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Old 01-18-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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New Larger Size Denise Needles
A major reason for my prefering Denise interchangeable needles is their sharper points. Just bopught their new US 17s & 19s and find that these have uncharacteristically blunt-ish points. Anyone have same impression?

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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Really...I was considering those. I have a nice pair of lion brand ones that I really like (except for the cord, main reason I would get the Denise ones so I have a more relaxed cord.). I love my denise needles because they are more tapered than several of my others.

Do you find them more difficult to knit with?
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
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Hello-

I can't say that they are more difficult to knit with; it's just that I prefer a very sharp point I seem to make fewer mistakes that way.

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That's interesting. Maybe they figured bulky yarns were better served by blunt needles because pointy tips would split the yarn. I wonder if you could "sharpen" them with a file and/or sandpaper or something.
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They likely did choose the blunter tips. Yes, I think that the resin would respond to sharpening. I'll give that a try and let you know.

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Originally Posted by landolphe
They likely did choose the blunter tips. Yes, I think that the resin would respond to sharpening. I'll give that a try and let you know.

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Be careful! I'd hate to see them get ruined.
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I have a pair of Lion Brand US 35 straight needles. Their tips are sharper than those of the Denise US 17s. Not good news for Denise, methinks.

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As I think about it a bit, perhaps the reason I prefer sharp tips on larger needles, is cuz I do a lot of US 35 and 50 knitting with super-fine yarn. The technique is known as knitting human hair with sawed-off broomsticks. <g>

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