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Old 10-30-2007, 01:59 AM   #1
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Knit Picks Options came apart....
This is the second needle to have come apart. The first needle was a harmony one. The wood part came apart from the metal part. I contacted knit picks and they will send a new pair. This time, it is the metal bit on the end of a cable. I'm thinking I should just glue it back together myself. Now the question is, what kind of glue? I'm also thinking this might be just the time to shorten this cord, What would be a good length? 16", 18" ?
I would use it mainly for making hats and toques.

I have only had this set for a couple of weeks, and have only knit one Calorometry with them. The first set I didn't even get the hat cast on before they came apart. So I don't think it would be from abuse. I would love to hear what you think?
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:08 AM   #2
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A lot of people have had problems with the cables coming apart from the metal join. I had 3 with that problem. KP replaced them all. I tried to glue one but made a mess of it. I think someone on here successfully shortened one of hers to a 16".
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:28 AM   #3
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Wow. I wonder if they had a bad batch of them. Mine have been so wonderful, without the slightest bit of looseness or other problems, and I've been recommending them to everyone.

I'm glad to hear that they're willing to send replacements. I wonder if they're using a new supplier or something else has changed with the quality?
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:11 AM   #4
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I personally wouldn't try to repair it you might make a huge mess. Return it again I know it,s inconvienient but you would never be happy with it having repaired it yourself.x
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:20 AM   #5
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pffft do both. Knit Picks doesn't make you return the defective piece so you can play with it AND get the item repaced!
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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I tried to shorten one to 16. The needle tips are too long to work with such a short cord. I could barely knit, it was not comfortable, and I could not purl. I made one 18 that was a little better, but I'd rather magic loop than deal with that!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:18 AM   #7
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they make a metal glue that I got in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby or Michael's or's in pen-style dispenser

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Old 10-30-2007, 12:09 PM   #8
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When this happened to me I used a drop of superglue and then pinched the join with pliers. The only problem was that I plugged the hole for tightening but worked it through with a needle.Ellie
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:46 PM   #9
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For something so expensive, it sure sounds like people have a lot of problems with splintering and cables coming apart! :(

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Old 10-30-2007, 01:07 PM   #10
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Oh no... I have never had a problem with my Options or Harmony's. I wonder if they had a bad batch made. I would call KnitPicks and ask for a replacement rather than trying to do the fix myself.
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