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Old 08-26-2015, 01:54 PM   #1
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Needle Help: Switching From Interchangeable to Fixed Circulars
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.
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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So frustrating when that happens. At this point, unimaginative as it is, I usually go back and read the directions, then go on to customer help if needed.
I mainly use Addi fixed. That needle size is measured tip to tip.
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