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Old 04-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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too many sets of interchangeable?
I have, um, three sets of interchangeable needles:

Addiclicks (had those since 2010.)
KP nickle and the zephyr plastic ones

(This does not include my numerous straights, dozens of bamboo dpns from ebay or my set of KP sock needles!)

I'm eyeballing the Denise needles now. Me like colour!

Too much? .:O
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Well, that's probably what I have and I use them all. However, with those other three I wouldn't bother. I don't like Denise myself and never use mine.
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Can you tell me why you dislike Denise, please?
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I can't tell you why Jan doesn't like Denise, but I can tell you why I don't. The tips seem too blunt and are hard to work with; the stitches drag on the needles thanks to the resin of which they're made; the cables are fat and inflexible - forget magic loop - and I've had them break; the smaller size tips are too close to the size of the cables and it makes moving the stitches even more difficult. To me they're sort of like using fat kindergarten crayons. They were OK when I first learned to knit, they were my first set, but soon I was ready for big girl needles. Denise customer service was fantastic, they sent replacement pieces without any hassle but the needles were still a problem in the end. I got Knit Picks Options Sunstruck and them! I don't need another set because I need different needles, I want another set so I have more needles! Having two projects going with the same size needles and not needing to move the tips from one cable to another would be handy.

Some people love Denise needles and I'm sure they have excellent reasons. It's a matter of personal preference. I expect those who really love Denise are very loose knitters and don't notice the things I did. I've loosened up but even so, having used really flexible cables, I couldn't be happy with stiffer cables and blunter tips again.
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I never had them break, but I did have problems with the cables. The flexibility is fine for flat knitting, but in IMO ML is difficult. I prefer the small cables of KP, Hiya Hiya and the like. Also didn't care for resin.

All that said though there ARE people who do like them.
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Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
I have, um, three sets of interchangeable needles:

Addiclicks (had those since 2010.)
KP nickle and the zephyr plastic ones

(This does not include my numerous straights, dozens of bamboo dpns from ebay or my set of KP sock needles!)

I'm eyeballing the Denise needles now. Me like colour!

Too much? .:O
I'd have to say that just as there's no such thing as too much yarn, there's no such thing as too many needles.
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I have two sets of Denise needles, and love them. I also have a set of Boye interchangeables, and use them if the pattern calls for a needle size which is not part of my Denise sets. I prefer the Denise needles, though, because I have arthritis, and the Denise needles are very easy for me to put together.

I also use plenty of straights and dpns and fixed circular needles. I have all kinds, and usually try about 3 or 4 different kinds with each new yarn I work with. Yarns are so varied, and they require different kinds of needles when knitting with them.

So, I think you should just enjoy buying all the needles you want!
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It occurred to me that I don't get manicures or go to hair salons. Heck, I don't wear makeup, either. Also, my husband has 235534543323 tools, some for cycling. Tools are useful, right?

Kinda like how when my mom quit smoking, she had more $ to buy craft stuff. :-)
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Exactly! My DH does ceramics, sails, woodworking, etc. He knows the importance of tools and rarely says anything when I ask. I think you should get whatever type of needle you want. There does seem to be a market for all of them even ones I don't care for myself so you may love them.

Don't forget that KH has Denise and soon the Webs ones so support them if you can.
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