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Old 11-16-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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What is your favorite needle type?
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...
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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I'm a nickel-plated circs girl all the way. I haven't used straights in years.

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Old 11-16-2007, 09:38 PM   #4
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Addis or Options for me, too; I use bamboo dpns, though.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:43 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:10 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 11-16-2007, 11:12 PM   #8
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Addi Turbos or KnitPicks Options (the nickel plate kind). I just really like slippery metal needles, and these are all I use.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:18 PM   #9
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KP Harmony for slippery yarns, Options for everything else. That's it. Won't use any other needles. No need.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:36 AM   #10
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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
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