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Old 10-14-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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Cable Needles
Ok I officially don't like the little metal cable needles. Is there anywhere to find bamboo cable needles? The ones I've seen on the videos on this site are just smaller DPNs? Ideas?

I'm about to go buy some dowels and make some.. ggrr
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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I made mine out of dowels and they work great! Go for it!
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jjminarcik View Post
I made mine out of dowels and they work great! Go for it!
Me too! And if I lose it, it's so cheap and easy to replace, I don't worry about it. Mine works great!
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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Sure there are bamboo circulars. Wal-Mart even has their own now (I'm using one of them as we speak. The joins are a little bumpy, but at $2.44 the price was right and I have plenty of teflon tape.) Jo-Ann's and Michaels both sell Takumi bamboo circs in a variety of sizes.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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I know what you mean!-- the metal hook style is so awkward. I LOVE my wooden ones-- they're straight, which looks like the stitches would fall off, but lo and behold, the geniuses behind them put wooden grooves in and they work BEAUTIFULLY. Patternworks.com sells them, and knitpicks.com is going to have them in their new Harmony line.
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Here's the link to the ones Patternworks carries: http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/300027.htm
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And here's the link to the Harmony ones: http://www.knitpicks.com/+Harmony+Wo...s_ND90347.html
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Not circular needles, Becky, she means the short ones you hold your stitches on while making cables.

And you can use about anything for a cable needle - pencil, chopsticks, skewers, make your own out of a dowel...
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Have you tried cabling without a needle? I find it easier, and my cables come out nicer too Its really not as hard as it sounds!!
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Thanks britty! Yes those are the ones I'm talking about.. not Circs

How do you cable without a cable needle Suzeeq?
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