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Mommy22alyns
05-03-2007, 11:24 AM
I have the Options set and love them, so I don't need another set of circs. However, the shortcomings of the Options set have been pointed out, and I'm going to need some 16" circs for doing the necklines of several projects. So what would be the next best ones? They'll also be for sizes above 3, so the classics from KP are not going to help either.

Chel
05-03-2007, 11:25 AM
Personally I like Addis because of the nice flexible cord and the smooth join.

Jax3303
05-03-2007, 11:27 AM
I :heart: LOVE my addi turbos. 12" and 16" circs ....

sara_jayne
05-03-2007, 11:29 AM
I'll add a 3rd vote for Addi Turbos! :cheering:

Stonington
05-03-2007, 11:31 AM
I have the Options set and love them, so I don't need another set of circs. However, the shortcomings of the Options set have been pointed out, and I'm going to need some 16" circs for doing the necklines of several projects. So what would be the next best ones? They'll also be for sizes above 3, so the classics from KP are not going to help either.

I have this set and use it all the time :heart: . Plymouth Circulars (http://knittersreview.com/article_tool.asp?article=/review/product/060309_a.asp) I have been waffling on the Options set. :teehee:
anne
PS :oops: I did not read very well did I? lol you are not looking for a set. sorry.

dreamsherl
05-03-2007, 11:44 AM
Addi's get my vote! :heart: :cheering:

Yarn Doc
05-03-2007, 12:15 PM
I'd have to go with Addi Turbos too.

Jan in CA
05-03-2007, 12:18 PM
Addi Turbos! They don't come in sets, but I plan on using them for filling in those sizes that Options don't have...primarily 16 in cords.

meearnol
05-03-2007, 12:30 PM
Addi Turbos, all the way! I love love love mine.

nadja la claire
05-03-2007, 01:44 PM
Addis: Love the needles HATE the price. My 16's set me back over $16. I felt soooooooooooooo ripped-off, I mean the needles are good but jeez.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

mwedzi
05-03-2007, 02:13 PM
Addis: Love the needles HATE the price. My 16's set me back over $16. I felt soooooooooooooo ripped-off, I mean the needles are good but jeez.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

Me, too. I have one pair of Addis and they are nice, but I'm not sure if they're that nice. You can get them a little cheaper off of Ebay. Do you like wood needles? I like Crystal Palace circs, but some people don't like their join. I think someone made a set of shorter Options needles by buying dedicated tips and cords, cutting the cords to the desired length, and then gluing them into the tips.

brownishcoat
05-03-2007, 02:24 PM
I would order a longer cable set (40-47-60") and use the Magic Loop (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/) technique for necklines, etc.

If I can't knit it with my KP Options/classic circs, I don't! :teehee:

hydeemarie
05-03-2007, 04:11 PM
I have to say Addi Turbos! Even though they are expensive, they are extremely worth it if you like SPEEDY knitting! They are very nice!

carmabelle1191
05-03-2007, 05:12 PM
Addis: Love the needles HATE the price. My 16's set me back over $16. I felt soooooooooooooo ripped-off, I mean the needles are good but jeez.
Mine cost $21! I love the Addis, but they are just so expensive! :wall:

nadja la claire
05-03-2007, 05:20 PM
Addis: Love the needles HATE the price. My 16's set me back over $16. I felt soooooooooooooo ripped-off, I mean the needles are good but jeez.
Mine cost $21! I love the Addis, but they are just so expensive! :wall:

:shock: :passedout:

Maybe we can get a KH letter going to KP, asking them to Pleeeeeeeease make a 16" cable and maybe add some more tip sizes to the interchangeable set.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

Mommy22alyns
05-03-2007, 08:13 PM
Maybe we can get a KH letter going to KP, asking them to Pleeeeeeeease make a 16" cable and maybe add some more tip sizes to the interchangeable set.



Go for it, everyone! I sent them an email earlier today asking the very same thing. Purl Power! 8)

Jan in CA
05-03-2007, 09:35 PM
A lot of people have already sent the letter. The problem is the needle length and it doesn't sound like they are planning on making them shorter for the set so they can get in a 16 in. Maybe they will consider making more sizes for the singles though.

m448
05-03-2007, 11:59 PM
if you buy from here:

http://kangaroo.uk.com/catalogue/needle_detail.php?stId=129&tId=17

you can get the 16" addis for about $7.50 USD and the shipping is minimal plus fast.

Ingrid
05-04-2007, 07:53 AM
Obviously you don't need another vote for Addi's, but when you consider that you'll have them for years and they're guaranteed for life, the price makes them worthwhile.

jeanius80
05-04-2007, 12:37 PM
i like the susan bates quicksilver needles. they knit quick, and i haven't had a problem with the join. i use the 16" allllll the time, i don't like DPNs and magic loop seems too fiddly. they are less than $6, and readily available.

Braden
05-04-2007, 07:17 PM
I agree, Addis. In fact, before I got my Options, I didn't even need the set, I had enough Addis.

Mommy22alyns
05-05-2007, 10:08 AM
A lot of people have already sent the letter. The problem is the needle length and it doesn't sound like they are planning on making them shorter for the set so they can get in a 16 in. Maybe they will consider making more sizes for the singles though.


Yep... I got that very response yesterday. :verysad:

Braden
05-06-2007, 09:52 AM
I e-mailed Knit Picks, and they said they are going to expand the sizes in the 16" fixed circulars like they did the DPN's. They said the needle tips were too long to make a shorter cable.

Doublereeder2
05-06-2007, 10:33 AM
You don't need another vote for Addis, but here it is anyway! :heart: :heart: :heart: