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Old 06-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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These are the fixed circulars. The rest are found in the interchangeables. They don't make a cord short enough to make a 16" and needles smaller than 3 make the join too tricky to do.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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I'm surprised. I guess the interchangeables are so popular that they don't offer others.

http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Addi_...dles-1408.html This site has Addis in all sizes. I'm sure some places has other brands, but when it comes to needles, I hate fighting a stiff cord or a poor join.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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Most interchangeables don't offer a cable to create a 16" because of needle length. A few have shorter needles so they have that option now. I bought them as fixed circs from KP, but I rarely use them anymore. I prefer magic loop so I don't have to change to another method when stitches are being decreased for things like hats and sleeves.

I also prefer longer cables for flat knitting and magic loop than Sue does. It does reqire a bit more moving of stitches, but less chance of the stitches falling off the ends at least for me.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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WOW Thank you everyone. You are so right, and I invested money in straight bamboo needles, but I swear, my new circulars are awsome. They are easier on my wrists and thumbs.

My only problem is, I don't find larger size needles, like 8, 9, 10 for circulars. Also does it matter then who long the wire is? What are the brands you find easiest??/ I love KnitPicks they have a thin wire. But I just bought the Denise exchangable needles, that wire is thicker and stiffer.

Anyways....thank you so much!!! My straight needles are moving from the bad to the box :-)))
Try Knitpicks.com. They sell all sizes of circulars.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:25 PM   #15
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As mentioned earlier, the fixed circs from knitpicks don't come in all sizes and lengths, however the interchangeables will fill in.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #16
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If circs are your needle of choice, I HIGHLY recommend getting an interchangeable set! I have the KP Options - nickel plated and am in love with them!

I know others have them also - if you do a search for Options, Interchangeables anything like that i know there are a number threads on them!
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