View Full Version : Knit Picks Options

02-15-2007, 11:40 PM
Can anyone tell me if the Knit Picks Options needles will fit onto the old Boye Needlemaster cables? I called the company and they didn't know. Also, are the cables stiff or soft?

02-15-2007, 11:43 PM
yes they probably will. the cables are much more pliable than the boye needles.

if you buy a set though they come with a binder.

02-15-2007, 11:54 PM
I was just really thinking about ordering some of their cables to use with my Boye needles, I really don't need the whole set, but was wondering if their cables would screw onto my needles. I'm really wanting some cables that aren't quite so stiff.

02-16-2007, 12:22 AM
oooooooooh that changes the answer then. I am pretty sure someone tried to screw them into a Boye set and they didn't fit.

02-16-2007, 04:15 AM
I've tried this...the Boye needles screw part is just ever so slightly wider than the Options...barely fits and you have to keep screwing them back on during the project.

02-16-2007, 05:07 AM
KnitPicks touts that the 'threads' on Options are longer than other interchangeables, therefore making a more secure 'join'.

02-16-2007, 09:37 AM
There's a post on the knittyboard that I read a month or two ago about someone who got her boye tips rethreaded or something so they would fit on the options cables. Do a search over there....I'm pretty sure it was in the "really cool knitting tips" section