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Old 09-27-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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What about plastic/ plastic type needles???? :) ----
What are your favorite/ plastic/ plastic type needles? What/ which are the best? I hate the ones that are sort of "bendy". I'd like ones that are really hard/ firm plastic with a really smooth/ fast/ slippery finish. Reccomendations? Thanks!
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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I like Lion Brand plastic needles, but only for sizes US 10 or larger. Anything smaller and they bend.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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no no no no no no no noooooooooo plastic!

(okay but my lion brand DPNs aren't so terrible but i rarely have to use them either...)
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:53 AM   #4
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I don't like plastic ones either. When I started knitting I only bought the aluminum ones. Then I purchased some bamboo and some wooden ones which I still love. But for most of my knitting I am using my Denise Interchangeables. I'd say get wooden or bamboo and you'll enjoy those.
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I don't care for plastic either, but I'm currently knitting a lace scarf with Bryspuns because they have a nice pointy end. KnitPicks Options doesn't come in a size 3 (to my knowledge), which is what I'm using, so I decided not to buy those, although I've heard they're wonderfully pointy. Otherwise, this is the only plastic set I have & hopefully will ever have.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
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KnitPicks Options doesn't come in a size 3 (to my knowledge),
No, but they have regular circs in size 3.
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Denise's are plastic like, but they're really resin. mine as do so many others around here.
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Thanks Kemp! I'm thinking plastic would be a good fit for me as I want something faster than the wood/ bamboo I've been using but HATE the click etc. of aluminum / metal needles. Any other suggestions/ brands?
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