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Old 12-21-2008, 02:43 PM   #21
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Another vote for circulars. I have a complete set of straight needles, but I never use them since I got my interchangeables. I have a set of the Denise and the Harmonies... and honestly all I ever use is the Harmonies. The only time I'm not using interchangeables is for socks and then I'm using the Harmony double-points or fixed circulars.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info ladies! So the harmony wood set is worth the money....?
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:50 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by AshleyP View Post
Thanks for the info ladies! So the harmony wood set is worth the money....?
Most definitely. Best knitting-related investment I ever made.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:56 PM   #24
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Many people like the color and feel of the Harmony, lots of people love the flexibility of the cord as opposed to the stiffnes in other brands.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #25
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Thanks for the info ladies! So the harmony wood set is worth the money....?
If you like wood needles then definitely! The KP Options are also awesome of you prefer metal like I do.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:42 PM   #26
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I think a good set of interchangeable circulars is the best knitting investment you could make. My favorite is the Knitpicks Options metal set. Of course, wood vs. metal is a personal choice, but as you get faster you may regret getting wood needles. I find them to be a little "stickier" and slower. My first set was a Denise set. I love everything about it except for the thicker cable tubing. :-) Holly
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #27
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I'm too new to knitting to offer an opinion that would count. But have my own circular needle question

I tried to use circular needles for a scarf. I have a whole set of 29" Clover, bamboo circular needles that I never used and my #8 straight needles were in use. The scarf called for #8 needles so I busted out my #8 circluar. I got frustrated because I kept "fighting" with the cord connecting the two needles, it kept wanting to twist back to the position that it was in, in the package.

Maybe, for this particular project the cord was too long, but, I was concerned about how this would work on a larger project like blanket. How long would I have to wrestle with the cord before it straightens itself out?

Sorry to ride on your coat tails AshleyP
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:28 PM   #28
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Try a quick plunge of the cord into hot water to help keep it pliable. You may also want to examine other sets for more manageable cords.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:36 PM   #29
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Since using circular needles, I would never go back to the straight ones. I prefer the KP Options interchangeables (I like metal personally) better than the Addi circs as I find their 'cord' too rigid. I did experience with a project not long ago that I had chosen a cord too long and fought with it a bit until I changed to shorter one. I am still learning.
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I also vote circs.
I started a project on straights and after playing around with circs I transferred it onto circs and never looked back to this day I still only own the one pair of straights.
I much prefer the addi Turbos (I love the slippery metal) and am anxiously awaiting my set of addi Clicks (interchangeables).
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