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Old 07-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Does anyone else prefer aluminum needles?
I have knit with bamboo, nickel, plastic, and cheap aluminum. And maybe it's cuz that's that I got used to when I started but I really prefer the cheap aluminum ones. I won't knit with plastic or nickel. The plastic is too sticky and nickel too slick and I just don't enjoy knitting with them.

Bamboo is ok with double points although I still prefer aluminum ones. They are hard to find though in small sizes.

The wooden harmony ones are they closer to bamboo are are they slicker?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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I love my bamboo needles but I have a few pairs of my old aluminum ones that I really like using for mittens. I find them to be nice and sturdy for working with Worsted weight wool.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #4
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I'll knit with whatever I can put my hands on when I need them...
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #5
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I like them, though I think I prefer the old nylon ones the best. They're neither too sticky or too slick; unfortunately, I only have them in sizes I don't use too often.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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Aluminum Needles
I will only use aluminum needles unless forced to use something else. I have literally broke plastic ones in half. Strange thing is that I don knit tight at all. So I stick with the aluminum ones, the yarn seems to slide nicely and I haven't broken any yet.
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I prefer nickel but don't mind aluminum until it gets scratched up.
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I personally prefer my Options Harmony wood (they are more slick than bamboo), but my mom has been knitting for almost 40 years and will use nothing but aluminum.
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I've only used plastic and wood knitting needles and I prefer the wood over plastic. I've been thinking about trying aluminium (I always crochet with aluminum) but I'm so happy with my Harmony needles that I haven't even looked for a set to try.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:06 PM   #10
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I like the nickel, but will use aluminum. I think it's because the metal needles tend to slide easier for me. I am a tight knitter. I LOVE the feel of my bamboo, rosewood, and birch needles, but I prefer to knit with my Addis or my Options because I AM such a tight knitter.

I say.. use what you prefer and KNIT ON!
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