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pauly81 09-20-2007 01:57 AM

knitting needles
Do you have a favorite type of knitting needles?...wood, metal, plastic, homeade, circular, DPN's

I love the bamboo but I realy ware them out. I want the needles I saw at at knit store that were from Africa. They were darkwood but the tops were light wood. They were very expensive.

Lieke 09-20-2007 02:11 AM

I prefer metal ones. They are nice and smooth and since I'm a rather tight knitter I need smooth needles. There are people who don't like the cold metalfeeling, but I just love that.

pauly81 09-20-2007 02:26 AM

I do like the sound of metal needles just clicking away

Luvmyrottnboy 09-20-2007 08:01 AM

I have LOTS of needles! I like different needles for different fibers but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Options, with Quicksilvers running a close second.

mwhite 09-20-2007 08:20 AM

I prefer the wooden/bamboo, but do use plastic and aluminum occasionally. Seems to me that the wooden/bamboo are easier on the hands and do help keep stitches from slipping off. I use single, dpns and circulars ALL the time!

ddincolo 09-20-2007 08:30 AM

I love Addi's.......metal circulars............crystal palace bamboo dps are good for favorite sock/hat dps are rosewood, but they were a fortune to buy............I do have some Brittany birchwood straight needles by rarely use straights anymore. Most important now is that I have written down on a card the needles I have so I don't keep rebuying the same ones over and over again!
I have different needles for different projects.......

kindermen 09-20-2007 09:35 AM

Check out the poll on the types of circular needles prefer.

kindermen 09-20-2007 09:38 AM

On the types of circular needles knitters prefer. Sorry I type faster than I think.

stirsmommy 09-20-2007 09:44 AM

I have options and I can't rave enough. I have not got the dpns though because I am afraid my stiches will slip off. The last time I used dpns I had to switch from metal to bamboo so that I had some grab. Knitpicks now have wooden tips but I am waiting for more natural tones.

suecq 09-20-2007 09:59 AM

It would be hard for me to say which I prefer, the OPtions or the Harmony. I'll keep them both and perhaps get rid of all my other needles. I have both in the DP's and prefer the Harmony there.

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