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N0obKnitter 04-11-2013 10:35 AM

Your favourite needles?
 
Currently mine are the cheapo bamboo dpns I bought on ebay.


You?

Jan in CA 04-11-2013 01:27 PM

Knitpicks Options nickel plated sizes 5-8.

ad2knit 04-11-2013 02:20 PM

Neither yet :( I'm still trying to find knitting needles suitable for me. Oh and I HATE dpns! They triggered my problem in the first place!

N0obKnitter 04-11-2013 03:51 PM

I hated dpns when I was a novice, too. Now I love them!

Also, I bought a bunch of 13" straight bamboo needles from the same eBayer for $15. Sizes 0-15!

Jan in CA 04-11-2013 05:17 PM

I only use DPNs when I'm making something very small diameter. Like a zebra head. :teehee:

DavidSydney63 04-11-2013 05:45 PM

The ones I'm using at the time ...

Paulaque 04-11-2013 09:00 PM

I love my cheapo bamboo circs that I got from Ebay, Noob, they are awesome! I was thinking of buying the dpns, too, but wasn't sure, now I will buy them!

N0obKnitter 04-11-2013 09:02 PM

I've looked at those several times...are the cords or joins poopy or ok?

N0obKnitter 04-11-2013 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1374427)
I only use DPNs when I'm making something very small diameter. Like a zebra head. :teehee:

Turns out I actually hate magic loop...I knit hats and socks and other round things on dpns (I need to try knitting sweaters - it's my Final Frontier! "

Paulaque 04-11-2013 09:06 PM

the cords are made of plastic tubing, and they have very smooth joins between the tubing and the needle, and if you need longer cords, do what I do, I went to the auto parts store, and for less than $15 I bought enough of each size to make my cords longer. The only problem I ever had was the cord slipping off the needles, but I fixed that quick with a drop of hot glue on the end of the needle, then when I want to change cords to the longer ones, I just use the hair dryer to heat the end, pull off the cord, put the new one on while it is still warm, and walla!


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