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Old 05-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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Boye cables including the interchangeables are known to be hard to work with. They aren't bad for flat knitting, but almost impossible for some circular knitting like magic loop.

Knitting Help sells Knitter's Pride sets that are great and the cables are flexible. They also sell Denise, but I'd recommend the Knitters Pride over them. I suggest getting the Comby sampler which gives you the 3 different types then you can choose which needle type you like best. My personal choice would be The Nova metal or Dreamz wood. Since you are new to circs though the sampler is a good idea. The tab labeled Shop at the top of this page is where you'll find them.
http://shop.knittinghelp.com/interch...e-needle-sets/
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:55 AM   #12
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Here's a video for Magic Loop knitting that shows what the cable from Knitpicks was like, maybe still is though I've heard it's changed. I have the Sunstrucks from KnitPicks and Novas from WEBS and the only difference in the cables is the color. Recently someone posted here that the KnitPicks cable wasn't as flexible as it had been, I can't say if it was a fluke or they've really changed them. Boye cables that I've used are horrid.
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I prefer DPNs over magic loop currently. For big things in the round, circulars. I also like straights for some things.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #14
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xD personally i love magic loop but then again I've never had dpns so I don't know what i truly would prefer
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #15
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xD personally i love magic loop but then again I've never had dpns so I don't know what i truly would prefer
I'm considering 2 @ a time socks on one long circ so...I'll have to embrace the ML for that. :-)

Also, I deeply love Denise.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #16
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Knitpicks are pretty good to
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Ever since I discovered Circular needles, that's all I use.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:37 AM   #18
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thank you all so much. i ordered knitters pride sample kit. i cant wait to them. i will let you know what i think.

what are DPNs?

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DPNs are double pointed needles. They can also be used for knitting in the round, but they are best for smaller things.

Yah! I'm sure you'll like them!
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i received my KP comby sample set.
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