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3kids1036
04-04-2007, 09:18 AM
Just wondering.

THANKS!

Julie
04-04-2007, 09:39 AM
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2062 :D

Braden
04-04-2007, 04:50 PM
I use KnitPicks and Addis. I pretty much only use nickel-plated needles, because they are so fast.

3kids1036
04-04-2007, 04:52 PM
I keep hearing that...hmmmm, I may have to try them out. I want to knit FAST! lol

Krystal
04-04-2007, 04:59 PM
knitpicks = :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


:cheering:

RiverDaughter
04-04-2007, 05:00 PM
I have some Addi's, but I'm definitely all over the nickel plated needle thing. It's just soooo fast and easy to knit with them.

3kids1036
04-04-2007, 05:00 PM
knitpicks = :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


:cheering:

LOL, are you trying to convince me?!?! I am using Denise now...hmm, another set would come in handy lol

3kids1036
04-04-2007, 05:15 PM
Ok, these are now in my shopping cart, but they don't come with the shorter cords, would I be able to use my Denise cords with these tips, if I needed a shorter cord?

THANKS!

brendajos
04-04-2007, 05:19 PM
I had THREEEEE sets of denise needles, one that i bought, one my mother gifted me with, and one i bought when KP was clearing their stock. I loved the Denise needles. the only thing i did not like was the super thick cord. if their cord was thinner like the KPOs i would have never made the switch. I was very sad when i put my last set of Denise needles in the mail to travel to their new home. I almost went out immediately and bought another set to make myself feel better about it...lol

but i have, essentially, two sets of the KPOs now (with duplicate needles in most of the smaller sizes) so i have gotten over it! ;)



okay and i just read your question. some have successfully shortened their own cords on them... i always just use 2 circs for circular knitting... and a lot got the longer cords and are using them for magic loop!

nadja la claire
04-04-2007, 05:39 PM
KP Options for me!!! :happydance: :happydance:

No, you can't use Option tips with Denise cables.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

3kids1036
04-04-2007, 05:45 PM
You guys are BAD!!!! lol, tee hee

dustinac
04-04-2007, 07:16 PM
I have the Denise's and loved them :teehee: then I woke up on Christmas morning and had the options... my poor Denise's have not seen their case open since that day... I looovvee the options.. and you can keep adding to them when you want to or when you can... my binder is so full it won't even close :rofl: I keep the small dpn options in there too.. they are my favorite dpn now as well.. :happydance:

3kids1036
04-04-2007, 08:26 PM
You all sold me. I ordered some....lol I will let you know when I get them lol

losnana
04-05-2007, 06:43 AM
I think you'll love them!! I do!! If there is a problem their customer service is fantastic.

3kids1036
04-05-2007, 07:07 AM
Thanks!!! I wonder how fast I will get them? tee hee

bobi1218
04-05-2007, 09:18 AM
I :heart: :heart: :heart: my Options. I love Knit Picks anyway, fast shipping and great customer service. I haven't tried Addis yet, though.

3kids1036
04-05-2007, 09:26 AM
I can not WAIT to get them. I will finish what I am working on but will not start on ANYTHING else until they get here...gosh...I need them FAST! lol

aineepooh1
04-05-2007, 11:07 AM
I really like my Denises' b/c I don't care for metal/slick needles too much... although I have tho ught about since I am using cotton now and it doesn't slide as easily over my denises'

3kids1036
04-05-2007, 11:09 AM
That is what really convinced me to get them lol

VictoiseC
04-05-2007, 12:16 PM
Geeeez I feel like an old dinosaur, I still have only the one set of Boyes! But I have my first pair of Addi's that I'm addicted to...

and I've gone and lost all but the short circular part of the Boyes can you imagine, they're lost somewhere in some knitting projects so .... hmmmmm, these Knitpicks are sounding awfully tempting....

Are the Knitpicks as sleek and smooth as Addis?

Paws4Knitting
04-05-2007, 06:59 PM
What set did you order- I keep hearing how great they are- but am unsure how to put together a want and a must have list? Any ideas fello knitters? :??

losnana
04-06-2007, 08:17 AM
I ordered the set of KP Options for $59.99. They come with the case and you save over $10.00 from ordering them separately. I also ordered a size 2 in the longest length, either 36 or 40, I forget which, for doing socks on ML.

DoulaLyndsey
04-06-2007, 09:15 AM
I have the Denise needles and the KP Options and I've had the Boye needles. Since I got the KPO, I've hardly used my Denise needles. I :heart: :heart: :heart: the KPO!! I'm a tight knitter, so the nickel needles are perfect for me.

(The Boye needles were my least favorite, which is why I don't have them anymore, I sold them)

Braden
04-06-2007, 09:19 AM
I sold them

You made the right choice.

brendajos
04-06-2007, 10:09 AM
What set did you order- I keep hearing how great they are- but am unsure how to put together a want and a must have list? Any ideas fello knitters? :??

There is a set that it comes in already. You can buy extra pieces, which is what a lot of people bought initially just to see if they would like them. But it has the set already put together for you which is cheaper than buying pieces. I bought the set and then bought an extra set of points in sizes 4-9. I also bought extra cords.

I do most of my circular knitting on two sets of needles so that was why i bought them like that, and i don't use the bigger sets much.

hydeemarie
04-06-2007, 10:14 AM
I use Addi Turbo needles... i :heart: them because they are so fast... and slippery so the stitches slide off without even trying... hope this influences your decision.. of course i have not tried knitpicks but im sure they are the same if not better!! :muah:

brownishcoat
04-06-2007, 11:11 AM
I ordered the set of KP Options for $59.99. They come with the case and you save over $10.00 from ordering them separately. I also ordered a size 2 in the longest length, either 36 or 40, I forget which, for doing socks on ML.

The longest length in the classic circs is 32".

Knitting_Guy
04-06-2007, 02:17 PM
KPOs

losnana
04-06-2007, 10:09 PM
I ordered the set of KP Options for $59.99. They come with the case and you save over $10.00 from ordering them separately. I also ordered a size 2 in the longest length, either 36 or 40, I forget which, for doing socks on ML.

The longest length in the classic circs is 32".

Of course!! But that is long enough for ML.

carmabelle1191
04-07-2007, 09:06 AM
Do Addi Turbos have an interchangable set? I just love them, but for $20 a pair (at least at my LYS), I think I would rather get a set.
It also sounds like Knit Picks Options are better than Denises. Everyone agree on that? Because I think everyone has changed my mind on buying a set of Denises from my LYS and ordering a set of Options. Might have to just take a better look at those Denises though just to make sure.

jinty
04-07-2007, 10:13 AM
I bought the Denise. The cord where it joins the needle snapped on two of them. ( company were very quick at replacing the first one but I didn't bother to ask the second time) I found that if I was knitting with a high percentage of cotton the yarn "stuck" on the denise needles and I am a slack knitter :shrug: They were put in the bag and are at the back of the cupboard.

I now have Boyes and love them because they are metal and I can knit a lot faster with them.

I have never heard of options. Are they metal as well?

jinty

losnana
04-07-2007, 12:36 PM
Options are available only online from Knitpicks I think. They are metal and WONDERFUL!! I don't know whether they ship abroad though.

uplate6674
04-07-2007, 12:41 PM
I have the Boye Needle Master set and quite like it. I like metal needles for working in the round, and since I'm allergic to nickel, I can't use KP Options or Addis.