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ajsgramma
12-09-2009, 03:05 PM
This isn't a which is better question - it's been done enough.
What I'm wondering is - does anyone have several different sets of needles that they could lay out needles of the same size side by side for a comparison picture. Preferably the exchangeable kinds.

After next week I'm going to have a set of Boye's, Denise, KA Switch & the small size Hiya-hiyas. In fixed needles I have one by ChiaoGoo, a Square KKable, and an acrylic by Yarn Bee(Hobby Lobby), as well as Clover & Bates. I like something about all of these & use them interchangeably.

I haven't ever seen the other popular needles (ones I haven't listed) in person. I'm just wondering how they compare side by side. Are Addi lace really that much pointier. What about needle length, etc.

I wish there was a direct comparison chart like seen on camera reviews detailing how each is the same & different.

While I'm at it, I'm trying to decide on a new HD camcorder & not having much better luck with my decisions. Any suggestions?
(((HUGS))), Verna

Jan in CA
12-09-2009, 03:28 PM
I only have Denise and Options, but I found a few links that have a comparison pics. It was quite interesting actually.
http://pickaknit.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/review-knitpicks-zephyr-options-needles/
http://curlypurly.blogspot.com/2006/07/knit-picks-vs-addi-head-to-head.html
http://jpmknitting.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/knit-picks-options-vs-addi-turbo/

ajsgramma
12-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Thanks Jan. That was a great help. :hug:

I've been meaning to ask you what part of So Cal are you in? I used to live in Mission Viejo before moving back to Texas. Sure miss Trader Joes & all the variety of shopping available. But, I'm loving the country so I guess it's an OK exchange.
(((HUGS))) Verna

Jan in CA
12-09-2009, 04:22 PM
Oh! Mission Viejo is right across the freeway. I live in Laguna Hills. :thumbsup:

luvmykid28
12-09-2009, 05:33 PM
Thanks Jan for that info. I have the Knit Pick :heart: and have always wonder about the real side by side comparisions.

ajsgramma
12-10-2009, 08:49 AM
Oh! Mission Viejo is right across the freeway. I live in Laguna Hills. :thumbsup:


It would have been nice to have someone around that knows knitting better than I do. Someone who understands the need to just try that yarn to see how it will look finished. Someone I wouldn't bore with my new pattern finds.:teehee:
(((HUGS)))Verna
I used to quilt with a friend named Jan but she moved to Julian.