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Old 09-12-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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New interchangeable needles...
These appear to be almost identical to Knitpicks Interchangeables. The biggest difference I see is the cable is black, they have a size on the metal part and the wood ones have a different color for each size.

I really like the size marking and the different color for each tip. Going to wait a bit till we see how they are, but I'm interested.

http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseac...-F7D7B40FB4A0/

http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseac...een=3118005352
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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The price is good, but I don't know about the cables. My KP cables have a memory and are very sturdy. They don't kink like Addys. Guess I'm spoiled on mine. And do they have the great customer service KP has? That makes a big difference.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:46 AM   #3
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I think you mean that the KP cables do NOT have memory...that means they don't stay in that annoying spiral. I don't know about Webs, nor do I know about their customer service. I want to buy the trial size and see what I think first.

The love my KP nickel plated needles and I do like the harmony ones, but the size on the side and the solid color would is appealing enough for me to seriously think about the wood at least enough to try.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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I dunno. I was thought it was nice to see another option for needles from a reputable, known store.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:26 PM   #5
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When I was in Atlanta, I visited a reputable yarn store there and was told that there would be a new version of KnitPicks coming out. She then clarified by saying that they weren't actually KP's but that they were. They were the same shape, same cable material but with some minor aesthetic changes because of a lawsuit from KP about them. Apparently, from what she told me, they're produced in the same factory or same company. But she didn't tell me when they'd be coming out... *shrugs* I don't know if this is the same set or not, but it would stand to reason that it could be.
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Thanks for the link. I really like those. I think I read that knitPro and Knitpicks are made from the same company. If that's true, anyone who likes knitpicks needles should like these. I personally love the different colored wood ones.
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I bet my stash that they are the same needle with the exception those few aesthetic differences!
I like WEBS version, too, however IMHO...KnitPicks is still the company to deal with because of their excellent customer service. I'm not knocking WEBS, but you just cannot beat KnitPicks for taking care of even the smallest issues that arise...and they take care of your issue immediately, no questions asked, no fuss, no muss!

Is WEBS gonna send you a replacement cable? Or replace any 1 piece of your set? They might take back the entire set...but I don't think they're set up to deal with "parts" issues. It's all or nothing.

In my book, KnitPicks rocks!
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