View Full Version : Needle recommendations

07-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Hi All,
I am knitting a baby blanket for a co-worker. It's a pretty pattern recommended by a friend (Soft as a Cloud Baby Blanket), very easy to do. Except, I have to use circular needles and that's where I am running into problems.:help:

#1 the needle and cord separated...easy to fix with super glue (using bamboo needles)

#2 noticed that when the needle is in the right hand I tend to bend the cord where it meets needle and the edge of the needle seems to be cutting the cord

I am working on changing the way I hold the needles (when I remember)

Can anyone recommend other needles? I know about the Addi, but are there less expensive needles out there that may work better?:??

In case I forget to say it . You ROCK!!! I have learned so much by just reading the post. Thank you All.

07-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Clover's may not have this problem, or you may like metal boye or susan bates needles which have a curved part between the needle and the cord. If yours are the ones that have tubing for the cord instead of a thinner plastic one, just about any other type may work better for you.

07-06-2009, 06:23 PM
Because this topic has come up so many times (in fact, we really should have some of the needle discussion threads pinned to the forum IMO), here's a plethora of past threads that may help: