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redheadrachel
06-04-2007, 01:44 PM
Hey everyone! Does any have the Knitpicks Options set? I am really getting into knitting and want to start doing a lot of cool stuff like hats and socks, and I definitely want to do the Magic Loop knitting. I kind of want to treat myself to a nice set of something like Knitpicks Options, and so I'm wondering whether people who have this set really like it. Is there another set similar to this which might be better, or is the Options set good?

Please share comments. :D

Momto G B and H
06-04-2007, 02:13 PM
There's a stickied thread at the top that discusses this issue. I love my Options though.

redheadrachel
06-04-2007, 02:14 PM
Oh, sorry. I looked . . . where can I find it at? :oo:

Edit: Ahh, that'd be an interchangeable needle set. Sorry, friends. :D

Stonington
06-04-2007, 02:15 PM
Hey everyone! Does any have the Knitpicks Options set? I am really getting into knitting and want to start doing a lot of cool stuff like hats and socks, and I definitely want to do the Magic Loop knitting. I kind of want to treat myself to a nice set of something like Knitpicks Options, and so I'm wondering whether people who have this set really like it. Is there another set similar to this which might be better, or is the Options set good?

Please share comments. :D

Rachel,
I have had my set for 2 weeks and love them:heart:the connection is smooth--the needles comfortable to work with, the cords are fantastic :woot:almost as if they were not even there.
for more info see this topic above:
Sticky: Poll: NEW! Interchangeable Needle Sets- Poll and comments! (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276) (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/images/ca_serenity_purple/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276) 2 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=2) 3 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=3) 4 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=4) 5 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=5) ... Last Page (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=9))


anne

aylaanne
06-04-2007, 04:19 PM
One thing I want to mention (and I did this in another thread too) is that you don't have to buy the whole set to try it out. Spend $15, get a cable and a set of tips, and decide from there if you want to get the whole thing. Worst case? You end up with duplicate tips and cables (oh so sad!).

ah
06-05-2007, 01:30 AM
How do Options compare to Addis?

Stonington
06-05-2007, 08:24 AM
Rachel,
I have had my set for 2 weeks and love them:heart:the connection is smooth--the needles comfortable to work with, the cords are fantastic :woot:almost as if they were not even there.
for more info see this topic above:
Sticky: Poll: NEW! Interchangeable Needle Sets- Poll and comments! (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276) (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/images/ca_serenity_purple/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276)2 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=2)3 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=3)4 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=4)5 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=5) ... Last Page (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&page=9))


anne

How do Options compare to Addis?
AH if you click on the link above there are some comparisons that might help.
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anne

brownishcoat
06-05-2007, 10:37 AM
One thing I want to mention (and I did this in another thread too) is that you don't have to buy the whole set to try it out. Spend $15, get a cable and a set of tips, and decide from there if you want to get the whole thing. Worst case? You end up with duplicate tips and cables (oh so sad!).


If you order a cable length that doesn't come with the set (set includes 24" and 32" cable sets), you don't have to worry about duplicate cable sets. Also, if you use the larger needle sizes frequently, the 13-15-17 don't come as part of the set, so no duplicates for ordering those either.

The best duplicate size to order would be the size 4, because it can always be used as the left needle when knitting in the round.

dakatzmeow
06-05-2007, 11:45 AM
i simply adore my options. i went for broke and ordered the whole set, including the binder right off the bat. i've never regretted it. i have extra cables and the 13, 15, 17 tips as well as the 0-3 classics that are permanently joined (too fragile to be interchangable). they are wonderful!

kemp
06-05-2007, 12:33 PM
No matter which interchangeable set you choose they are worth the investment. Lots less expensive in the long run than buying a bunch of individual circs. I have two sets of the Denise and love them!

Mommy22alyns
06-05-2007, 04:08 PM
Best. needles. ever!!! :woohoo:

knottyknitter
06-05-2007, 06:08 PM
KP Options are the best needles I've ever worked with. I taught myself magic loop using the options. The cord is so flexible and the yarn slides easily even for tight knitters like my dd.
Worth the investment!!
I have the boyd set that I keep in my car so if someone shows up to our knitting group I have needles to teach them the basics with.

RMB
06-05-2007, 06:28 PM
I have to agree the options are really nice. After much lurking around this site and seeing all the positive comments made about the options set I took the plunge and ordered them. I haven't any regrets since I did! Plus, when you go to the LYS for the first time after having them and you do not have to add the expense of needles for your next project...it really makes it all worth the agony of trying decide...should I or shouldn't I :??...I say go for it!!

Rhonda

LindaB2603
06-06-2007, 03:10 PM
I LOVE the smoothness of these needles but find I have to stop and twist the needles to get better connected frequently. Does anyone else have this problem or am I missing something?

Thank you!

Stonington
06-06-2007, 03:16 PM
I LOVE the smoothness of these needles but find I have to stop and twist the needles to get better connected frequently. Does anyone else have this problem or am I missing something?

Thank you!

Linda,
I have had mine a couple weeks.. (and :heart: them!) I use them each evening after work for a few hours and have not had them loosen at all. Do you use the tightening tool that come in the kit? It really seems to secure the cord to the needle.

anne
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