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Old 09-20-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Do you have a favorite type of knitting needles?...wood, metal, plastic, homeade, circular, DPN's


I love the bamboo but I realy ware them out. I want the needles I saw at at knit store that were from Africa. They were darkwood but the tops were light wood. They were very expensive.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:11 AM   #2
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I prefer metal ones. They are nice and smooth and since I'm a rather tight knitter I need smooth needles. There are people who don't like the cold metalfeeling, but I just love that.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:26 AM   #3
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I do like the sound of metal needles just clicking away
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:01 AM   #4
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I have LOTS of needles! I like different needles for different fibers but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Options, with Quicksilvers running a close second.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:20 AM   #5
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I prefer the wooden/bamboo, but do use plastic and aluminum occasionally. Seems to me that the wooden/bamboo are easier on the hands and do help keep stitches from slipping off. I use single, dpns and circulars ALL the time!

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Old 09-20-2007, 08:30 AM   #6
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I love Addi's.......metal circulars............crystal palace bamboo dps are good for socks.........my favorite sock/hat dps are rosewood, but they were a fortune to buy............I do have some Brittany birchwood straight needles by rarely use straights anymore. Most important now is that I have written down on a card the needles I have so I don't keep rebuying the same ones over and over again!
I have different needles for different projects.......
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:35 AM   #7
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Check out the poll on the types of circular needles prefer.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:38 AM   #8
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On the types of circular needles knitters prefer. Sorry I type faster than I think.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:44 AM   #9
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I have options and I can't rave enough. I have not got the dpns though because I am afraid my stiches will slip off. The last time I used dpns I had to switch from metal to bamboo so that I had some grab. Knitpicks now have wooden tips but I am waiting for more natural tones.
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It would be hard for me to say which I prefer, the OPtions or the Harmony. I'll keep them both and perhaps get rid of all my other needles. I have both in the DP's and prefer the Harmony there.
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