I was just wondering if any of you have preferences for brands of interchangeable circular needles? I have tried the Knit-picks and like them because they have a very flexible cord, but they come unscrewed easily. I would like to buy a nice set and just be done with it. Buying them one by one is getting expensive and I feel like I should just bite the bullet and do it, but want something that will have a flexible cord and will last.
The needles WEBS/yarn.com sells are similar to knit picks. As Jan says, if you use a rubber band or something to grip the base of the needle as you poke the key in the hole, that should keep them from coming apart.
sue- knitting heretic
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I use a piece of grippy shelf liner. I cut a bunch of them so I have them handy for me and to pass out at my knitting group. I've never had one come unscrewed. Make sure you only hold the metal when tightening..never the cord!
I have a couple friends with Hiya Hiya and they love them. I think since you already have the KP needles that getting a grippy thing to tighten them with is a good idea first. If you still aren't happy then it's time to move on.
I've never had an issue with my Addi interchangeables. I have mostly Addi fixed circs, too. I did have a set of the KnitPicks, and they are great to knit with, but cords broke just often enough to make me paranoid and I gave them to my daughter in law.
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I've had KP options forever and like them but just bought a set of Addi Clicks and love them. The KP options cables and broken on me before and tho they send a replacement right away, it doesn't help if it ruins the current project.
Addis have a cool locking mechanism that doesn't require keys and the cables have zero memory!