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artsy1 03-29-2013 12:52 AM

boye cords
 
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Hi all, my motherinlaw gave me an old boye set of needles, is there anywhere i can order flexible cords for them? Here is what she gave me-

Jan in CA 03-29-2013 01:02 AM

Don't think so. Most interchangeables do not work together. You could use them for flat knitting maybe.

GrumpyGramma 03-29-2013 01:19 AM

Your photo looks as though you have the cables that go with the needles. Are you wanting different cables or do you need to get replacements because some are missing? http://www.simplicity.com/c-475-need...ent-parts.aspx

artsy1 03-29-2013 08:42 AM

yes, i have the cables, but good grief they are stiff!! was wondering if they are replaceable, i have my dreamz needles and love the cable!

GrumpyGramma 03-29-2013 11:36 AM

I just noticed you have Denise needles for sale. Yeah, their cables and Boye's... If they are special to you put them in a display case and admire them. They are pretty in a way. My Knitpicks cables and the ones I got from WEBs spoiled me for just about anything else.

LongShanks 03-31-2013 11:25 AM

With older Boye Needlemaster sets you have to be careful to determine if you have large screw connector or small screw connectors. There are/were adapters to go from small cable to large needles.

There is a group over on Ravelry that talks about converting to other manufactures cables or making your own.

I like the Boye needles and found that by gluing 2mm screws/bolt into the back of the needle heads they fit the Hiya Hiya cables very nicely. The HiyaHiya cables are very flexible.

amy 03-31-2013 01:31 PM

I have an old set of Boyes too, and yeah, they're stiff! I love the flexible cable of the KnitPicks Options set, and the Addi turbos, and the Denise set (even though they're thicker, they're very flexible!).

LongShanks, that is quite something about modifying your Boye needles to fit the Hiya Hiya!
How do the Hiya Hiya cables compare to the Knitpicks Options?

GrumpyGramma, which set from WEBS do you have? I have a bamboo set from a few years back from them, and the cables were horribly stiff. Do they have new cables on their own set, or is this another manufacturer that you bought from their store?

GrumpyGramma 03-31-2013 01:57 PM

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GrumpyGramma, which set from WEBS do you have? I have a bamboo set from a few years back from them, and the cables were horribly stiff. Do they have new cables on their own set, or is this another manufacturer that you bought from their store?
They're the Knit Picks clones, I think the brand is Knitters Pride? The only difference is the cables are black not purple. I use the needles and cables of both brands interchangeably.

amy 03-31-2013 02:05 PM

Ah yes, the Knitter's Pride set. Same manufacturer as the Knitpicks set. It's hard to match those cables!

GrumpyGramma 03-31-2013 02:11 PM

I have to get sock needles for 2@time and I'm trying to decide which ones. I like the taper on the Sunstrucks but think I'd prefer metal. Decisions and dilemmas, what's a knitter to do? LOL I wish they had a sock set of small needles, choose long cables for 2@time or short if you prefer 1@time. I've got 2 set of aluminum dpn for socks and it seems a reasonable way to get the circs too.


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