Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
artsy1
Ribbing the Cuff
 
artsy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 75
Thanks: 35
Thanked 23 Times in 19 Posts
boye cords
Hi all, my motherinlaw gave me an old boye set of needles, is there anywhere i can order flexible cords for them? Here is what she gave me-
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1080222.JPG
Views:	164
Size:	141.0 KB
ID:	56531  
__________________
Robin
thanks to continental knitting, this crocheter is now addicted to knitting!
a needle gourmet....gotta try em all!
artsy1 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,291
Thanks: 1,677
Thanked 8,782 Times in 7,145 Posts
Don't think so. Most interchangeables do not work together. You could use them for flat knitting maybe.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
GrumpyGramma
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,075
Thanks: 2,041
Thanked 3,196 Times in 2,697 Posts
Your photo looks as though you have the cables that go with the needles. Are you wanting different cables or do you need to get replacements because some are missing? http://www.simplicity.com/c-475-need...ent-parts.aspx
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
artsy1
Ribbing the Cuff
 
artsy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 75
Thanks: 35
Thanked 23 Times in 19 Posts
yes, i have the cables, but good grief they are stiff!! was wondering if they are replaceable, i have my dreamz needles and love the cable!
__________________
Robin
thanks to continental knitting, this crocheter is now addicted to knitting!
a needle gourmet....gotta try em all!
artsy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
GrumpyGramma
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,075
Thanks: 2,041
Thanked 3,196 Times in 2,697 Posts
I just noticed you have Denise needles for sale. Yeah, their cables and Boye's... If they are special to you put them in a display case and admire them. They are pretty in a way. My Knitpicks cables and the ones I got from WEBs spoiled me for just about anything else.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #6
LongShanks
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 37
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
With older Boye Needlemaster sets you have to be careful to determine if you have large screw connector or small screw connectors. There are/were adapters to go from small cable to large needles.

There is a group over on Ravelry that talks about converting to other manufactures cables or making your own.

I like the Boye needles and found that by gluing 2mm screws/bolt into the back of the needle heads they fit the Hiya Hiya cables very nicely. The HiyaHiya cables are very flexible.
__________________

Hear Hooves think horses.
LongShanks is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LongShanks For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (04-02-2013)
Old 03-31-2013, 01:31 PM   #7
amy
Administrator
Site Admin
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,783
Thanks: 348
Thanked 752 Times in 157 Posts
I have an old set of Boyes too, and yeah, they're stiff! I love the flexible cable of the KnitPicks Options set, and the Addi turbos, and the Denise set (even though they're thicker, they're very flexible!).

LongShanks, that is quite something about modifying your Boye needles to fit the Hiya Hiya!
How do the Hiya Hiya cables compare to the Knitpicks Options?

GrumpyGramma, which set from WEBS do you have? I have a bamboo set from a few years back from them, and the cables were horribly stiff. Do they have new cables on their own set, or is this another manufacturer that you bought from their store?
__________________
~Amy
KnittingHelp Queen Bee


‎"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
Martha Graham
amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:57 PM   #8
GrumpyGramma
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,075
Thanks: 2,041
Thanked 3,196 Times in 2,697 Posts
Quote:
GrumpyGramma, which set from WEBS do you have? I have a bamboo set from a few years back from them, and the cables were horribly stiff. Do they have new cables on their own set, or is this another manufacturer that you bought from their store?
They're the Knit Picks clones, I think the brand is Knitters Pride? The only difference is the cables are black not purple. I use the needles and cables of both brands interchangeably.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (04-02-2013)
Old 03-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
amy
Administrator
Site Admin
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,783
Thanks: 348
Thanked 752 Times in 157 Posts
Ah yes, the Knitter's Pride set. Same manufacturer as the Knitpicks set. It's hard to match those cables!
__________________
~Amy
KnittingHelp Queen Bee


‎"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
Martha Graham
amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 02:11 PM   #10
GrumpyGramma
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,075
Thanks: 2,041
Thanked 3,196 Times in 2,697 Posts
I have to get sock needles for 2@time and I'm trying to decide which ones. I like the taper on the Sunstrucks but think I'd prefer metal. Decisions and dilemmas, what's a knitter to do? LOL I wish they had a sock set of small needles, choose long cables for 2@time or short if you prefer 1@time. I've got 2 set of aluminum dpn for socks and it seems a reasonable way to get the circs too.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love-Hate I-Cords? RoseFairy General Knitting 17 04-19-2011 08:31 PM
I cords- are they structural/necessary? LadyIanna How-to Questions 6 08-17-2009 12:00 AM
Built-in i cords Carol How-to Questions 6 01-16-2008 12:19 AM
SOLD --- Denise set PLUS 2 long cords Tar Heel Knitter Buy/Sell/Swap 5 02-09-2007 04:08 PM
I-cords Murron How-to Questions 4 04-07-2006 05:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:11 AM.