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Old 04-28-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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CALLING ALL DENISE OWNERS!!!
Ok. So I am a knitter of 2 years and have never owned an interchangable set before. I have looked at all of the different sets. I saw that knitpicks was not very-well organized and they cable lengths were limited (no 16 or 17 inch). I looked at the boye needlemaster and saw that the cables are not very flexible, in fact that they are stiff. I have seen that the denise are the most practical. What is your take on these needles? What set would you recommend for me?
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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I have the Denises and I like them a lot. Because the stitches don't fall off the needles. It takes a bit of doing to lose a stitch. Sometimes they are hard to move on the cables themselves, but that could be me being a tight knitter.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by bailsmom
I have the Denises and I like them a lot. Because the stitches don't fall off the needles. It takes a bit of doing to lose a stitch. Sometimes they are hard to move on the cables themselves, but that could be me being a tight knitter.
Are the cords flexible? And... do you knit english or continental?
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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I had the Boye set and sold it for the Denise set. I had the Denise set and sold it for the KP set and as much as I liked the Denise set, I would never go back.

The only thing that I didn't like about the Denise needles was how thick the cord was. It is extremely pliable but when you get down to the smaller size needles the cable is just as thick as the needle itself and I found it made it harder to move the work.

I personally don't find the organization of the needles a problem. I know exactly where each of my needle points go just at a glance so not really sure what the problem is there.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
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What lengths of cables come with the denise set?
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:48 AM   #6
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I really like my denises. I can't remember the lenghts right now (sorry) but if you go to the denise website it will tell you exactly what comes with the set. You can buy extra longer cables if you want to and larger needles (they go to sz15) but I really like mine
as far as the KPO I have NOT tried them BUT i don't like metal needles. I find them hard to work with and I prefer a resin needles. alot of people love them but like I said I DON"T like metal needles. I tried the boyes and didn't like them either..
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:58 AM   #7
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For additional info. on the interchangeable sets, there is a five page thread above with lots of info. on all the sets. I found it quite helpful. I have not purchased a set yet 'cause we're low on cash. Hope you find the set that's best for you!
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
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Ok, so i read that there are different lenghts for the circulars vs. the flex straights in the set. So, does this mean that you combine cables to get the lenghts you want?
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:43 PM   #9
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I love them
I have the Denise set and I love it. There are many lengths of cords that come with the set and you can even order longer ones if you wish.

I do not plan to buy any other brand since I've perfectly happy with these. In fact, I use my Denise needles almost every time I knit anything.
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:45 PM   #10
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I waffled and waffled between the Options and the Denises and then one day was in my LYS and there in front of me was a set of Denises so I just went ahead and bought them.

I liked the fact that there were more cable lengths than in the Options set and that there were more needle sizes also.

So far, I haven't had a problem with them EXCEPT for when I started something made out of mercerized cotton and for some reason the yarn stuck to the cables and made the needle end pop off more times than I could count.

Everything else has been fine, even Magic Looping.

From what I can tell, there are no perfect interchangeable sets out there -- you just pick one and there are bound to be things that don't work for you for one reason or another. I don't think any set were made to do everything.

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