Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
Nichan
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Nichan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 88
Thanks: 16
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
What is your favorite needle type?
Hi,
Please share your opinion and experience in using many needle types: wood, bamboo,alumunium or other metals, plastic, etc...including whether it's straight, circular, or dpns...why you like one type and in what case you will use the one type over another...
i use metals mostly and i rarely use bamboo and plastic because the bamboo and plastic needle size i use is big or small...i'm going to buy again needle in medium size like US7-8 but i really want to make sure before i go...
my projects mostly are bags, hats, mittens...i don't plan to make any wardrobe and so far, no thanks ...but in the future i want to make socks, bikini, scarf in fun style...

please, help me by sharing your experience...any experience...any...
thanks!
__________________
Hi...please, visit my website for all my projects http://www.nichancraftroom.com
Nichan is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-16-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
Mommy22alyns
Turning the Heel
 
Mommy22alyns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: My 2 prettiest FO's!
Posts: 538
Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 42 Posts
Pointy aluminum circulars. I sound like a robot, but I can't think of using any needles but the KP Options or fixed circs. Addis are lovely but oh so expensive. I can see bamboo or wood for slippy yarns.
I may never use DPN's again after learning Magic Loop!
__________________
Amber
Homeschooling mama to a 5 and a 7 year old!

Knitting for baby - those little things fly off the needles!
Mommy22alyns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
Quiara
Knitting the Flap
 
Quiara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bono, AR
Posts: 411
Thanks: 23
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Quiara Send a message via Yahoo to Quiara
I'm a nickel-plated circs girl all the way. I haven't used straights in years.
__________________
Q.
http://asqmh.livejournal.com

Find me on as Quiara. ^_^
Quiara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 09:38 PM   #4
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,567
Thanks: 20
Thanked 2,223 Times in 1,827 Posts
Addis or Options for me, too; I use bamboo dpns, though.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 09:43 PM   #5
KnitClickChick
Turning the Heel
 
KnitClickChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: In my own little world
Posts: 606
Thanks: 146
Thanked 140 Times in 103 Posts
I love all needles - in my "collection" I have acrylic, bamboo, metal, plastic, and glass. Circs, straights, and DPNs. I like circs best I think, just because they don't get in the way like the straights do.
__________________
I knit, therefore, I smile

Wish List
Clapotis
Another felted bag
Mrs. Beetons Wristwarmers

On The Needles:
Silver's Palindrome Scarf - in Patons SWS Natural Pink
Feather and Fan Shawl - in Estelle Cadenza
KnitClickChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
Newbie2Knitting
Knitting the Flap
 
Newbie2Knitting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 336
Thanks: 60
Thanked 122 Times in 81 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Newbie2Knitting
I started on straight aluminum & when I tried circs (I used aluminum first there, too) it felt *really* weird to me. Then I tried some bamboo circs and I am officially in love.
Newbie2Knitting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 11:10 PM   #7
knitgal
Working the Gusset
 
knitgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 1,249
Thanked 987 Times in 655 Posts
Since I only started knitting over a year ago, I haven't invested in a set of Options yet, but I am coveting them. My aunt has both the Options and Harmony sets and I am SO jealous. Anyways, I usually use plastic or metal needles (I'm a cheap date). I have an Addi circ, but I haven't started the project that they're for yet. I also have some bamboo needles for an alpaca lace scarf. So...favourite? I guess I don't know yet.
__________________
Ann

OTN: Corona, Miter square blanket, Charity blankets
FO: Forest Canopy Shawl, Easy Baby Bootees, Kitty Pi, Ms. Marigold, Twinkle Toes, Josh's socks, Hedera socks, Spring Beret, Ashley's Birthday socks, Socks for the DBF's mom, grey socks for the DBF, my first socks, reversible cable scarf, ribbed hat for the BF, Manos Del Uruguay afghan, and a whole bunch of dishcloths!


knitgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 11:12 PM   #8
Braden
Instepping Out
 
Braden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central MS
Posts: 2,919
Thanks: 36
Thanked 296 Times in 235 Posts
Addi Turbos or KnitPicks Options (the nickel plate kind). I just really like slippery metal needles, and these are all I use.
__________________
One of many knitting guys.

CONGRATULATIONS TO AMY AND SHELDON ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER!

BradenCS on Ravelry
Braden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 11:18 PM   #9
Spikey
Turning the Heel
 
Spikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Philly Burbs
Posts: 848
Thanks: 613
Thanked 496 Times in 356 Posts
KP Harmony for slippery yarns, Options for everything else. That's it. Won't use any other needles. No need.
Spikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 02:36 AM   #10
starburst
Knitting the Flap
 
starburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FW, Washington
Posts: 324
Thanks: 11
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
I bought my first set of Denise interchangeables today and I think I'm in love I like that I have a wide array of needles and they all work together. I would have gotten the Options, but they were more expensive and I'm a little leary of spending more than I have to right now
starburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
needle size vs wool type vs pattern DeeJay How-to Questions 6 10-05-2008 02:44 PM
Favorite wooden straight needles? Brand and type of wood. boo1 General Knitting 16 11-06-2007 06:51 PM
Needle Type Braden General Knitting 18 08-08-2006 08:20 AM
What is your favorite type of yarn? DreamWeaver General Knitting 17 07-14-2006 01:04 PM
Best Type of Needle to Use with Cotton/Rayon Ribbon? Amy282 How-to Questions 3 03-14-2006 02:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 AM.