Originally Posted by Egeria
And where do you get bamboo circular needles and dpns?! I can't find any here in Dublin!
Well, I don't know where you would get them in Dublin, but the brands that I know of are: Clover, Crystal Palace (many consider these nicer than Clover), and Addi Natura (like Addi turbos, but in bamboo! I've never tried these, but I'd like to - the Clover and Crystal Palace cables are fairly stiff and annoying).
Oh yeah, Plymouth (are they also called Sisters, or is that another company?) makes a Bamboo Circular set, like Denise plastic sets or Boye metal sets onyl there are fewer sizes: "Have needles, will travel! Pocket-sized circular needle set only 3.25 x 5.5"
Interchangeable circular needle set includes cords for 18, 24, 32, 40" and shafts for sizes US 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10." Pricier than the Denise or Boye.
Has anyone had any experience with Crystal Palace Circulars, the Addi Naturas or the interchangeable sets? I'd love feedback.
My 2 cents is that the cables of the Clover circulars are a little stiff for my liking. I don't have Crystal circs. I have one Plymouth circ which I don't like because of the 'join' where the cable meets the needle, there is a knobby bump that catches yarn - the wood is fine tho.
I think Clover dpns are fine, but my Crystal Palace dpns seem slicker. I have single point needles by Brittany, which I love - I'm thinking of getting future dpns by them.