Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
Marria
Working the Gusset
 
Marria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,450
Thanks: 638
Thanked 660 Times in 524 Posts
Knitpicks needles-which kind should I get for my project?
I am not going to order a whole set right now, but I am going to get one set to try them out. I am going to be knitting a stole with lace weight yarn, that has a lot of fairly intricate lace patterning in it. The yarn I will use is lace weight 100% merino wool. The needle size will be a US 4.

For those of you who have used them, would recommend the Harmony needles or the nickel plated needles?
__________________
If at first you don't succeed....rip it and try again!



OTN: Dollar and a Half Cardigan, Oddball charity projects, Celia, Trellis
Marria is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 01-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
Plantgoddess+
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 1,734
Thanks: 284
Thanked 569 Times in 512 Posts
If you are doing the project with a dark yarn the Options may make it easier to see the stitches, other than that I would say it's personal preference. I've knitted lace shawls on the Harmony's and been quite happy with the experience.
__________________
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead
Plantgoddess+ is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Plantgoddess+ For This Useful Post:
Marria (01-05-2009)
Old 01-05-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
Jaxhil
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,623
Thanks: 268
Thanked 607 Times in 580 Posts
I agree with Plantgoddess, I would say the Harmonies-if your yarn is a lighter color. If its a darker shade, depending on how sharp your eyesight is, you might want to go with the Options nickel-plated Personally, I think I'd prefer the Harmonies either way, and I'd use an extra-bright light to deal with the lack of contrast. Lace on metal scares me
__________________
Hilary
Jaxhil is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jaxhil For This Useful Post:
Marria (01-05-2009)
Old 01-05-2009, 11:26 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Yes, if you're going to be knitting with laceweight, try the Harmonies; thin yarn grips better on wood needles.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
Marria (01-06-2009)
Old 01-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
RuthieinMaryland
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland - GREAT steamed crab country! :o)
Posts: 624
Thanks: 1,420
Thanked 470 Times in 234 Posts
Lace knitting...
Hi!

I've done lace work on the Options and loved them! I liked the smooth slide and had no difficulty with them being too slippery. Also, the tips are great for lace, nice and pointy without being too sharp.

Good luck!

Ruthie
__________________
In progress - designing, knitting and writing a knitting book, "Design Your Own Gourmet Kitchen Cloths and Accessories".
RuthieinMaryland is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RuthieinMaryland For This Useful Post:
Marria (01-06-2009)
Old 01-06-2009, 07:53 AM   #6
gingerbread
Turning the Heel
 
gingerbread's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 704
Thanks: 37
Thanked 187 Times in 170 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to gingerbread Send a message via Skype™ to gingerbread
I also have done three lace shawls on the options and love them. Right now I just can't justify the whole set of harmonies just now. I do have a size 8 and I have tried my lace on those. They work good too. So it is all up to what type of needle you like to work with.


__________________
Happy Knitting

Teri

I am memere on Ravelry
gingerbread is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gingerbread For This Useful Post:
Marria (01-06-2009)
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
Kind of annoyed with KnitPicks Jessica Cobb General Knitting 34 01-16-2009 12:53 PM
WHat kind of needles for socks? Waggus How-to Questions 5 08-28-2007 11:30 PM
*what kind of knitting needles are YOU?* madametj General Knitting 43 01-12-2007 11:29 PM
What kind of needles would be best? horve1 How-to Questions 4 02-28-2006 07:03 PM
What kind of needles? albionjessica How-to Questions 3 11-03-2005 05:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32 AM.