Originally Posted by GinnyG
BUT THE DENISE ARE NOT BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Denise have a quirky twist that holds the cable on and I often find that it fails. Besides the cable is too thick.
For the most part, I don't think that anything is better or worse...it boils down to preference.
I can't use boye...they have disappointed me beyond annoyance...but that doesn't mean they aren't perfect for someone else...
I like denise...but I do see its short comings....it doesn't do magic loop well...if you use the extender clips, you end up fight with your stitches over it...but they are smooth to knit with, haven't come undone for me (but maybe 2ce since I have gotten them) and they pretty much cover most needle sizes I have needed. (not withstanding a few odd ball projects) + they are airplane friendly, which can`t be said of many needles.
Globaltraveler said it right - if you design something to come apart, it's going to come apart
After that...it just boils down to what you can tolerate. I mean...these interchangeable ones are great for having all your needles in one place, and ready at hand for virtually any project. They are designed so that you don`t have to own 50 sets of cable needles in different sizes and length (which would have cost oodles more than any set)