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Circulars, swear by them. 78 83.87%
Straights 15 16.13%
Flex 0 0%
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Needle of Choice?
I picked up some bamboo 20" flex yesterday, 4mm (US 6).

Whaddya all prefer
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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Circulars. I cannot knit with straights at all.

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Old 02-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if the flex were a good choice.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:19 PM   #4
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Most of the time I prefer straights. I don't hold the needles with my left hand, so with straights I can stick the end into my belt to hold it for me while I knit. I've never tried flex…
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well flex are basically a combo of circs and straights. they are circs with the cord snipped.

Flex needles are fine and if i was knitting flat, needed some needles, and the choice was between straights and flex i would get flex. Circs are the way to go for me though.... more versatile.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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I'm a continental knitter. No help from a belt here.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:25 PM   #7
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Circular for me baby! Knitting with straights is too awkard for me and wastes space. I love plopping all the stitches on a circ and being able to knit with my elbows relaxed. I LOOOVEE my Options, and I still use my Addis too here and there.

It's funny, when I first started I thought circs were awkward and avoided them. Eventually I changed my mind (Oh yeah--and bought some non crappy circs That might have helped).
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Flex needles feel just like circulars, but you're restricted to only knitting flat. You can knit flat or in the round with circulars, and you don't have the cumbersome straights pointing out.

All you need is a complete set of circulars for ALL your knitting needs. Circulars can even replace double pointed needles if you master the magic loop method.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:26 PM   #9
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:32 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Silver
Flex needles feel just like circulars, but you're restricted to only knitting flat. You can knit flat or in the round with circulars, and you don't have the cumbersome straights pointing out.

All you need is a complete set of circulars for ALL your knitting needs. Circulars can even replace double pointed needles if you master the magic loop method.
Really? Then maybe i should return them and get the circulars instead?? then why in dickens is it more $$
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