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Old 12-04-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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AAAAA!!!!! MY OPTIONS BROKE!!!!!!
OK, deep breaths. I'm knitting along on my SIL's Christmas afghan when the cable of my Options just comes out of the needle. I've heard of this but it's never happened to me. I was able to get the stitches back on the needle but I'm going to have to tink like 2 rows. Someone please tell me this can be fixed. Will super glue do it?
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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Call Knitpicks to have the cable replaced. Meanwhile, I used Gorilla glue and it worked well.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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This happened to me just yesterday with the 40" cable. I just called and they are sending me a new one. I was thankful that they send cables in sets of two!
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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Gorilla Glue is some pretty strong stuff.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #5
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EEEEEK, one of the things I hate about my Denise needles is hat the cable pops off. I've been contemplating Options but not if it happens to them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
EEEEEK, one of the things I hate about my Denise needles is hat the cable pops off. I've been contemplating Options but not if it happens to them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the first cable I've had pop out in about the dozen or so different cable sizes (I have two of each size) that I have and it did it when I was moving stitches down during casting on. So I wasn't endangering any of my work They were very quick to replace it and didn't ask to have it sent back. They just asked where it broke (came out of the metal casing). I my Options and will still continue to get different parts despite this one incident. I think all manufacturing has a risk of problems, but you will see that the few people who have had problems are small in comparison to the many who haven't. I usually check all my things before I use them. Make sure that new needles can screw on to the cords and that the cords can screw into the needles and that they are snuggly connected. I forgot to do that this time.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
EEEEEK, one of the things I hate about my Denise needles is hat the cable pops off. I've been contemplating Options but not if it happens to them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think that is the nature of the beast when it comes to interchangeables. I had one of my harmony needles come apart but I glued it and Knitpicks sent me a replacement set.

I know it happens but I don't think it happens often. In my opinion, the benefits of the Options set (whether the metal tips or the Harmonies) definately outweigh the risk of having a needle pop out a time or two.

I have a Denise set and a set of Harmonies and have to say that since I got my Harmonies, I haven't given my Denise set a second look.
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
EEEEEK, one of the things I hate about my Denise needles is hat the cable pops off. I've been contemplating Options but not if it happens to them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't let that stop you. First of all KP is wonderful about replacing anything and they send it immediately. Second, considering the number of people that have them and love them ..that says a LOT.

I also have Denise Interchangeables and I haven't used them at all since I got the Options.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:31 PM   #9
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DH keeps asking what I want for Christmas, I'll TELL HIM OPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:47 PM   #10
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The same thing happened to me last night. Luckily I had the extra cable that came with the set, but I had the hardest time unscrewing the needle from the broken cable. Next time I won't twist so hard!

I called Knitpicks today and they were very nice about sending a replacement.
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