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11-12-2006, 10:08 PM
Okay, so I know that some needles are better than others. I have 'Prym/INOX' brand needles and they seem great. They are the less expensive brand that my LYS carries. I don't have any problems with them, I have made some nice things and they are affordable.

However, with my other hobbies I am a bit of a 'gear wh0re' as I call it with the sweetest gear etc. I would like to purchase some new needles, maybe an interchangable set...

I already have circular and dpns in 4mm, 5.5mm, 6mm and 7mm and 8mm plus straights in 5mm, 3.75mm and then two really big sizes, I forget what they are. (most are only 16" but some are 24" and one is 32"(the 8mm for a blanket))

I figure that an interchangable set would make it so I didn't need to keep buying different needles etc.

Can anyone point me towards some different options. perhaps some bamboo? maybe something else?

I want to try something new!! (and have an excuse for shopping!!!!)


11-12-2006, 11:22 PM
This post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2062) has anything and everything you ever would want to know about interchangeable needle sets. The ones discussed there are mostly the Boye Needlemaster and the Denise Interchangeables, but later on in the topic (although I've not looked) I'm sure there is more discussion about the new Knitpicks Options (http://www.knitpicks.com/needles/Needles_Options.aspx) interchangeable needles. I haven't used them but many many people here LOVE them.

I am not aware of any bamboo interchangeables. There are regular bamboo circs though, Clover is the one brand that comes to mind. Also, there are Addi Turbo needles which happen to be my favorite. They are metal and are very slick, but they are wonderful to work with and have a very flexible cord.

11-13-2006, 12:33 AM
If you are interested... there are bamboo interchangeable needle sets...
Webs (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1064-1070-1072/0/33/1513/) carries a set by Valley Yarns, and Plymouth (http://www.fabulousyarn.com/gift_bamboosisterkit.shtml)has their own set too. They aren't cheap, but I'm dreaming of a set some day. I'm sort of a gear wh0re myself...love all the booty that comes along with a hobby...especially stuff like totes and tools for carting my hobby to and from the family when I travel to visit rellies... :happydance: