Monday, January 30, 2012
Cheap Thrills: Susan Bates Sock Set
While browsing at JoAnn with a 40% off coupon, I happened to see something I'd not noticed before: a package containing sets of 5 sock needles in 4 small sizes, perfect for sock knitting. I had been needing some smaller needles, since I knit at a relaxed gauge and have trouble getting my stitches small enough for socks. With my coupon I spent less than $7 for 4 sets of needles in sizes I needed. I really appreciate that the needles come in sets of 5 instead of the 4 as with most of my other Susan Bates double points. The needles are color coded 000 (red); 00 (turquoise); 0 (light yellow); and 1 (green) for convenience. I can finally try some sock patterns with all the proper needles sizes to fine tune my gauge, at less than the cost of one set of European needles.