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Old 01-23-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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About Denise Interchangeables..
I know this has been talked about a lot, but i dont think anyone specifically mentioned about the cables and whether the extension connectors(?) can be bothering because it sometimes blocks the stitches from sliding. I heard this problem from a forum... just once.. so if anyone has used Denise interchangeables, could you please tell me whether that was a problem for you or not?
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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I'm using them right now (I just got them on Friday) to knit a sweater and I'm not having that problem at all. I LOVE my Denise set!
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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It may depend on the yarn you're using, too. Some yarn is slippery/slidy and you'll have no trouble. Something else will be sticky and won't slide easily. It's a pretty smooth join.

I have the Denise set. I often use the connectors and rarely have trouble w/this.
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I'm going to echo what the other posters said. I have the Denise set and often join the cables. I've never had a problem with the yarn hanging up on the joins; they are really smooth.
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I love my Denise needles and have had no problems with the connectors. The only problem I've had is that I always have multiple projects going and sometimes wish I had a second set of Denise needles.
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I too recently got a set; no complaints as far as the joins. The connectors were a little 'tight' at first, and I did have some trouble, but once I did/un-did them a couple of times they were ok. Tight is better than starting out too loose. I am enjoying the set.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:00 PM   #7
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how's the feel of the needles?? the main concern for me is metal vs resin(i think that's what denise is) when i looked at the pictures of denise, it looked really cheap so i was kinda leaning toward options interchangeable... is denise feel like cheap plastic at all? i dont think so but i just wanna make sure.. knitpicks options looks good but it's kinda expensive w/ add-ons
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:35 PM   #8
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They have kind of a rubber-y feel to them. It's not at all like the cheap-o plastic needles I've used! I've never been afraid that they'll snap or anything like that. (Much more reliable than KPs!)

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This thread is so timely. Yesterday I was going to buy a Denise set. But then I read the thread "Differences in Interchangeable Circulars?" & decided against it. Now I'm reading this thread & leaning back to Denise. I have a LYS coupon for 15% off anything. Thought I'd use it on a Denise set. It's one of those deals where I spent so much $ to get the discount.

I appreciate all your comments.
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haha :] i was really leaning toward KP Options because of its nickle-plate finish and thin, flexible cable but it's much more expensive compared to Denise if you want everything.. i just need to get some size 4 circulars if im buying Denise while i have to get 13/15 size needles and some extra cable if im buying KP Options, which is like $24 add-on... so i think it's basically look&"slickness" vs. practicality... so im leaning more toward Denise also
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