattern I am using and the facebook group I joined [ Winwickmum] recommend using a circular needle or smaller needles than I could buy in Spain, so I ordered both for my arrival home. I had already tried and failed with a long circular needle also bought in Spain.
Armed with my new needles I tried the 30cm 2.5 circular needle, but it made my hands hurt, so tried the SIX ! 10cm 2.5 wooden needles, they looked so pretty but again I struggled handling them, so back to the original 5 20cm long 2.5 needles and I have managed to complete my first pair of socks.
I also bought one of those little counter things you stick on the end of normal [ two needle] knitting but it was so fiddly, I sent for a click type counter which I find easier to use.
So ONE pair of socks
Pack of 5 20cm metal needles
Pack of 6 10cm wooden needles
80cm circular needle
30cm circular needle
Pair of needle counters
and oh yes a ball of wool all for one pair of socks !
|Pleased with the most expensive pair of socks ever!|