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Old 03-29-2009, 11:49 PM   #21
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I usually tell whom ever I am helping to start with Addi circulars. You pay a little more, but they are a good investment. Also Harmony circulars. They have recently started making straights. There is also a wonderful couple in Oregon that make glass Pyrex needles. They are a treat to own and use. You really have to decide for yourself and good luck and happy knitting. Constance
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:57 AM   #22
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To avoid curling, i wraped the circ. needles with a towel n ironed it, rather to a hot degree n its helped ...little by little its softened.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:45 AM   #23
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My problem with those cheap bamboo circs is that the cord is not just stiff, it's bad-- if you bend it, it kinks, folds in half-- and also badly joined.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:42 PM   #24
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Who all makes interchangeable needles sets? I know of Denise, Boye's, the Knit Picks, and the arm-and-leg-costing new Addi set that's coming soon. Anyone else?
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:59 PM   #25
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I think Clover might; I know someone has a bamboo set that's interchangeable.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:59 PM   #26
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I just bought some Hiya Hiya 8 inch circular needles size 3. with an 8 inch cable, especially for socks and mittens etc... They have good recomendations online, and have reasonable prices and you can buy them in steel, and bamboo, dpns or circular. When I get them I'll post what I think about them.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:16 AM   #27
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Ally and Angie, I just bought the set you are talking about and Angie, like you I love mine. I have purchased other inexpensive bamboo needle sets that were rough and snagged my yarn. I like the fact that the needles have the size stamped on them and they are in individual packs with the size on the outside. So far I have been very satisfied and have been using them almost daily.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:59 PM   #28
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I think Clover might; I know someone has a bamboo set that's interchangeable.
Are you talking about the KA set? I saw it online somewhere once and it cost a crazy amount of money, close to $90.
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Heh, the new Addi interchangeable are either $100 or $150, can't remember which. But no, it was another one that's been out a few years.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #30
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They're $150. So Martha Stewart and Julia Roberts* will buy them. Me? Not so much.



*I read somewhere once that Julia Roberts has been knitting for years.
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