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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. 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 :-)))
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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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