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Old 02-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #11
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I'm partial to the KnitPicks Options.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:36 AM   #12
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I've tried the Harmony wood needles and they're great, and the Zephyr acrylic ones are sharper than most of the other needles out there.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:56 AM   #13
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I can tell you that I absolutely love my knitpicks options. I have been wanting to try out the harmonies since I love the options so much. Either way, they are extrmely good quality needles. If you go with the circulars, you will find that the cable is far more flexable than other circulars. But this is just my little opinion.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:24 PM   #14
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I love my Knitpicks Options! I'm considering buying a set of Harmonies as well just to have them when I want a needle less slick.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:31 PM   #15
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I keep looking at the Knitpicks website and see the term "Options" used on all three of their needles, Harmony, Nickel plated, and Acrylics. So, if you don't mind, which do you mean when you say "Options" needles?
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When I say options, I mean the nickel plated needles. They're good for when you want a really slick surface to knit with, and they have excellent points. Nice and sharp.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #17
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I also recommend the Knit Picks Options needle. I ordered the Try It pack of all three types, One pair of Harmony needles, One pair of the Zephyer needles and the Nickle plated needles for circular knitting in the try it pack you get 3 sets of needles and 2 different length cords. As I get paid again , I will be ordering some more tips of the Harmony and Nickle plated one. The Zephyers tend to have the very tip of the needle breaks when I use them
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The nickel plated were the first ones so many people call them the Options, even though the whole line is named that.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:42 PM   #19
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Thanks so much for the clarification, everyone! I would love to jump in with both feet and order the complete set of Harmony Interchangeables but...I've shown a nasty habit of shelling out $$$ when first starting with a new hobby and later finding those impulsive purchases really don't meet my needs. So, for the time being, the Harmony set is on my Wish List, and I'll start by first trying some bamboo needles. Many thanks again for all the great input!
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:57 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by okckwilter View Post
I keep looking at the Knitpicks website and see the term "Options" used on all three of their needles, Harmony, Nickel plated, and Acrylics. So, if you don't mind, which do you mean when you say "Options" needles?
Actually, OPTIONS is the 'type' of interchangeable circular.
However, KP OPTIONS are now available in 3 materials: NP, HARMONY, ZEPHYR.

Here is their ADVERTISEMENT banner here at KH:


Because NP (nickel plated) was the very first OPTIONS available, a lot of people use
the term OPTIONS when they really mean OPTIONS NP, nickel plated.

I've got full sets of NP and Harmony. Well worth the investment.

I have 3 sizes in the Zephyr acrylic, however I didn't invest in more. They perform much like the Harmony's do but they are much more affordable for someone entering the world of interchangeables. I recommend Zephyr's to anyone needing to spend as little cash as possible.

But if cash is not a problem...my first recommendation would be the Harmony's. They knit fast, warm, and not too slippery. I'm a fast knitter, usually preferring Addi Turbos/Clicks and Signature (circular) Needles...but I can get a lot of speed out of the Harmony's just fine. They are nice when I need a needle that isn't a sharp as the Signature Stilettos, and not as round as the Addi Turbo/Clicks.

I use Harmony's more than I thought I would! It is a great needle! I'm still amazed at the affordable price of all 3 (NP, Harmony, Zephyr) of the KnitPicks Options interchangeables!

I don't know how they do it!
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