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Cia
09-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Yes I know there's a million threads on options, but if anything that'd mean they are worth discussing! Well I have finally letten my SO talk me in to letting him buy me some options. :woot::woohoo::inlove:

So this is my question: Since I will only get a few tips and a few cable lenghts I would love to know what sizes you all would recommend! And also which size is the most common with more delicate lace knitting (I'm trying to justify getting a pair of harmony tips:teehee:)?

I've been staring at the options for months now and yesterday I somehow mentioned them to my SO when I was talking on my adventures with 16" inflexible cable magic loop knitting. And he simply asked "which do you need?" and I honestly hadn't had a thought of asking him to get them for me, well he is a spoiler and has an irrational reasoning of his wallet being mine but that spending out of my wallet doesn't fall under the same principle... well it's difficult to say I mind, just I amn't used to getting things if it isn't my birth day or christmas... well enough bragging about my wonderful SO (and believe me I could brag about his perfection for days if someone would give me the time), please answer my questions... I know all projects call for diff needles, but there must be more or less frequent sizes.

Lady Violet
09-09-2007, 02:42 PM
i would definitely recommend getting a 7 or 8, probably a 7. i haven't done lace yet, so i'm not sure what size would be the most common. if you get a longer cable like 32" (or longer), you can use it for magic loop and will therefore be able to knit more projects with it.

dakatzmeow
09-09-2007, 09:35 PM
for finer projects like lace and/or socks, you will need sizes us 0-3, probably. those are only available as fixed circs, not the interchangables. if it's not out of your price range, i would suggest getting the options set, which will include a few cables, the binder to hold the whole set, plus needle tips in size 4-10 (maybe more, but that is off the top of my head.)
then if you want smaller than us4, you could get a couple of the circs in smaller sizes. they really don't cost that much.