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07-14-2006, 11:25 AM
For anyone who has the Boyes set handy. Which size is the purple needle? I really need to get a needle sizer!


07-14-2006, 11:30 AM
which purple?? I have two bright purples in my case and they are sizes 13 and 6. If there is another purple I don't have it in here right now lol.

07-14-2006, 11:33 AM
i guess it is kind of a medium lilac. I think it is either a 10 or 10.5


07-14-2006, 11:50 AM
i had two sets of them and the needle colors were not all the same for the sizes between the two sets.

07-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Can you line them up in order by size to figure out which one it is?? I don't have a purple one in the larger sizes, I have a medium purple which is size 6 and a light purple which is size 8.

07-14-2006, 12:08 PM
I guess I'll have to wait until I get home to sort it out. I don't have the rest of the set with me. I have a mohair sweater on the needles and I really don't like the way it is catching on the join. I was going order an Addi from Jeff.


07-14-2006, 12:11 PM
I don't even remember having purple in my set... :thinking: They're at home, anyway, so I can't even check.

07-14-2006, 12:25 PM
My darker purple is a 6, and the lighter purple is an 8.

What's interesting is that my 4 and 5 are both gold, and so are my 11 and 13. Same colors right next to each other!

07-14-2006, 12:30 PM
I don't even remember having purple in my set... :thinking: They're at home, anyway, so I can't even check.

My original set didn't either, because it's from 1991. The duplicate purples that I have from Hobby Lobby are the 8 and 6 like KQ and GM.

Order an Options tip and cable combo from Knitpicks! :thumbsup:

07-14-2006, 12:32 PM
I looked at the Options Tips and Cables and even with standard shipping, it is still cheaper to order an Addi from Jeff.


07-14-2006, 12:49 PM
I see.

I like my Options because you get 2 cables and 4 buttons in the cable set, which offers a lot of flexibility (i.e. you can make 2 straights with 1 tip set or use a cable with 2 buttons instead of a stitch holder, etc). So, to me, that's worth a couple of bucks.

BTW, I didn't order the whole set, just fixed circs in 0, 1 and 3; 40" cables; tips in 5 and 10.5. I like to do 2 circular knitting and Hobby Lobby doesn't stock tips in 3, 5 and 10.5, so I used the Options to complete my Boye set for 2 circ-ability! ;)

Not trying to sell you on them, just giving a little more info.

07-14-2006, 01:32 PM
You could try looking online for a picture of your set, and then decide what needle size they are. It's a long shot, but might work.

07-16-2006, 05:12 PM
I have a 6 and 13 in purple and an 8 in light lavender.

07-16-2006, 05:16 PM
I have 6 and 13 in dark purple and 2 and 8 in lavender. hit a lys. hold the needles next to other ones. ;)