Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
Kattra
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Kattra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 78
Thanks: 2
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Fav Needles?
Lets talk needles.

I have curricler needles and mettle needles and bamboo needs but the needles I love best are a pair of 6.0 mm. clear plastic Susan Bates flats.

They are not cold or a slick as my mettle ones. They are less expensive than bamboo and feather light. And they do not have that rubbery feel that other plastic needles I have worked with did.

So what are your fav needles?
Kattra is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 03-18-2009, 11:22 PM   #2
saracidaltendencies
Working the Gusset
 
saracidaltendencies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: knittinghelp.com
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 955
Thanked 1,089 Times in 608 Posts
So far, my Knit Picks Options are my favs followed by my Brittany DPNs, followed by my bamboos.
__________________
--The member formerly known as Demonica

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
saracidaltendencies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 01:21 AM   #3
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,135
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
My Knitpicks nickel plated Options by a wide margin.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 05:41 AM   #4
globaltraveler
Turning the Heel
 
globaltraveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Currently in Co. Kerry, Ireland
Posts: 913
Thanks: 164
Thanked 228 Times in 194 Posts
Addi Premium and Lace Needles first, then the KP Options Nova needles, then the KP Options Symphonie/Harmonie needles. But I use the Nova needles the most!
__________________
Zina

OTN: Eyelet Chemise in Handmaiden Sea Silk (colorway: Midnight). Still. And a purple Donegal Tweed set of fingerless mitts, to try out my new Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles.

Latest FO: A shrug for an Anthropologie swap in beautiful Casbah sock yarn, in Cedar, a dark green semi-solid, my own pattern. Also a quick Noro Silk Garden neckwarmer for my friend Aideen, in a vine lace pattern.


My knitting blog, Another Long Yarn
globaltraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 07:24 AM   #5
knitpurlgurl
Turning the Heel
 
knitpurlgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cranberry Twp., PA
Posts: 946
Thanks: 693
Thanked 315 Times in 165 Posts
Send a message via AIM to knitpurlgurl Send a message via Yahoo to knitpurlgurl Send a message via Skype™ to knitpurlgurl
My favorite needles are, in general, circular needles. I rarely pick up a straight needle anymore. I use circs for everything now.

My ultimate fave are my Addi Turbos. But, to knit socks or anything using magic loop, I prefer my Knit Picks Nickel-plated needles because the cable is much more flexible. I own several pair of fixed KP needles under US size 4 and the KP Options set with several cables in various sizes. (I only use nickel-plated needles now because I knit very tightly and they allow the stitches to slide more freely for me.)

As far as cable needles - I use the KP center scoop cable needles.

As far as crochet goes.. I prefer my Addi hooks.
__________________
Knitting/Crochet/Crafting/and Related Product Review Blog: KnitPurlGurl

"Yarn stashes insulate the house."
"Just one more skein can't hurt."
- from Knitticisms
knitpurlgurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 07:32 AM   #6
dustinac
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
dustinac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mountaineer knitter in Buckeye country
Posts: 9,817
Thanks: 2,489
Thanked 4,204 Times in 2,997 Posts
I always use circs and just bagged up all my straights to give away. My favorite needles are Addi Turbo and Knit Pick options. I own more Options so that is what I use the most. I do have some Addi in my sock sizes for magic loop though. For DPNs I like Hiya-Hiya's 5" but I want to get Knit Picks Harmony sock set too, only thing is I don't use dpns enough in my mind to get them
__________________


A Mountaineer Knitter's Blog
dustinac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 08:02 AM   #7
tourmaline
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 26
Thanks: 10
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I like nickel coated ones. I have one addi circular and an options set. I've tried the Harmony ones and they are really pretty but I like the slide and cool feeling of the metal. I prefer circulars over straights.
tourmaline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 10:34 AM   #8
Sactosinger
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Favorite knitting needles
Several favorites - most of my knitting is done on either circular or DPNs. Love Addi turbos for circulars and bamboo or some other wood for DPNs. Long straight needles - what are those?
Sactosinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 03:26 PM   #9
Anarfea
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Anarfea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Budapest
Posts: 124
Thanks: 26
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
I'm kintting my first "real" lace weight project (by which I mean the first lace I've knit in a lace weight yarn) and I'm using knit picks harmony wood options size 4. The wood is a lifesaver for me, because the alpacca yarn is really slippery. And the best thing about them is that when I finish a pattern repeat I thread some embroidery floss through the little hole where you normally put the tightening key and slip all my stitches from one tip to the other. It's so much easier for me than using a tapestry needle to thread a lifeline.

Also I really love my bamboo DPNs they're so light. And again the slight stickiness keeps my stiches on my needles.
__________________
Nothing is worth doing that isn't worth doing badly.

Find me on Ravelry as TheNatKnits
Anarfea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #10
globaltraveler
Turning the Heel
 
globaltraveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Currently in Co. Kerry, Ireland
Posts: 913
Thanks: 164
Thanked 228 Times in 194 Posts
Anarfea, have you tried just putting the floss through the tightening hole and knitting your row? Works the same way, with no slipping of stitches at all.
__________________
Zina

OTN: Eyelet Chemise in Handmaiden Sea Silk (colorway: Midnight). Still. And a purple Donegal Tweed set of fingerless mitts, to try out my new Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles.

Latest FO: A shrug for an Anthropologie swap in beautiful Casbah sock yarn, in Cedar, a dark green semi-solid, my own pattern. Also a quick Noro Silk Garden neckwarmer for my friend Aideen, in a vine lace pattern.


My knitting blog, Another Long Yarn
globaltraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to globaltraveler For This Useful Post:
Anarfea (03-21-2009)
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
Difference between circular needles and straight needles ylimeoe How-to Questions 7 06-28-2012 02:21 PM
Pattern question pair of needles vs circular needles ladyoflake How-to Questions 2 11-24-2010 12:21 PM
Home Made Cable Needles and needles ndaisy How-to Questions 4 10-27-2009 08:33 AM
convert a pattern using circular needles-to straight needles dominique20064 How-to Questions 0 04-20-2007 07:07 PM
circular needles and double-pt needles--interchangeable? Kirin How-to Questions 2 01-13-2006 04:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:44 AM.