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Old 01-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post

For me a flexible cable will compensate for a lot. There's nothing I find more annoying in a circular needle than trying to knit with the approximate equivalent of two sticks glued to a Slinky. Just about anything else I'll deal with -- even if grudgingly. Number two on the list is probably a smooth, well tapered join to the cable. nothing makes Magic Loop less fun than having to fight with the needle you're trying to get back into the stitches. (Of course only PART of that is the needle... most of it is the stitches. )

By the time I got to deciding which set to buy and when, the cable question was already settled and between Knit Picks and WEBs brands I could see no appreciable difference. I still have my fat cabled first set but it's not been used since I got what I consider grown up's needles.
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