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Old 06-20-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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? for people who have used KP DPN's
I've been considering getting some, and I was wondering if they were as sharp and slick as the Options. So far I've only used bamboo needles because I'm worried that if I use metal ones, they will slide right out. Thoughts? :thinking:
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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Are these the Options dpns? That's the only kind I have. I don't have a problem with my stitches slipping off because I'm a tight knitter. Only occasionally, when I'm starting off with an ssk, do they slip off, but that's because I'm a klutz.

I really LOVE my Options DPNs.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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I looooove my Options DPN's. I do think they are best suited to knitters who are experienced in working on DPN's, because they willslip out if you're not careful. Other than that, I really can't say enough good things about them.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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I love the options DPN's as well. They are so pointy that it makes it easy to cable without a needle, ssk, k2tog etc. Honestly, I haven't lost any more stitches on these than the bamboo, but I am more cautious and I am sort of a tight knitter. with fingering weight and size 1's I get 9 - 9.5 stitches an inch.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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I like them a lot. I started out with bamboos first but now I feel really comfortable using them. I like them so much better than bamboos for the decreases because they are so much more pointy.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:18 PM   #6
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I love love love my options DPNs. They are pointy and slick (but I knit tight, so it's not a bad thing) and I really like the way they feel in my hands. They're not too heavy, but I don't feel like I'm going to break them like I did with my bamboo ones the other day. I say go for it and get a set. They're really inexpensive, so it wouldn't be a huge investment if you end up not liking them.

and if you don't you can send them my way...
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:54 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by meearnol View Post
They're really inexpensive, so it wouldn't be a huge investment if you end up not liking them.
Thanks for all the tips. I'm a pretty tight knitter so they might work well for me. But buying them from KP would be a huge investment because every time I order from them I always talk myself into ordering at least enough to get the free shipping (it usually ends up being more than that though). Maybe I'll see if anybody is willing to swap for them.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:31 AM   #8
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Oh! and another good thing about options; if you have a toddler or dog in the house, they can't get broken or chewed to bits. I happen to have both a toddler and dog in the house so that's a very strong selling point. :rofling:
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:27 AM   #9
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LUV my KPs!! Im actually thinking of selling all of my Crystal Palace DPNs to make room for MORE Options... :thinking: I LOVE the pointiness....
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:55 AM   #10
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I love my Options set but the DPN's are too slick for me. My stitches slide right out. It wasn't as bad as I expected but they don't work for me at the moment.
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