I'm working on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi shawl, using addi lace interchangeable size 4 on what I think is the 32" cable. I love working on it, but I'm having trouble with the tips coming off. It's happened three times already.
I don't know if I'm doing something to them when I knit or if I don't have them connected correctly, but each time they come apart, I lose quite a lot of stitches. It takes me quite a while to recover. I've decided to add a lifeline (I know I should have done it before
), but I would also like to avoid dropping stitches if I can help it.
I'm thinking about getting a fixed circular needle; I don't know if 32" fixed is the same size as 32" interchangeable with lace tips? (Might not be important, for this.) Also, should I stick with Addi or should I try another brand? I've only used Addi, KnitPicks, and Clover Bamboo (fixed and interchangeable) circular needles.