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JudiToots
06-08-2009, 02:53 PM
I would like to purchase a kit of interchangeable needles. So I have done a cost and content comparison on Addi click, Knit Pick options, and Denise Interchangeables. While I have read that the cables on Knit Picks are vary better than others, I have come to the conclusion that the Denise needle kits are the best for value and content.

I know that everyone has their own likes and dislikes. I just thought that it would be nice to hear some opinions.

Thanks! :cool:

knitgal
06-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Here's a couple threads that have addressed this question before:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57276&highlight=interchangeable

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89069&highlight=interchangeable+needles

I have the Knitpicks needles and love them, but if I had the money I would probably buy the Addi Clicks!

FreeSpirit
06-08-2009, 05:24 PM
I would like to purchase a kit of interchangeable needles. So I have done a cost and content comparison on Addi click, Knit Pick options, and Denise Interchangeables. While I have read that the cables on Knit Picks are vary better than others, I have come to the conclusion that the Denise needle kits are the best for value and content.

I know that everyone has their own likes and dislikes. I just thought that it would be nice to hear some opinions.

Thanks! :cool:

I would love to buy some, but I have so many regular Addi's that it would be a waste of money.

jheatherley
06-08-2009, 07:20 PM
Yes, Denise is definitely my favorite. Had options, but they were not really to my liking and I sold them. More recently, I bought the KA Exchangeables. I like them a lot better than Options, but they still won't replace Denise in my affections.

Nanaof6
06-08-2009, 09:36 PM
I love my Knit Pick Interchangeable needles .
I like how flexible the cables are. No complaints here!

bambi
06-08-2009, 11:11 PM
Love my Knit Picks! I haven't tried the Denise, though.

Bambi

HollyP
06-09-2009, 08:17 PM
I adore my Options set! I have tried others but for me they are the best.

Ingrid
06-09-2009, 08:21 PM
I like the Options, too, but the cables have unscrewed and have pulled out.

I have the Addi Click (as a treat for myself) and I really love the way they go together so securely. I don't like that they have only 3 cables and don't have any available yet, and they are expensive. I'm an Addi(ct), so I have tons of those, too.

I guess I'm just a glutton. :shifty:

Mirl56
06-10-2009, 07:31 AM
I have Denise and am very happy w/them. Not the best cable for Magic Loop, but I've never ML'ed so that doesn't bother me. I like how you can connect the cables together for longer sizes, though I have also bought 40" and 52" cables. I've used Denise for curcular knitting w/2 cirs w/out problems.

I have several Knitpicks fixed circs and I do really love the cables on them. These are my favorite sock knitting needles. I have no experience w/their interchangable sets.

Craw
06-10-2009, 09:39 AM
One of the sets I really want is the Addi Click, even though it doesn't contain some US sizes, no extra cables, or needles, or anything. The other set is KA Bamboo Switch. They're both expensive but someday I will save up and get them. :)

globaltraveler
06-11-2009, 01:09 PM
The thing about it is, even though lots of people are just bound and determined that their favorites are the way to go, no one knits just like you do. Your favorite might be something I'd never be able to knit with, and vice versa. (For instance, I'm a metal girl through and through. I own a set of wood interchangeables, and hardly ever use them. I'm almost always on my nickel-plated needles, even on really slippery yarns. I cannot stand working with Denise, because the resin feel of them drives me crazy. Yet that's the exact opposite for other knitters who can't stand working with metal and always want to use either plastic or wood.) The important thing is that you try them to see what works for YOU.

Find a bunch of friendly knitters with all kinds of needles who are willing to let you try them out and do some knitting on all kinds of needles. You'll very quickly figure out what works for YOU.

ceilidhdog
06-13-2009, 10:14 AM
I have both the Knit Picks Options and the Denise. I like the Knit Picks better for knitting but have had a couple of problems. The cable pulled out from the screw on piece but I was able to get it back together with some needlenose pliers. One of the #4 needles that came with the set had a faulty screw on wouldn't stay on the cable. Having gotten over my issues, I use them for everything, including magic loop.

Jan in CA
06-13-2009, 11:20 AM
The thing about it is, even though lots of people are just bound and determined that their favorites are the way to go, no one knits just like you do.

Exactly. That being said...

I have Denise and I don't care for them and haven't used them since I got my Options. I like Addis, but I think the Addi Clicks are way overpriced for what you get, plus I don't honestly see much difference between them and Options.

I have never had an Option needle come unscrewed. I use a small piece of rubber shelf liner (http://www.organize-it-online.com/itm_gripit.html) to tighten and loosen. I've had one needle pull loose from the cable and my DH hot glued it back in and it's been fine since. KP had great customer service, too.

I would like to say also that I don't think it's a quality control issue with KP needles. It's the sheer volume of needles/sets sold. You're bound to have some issues.

Kinnexa
06-15-2009, 01:26 AM
I just bought a couple of Knitpicks Harmony tips and cables, and I love them! The cables are by far the best I've ever worked with - all the others I have kink something awful, even Addis, and it's a pain to keep dipping them in the teakettle. Plus I've decided I don't care for metal needles or dull tips, so the pointy wooden ones suit me fine. I think it's a matter of playing around with a lot of needles and finding out what you like.