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Old 04-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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too many sets of interchangeable?
I have, um, three sets of interchangeable needles:

Addiclicks (had those since 2010.)
KP nickle and the zephyr plastic ones

(This does not include my numerous straights, dozens of bamboo dpns from ebay or my set of KP sock needles!)

I'm eyeballing the Denise needles now. Me like colour!

Too much? .:O
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Well, that's probably what I have and I use them all. However, with those other three I wouldn't bother. I don't like Denise myself and never use mine.
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Can you tell me why you dislike Denise, please?
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I can't tell you why Jan doesn't like Denise, but I can tell you why I don't. The tips seem too blunt and are hard to work with; the stitches drag on the needles thanks to the resin of which they're made; the cables are fat and inflexible - forget magic loop - and I've had them break; the smaller size tips are too close to the size of the cables and it makes moving the stitches even more difficult. To me they're sort of like using fat kindergarten crayons. They were OK when I first learned to knit, they were my first set, but soon I was ready for big girl needles. Denise customer service was fantastic, they sent replacement pieces without any hassle but the needles were still a problem in the end. I got Knit Picks Options Sunstruck and them! I don't need another set because I need different needles, I want another set so I have more needles! Having two projects going with the same size needles and not needing to move the tips from one cable to another would be handy.

Some people love Denise needles and I'm sure they have excellent reasons. It's a matter of personal preference. I expect those who really love Denise are very loose knitters and don't notice the things I did. I've loosened up but even so, having used really flexible cables, I couldn't be happy with stiffer cables and blunter tips again.
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I never had them break, but I did have problems with the cables. The flexibility is fine for flat knitting, but in IMO ML is difficult. I prefer the small cables of KP, Hiya Hiya and the like. Also didn't care for resin.

All that said though there ARE people who do like them.
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I have denise interchangeables. I am a new knitter. I like them somewhat but I feel like they were a waste of money. I really wish I would have been able to try them before buying them. I am gonna go with KP's and see if I like them better.
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I've been looking at interchangeables this week and I have to admit that I didn't like the look of the Denise ones. My first thoughts were that they look fat and stubby, my second thought was that being resin they must be draggy against the yarn and I want something smooth. I think I've decided on Knit Picks Options Sunstruck, so I'm glad to read a good review from GG.
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Just so you know, Brenda... Sunstruck and the Harmony are the same thing in different colors. Both are laminated birch. So choice is yours regarding color.
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Just so you know, Brenda... Sunstruck and the Harmony are the same thing in different colors. Both are laminated birch. So choice is yours regarding color.
Yeah I thought they were the same. My new KP straight needles that I'm knitting with right now are the Harmony and as the Malabrigo wool is quite dark purple in places I've struggled a bit, depending on the light conditions, with the dark wool against the dark needles. So I thought the light coloured needles will be much better for all round knitting projects.
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