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Waffle61 04-02-2012 03:08 PM

Circular needles
I was just wondering if any of you have preferences for brands of interchangeable circular needles? I have tried the Knit-picks and like them because they have a very flexible cord, but they come unscrewed easily. I would like to buy a nice set and just be done with it. Buying them one by one is getting expensive and I feel like I should just bite the bullet and do it, but want something that will have a flexible cord and will last.

JLonier 04-02-2012 03:18 PM

My knitpicks have never, ever come undone. Make sure you use a something that grips the needle when you tighten them. Like non skid shelf liner.

I own hiya hiya needles and denise needles and by far the knitpicks are the best.

suzeeq 04-02-2012 04:00 PM

The needles WEBS/ sells are similar to knit picks. As Jan says, if you use a rubber band or something to grip the base of the needle as you poke the key in the hole, that should keep them from coming apart.

Jan in CA 04-02-2012 07:04 PM

I use a piece of grippy shelf liner. I cut a bunch of them so I have them handy for me and to pass out at my knitting group. I've never had one come unscrewed. Make sure you only hold the metal when tightening..never the cord!

This kind of stuff -

suzeeq 04-02-2012 10:20 PM

Wrong.... I agree with you.

Everyone has a different preference and each of us need to try out different types to see what we like personally.

Jan in CA 04-03-2012 12:03 AM

I have a couple friends with Hiya Hiya and they love them. I think since you already have the KP needles that getting a grippy thing to tighten them with is a good idea first. If you still aren't happy then it's time to move on. :thumbsup:

Ingrid 04-03-2012 08:43 AM

I've never had an issue with my Addi interchangeables. I have mostly Addi fixed circs, too. I did have a set of the KnitPicks, and they are great to knit with, but cords broke just often enough to make me paranoid and I gave them to my daughter in law.

suzeeq 04-03-2012 11:22 AM

Can't magic link a name here....

I haven't tried hiya hiya needles. I was agreeing with what you said most people would disagree with - The correct answer is which set feels and works best for you.

That is absolutely the correct answer.

ArtLady1981 04-03-2012 01:11 PM

Your question is: what is "your preference"...not "what's the best buy", not "which set works best".

My "interchangeable" preference is Addi Clicks. I knit with them most of the time.

Recently purchased the new set of Addi Clicks Lace (with new long stalks), and use them for intricate stitches that need pointy tips.

I own these interchangeable sets:
1) Denise
2) Boye Needlemaster
3) Knit Picks Options, nickel set and Harmony set
4) Addi Clicks, regular set and lace set

So those are the interchangeable sets I've worked with extensively.

bambi 04-04-2012 10:59 AM

I've had KP options forever and like them but just bought a set of Addi Clicks and love them. The KP options cables and broken on me before and tho they send a replacement right away, it doesn't help if it ruins the current project.

Addis have a cool locking mechanism that doesn't require keys and the cables have zero memory!

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