I have completed my Samhain Socks from Cables and Lace with my 5" Signature Needle Arts 2.25 mm dpns, giving me a gauge of 9 sts and 12 rows to the inch. I casted on 64 sts, working 64 rounds of k2, p2 rib followed by 20 rounds of stockinette stitch. I used the Japanese short-row heel for the sock on the left. It looks a little neater than my ususal yarnover short-row heel. I did find something called the Sherman heel that looks like it might be the best of both short-row techniques. After the heel, I knitted 72 rounds to the toe and then decreased the toe down to 16 sts before grafting. This yarn is 70% merino and 30% silk and is a wonderful sock yarn. I liked the Signature Needle Arts dpns, but they did have a tendency to slip out of the sts, especially when I did the heels and the 2 needles holding the instep sts kept falling out. The needles are very pointy with a stiletto tip and are very strong. I tend to knit tightly and these needles did not bend at all.