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Old 05-20-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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Nickle Plated Needles? Recommend?
I was thinking of trying some of Knit Picks nickle plated DPNs, I hear they help you knit faster, I can use all the help I can get . Do you recommend it? Does the nickle plating wear off? When I mentioned them to DH, he, being more logical than I, said they might. What say you who have used them?
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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I don't like metal DPNs or the length of Knitpicks DPNs in general. However, I can tell you that I haven't had the plating peel off at all.

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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I like mine.

I've seen some sparkles on my work before but I haven't been able to find where it's flaking off if it is and I looked when I first noticed it.
It's probably more likely gold filings from work getting carried into the knitting under a fingernail while taking a break (or knitting when I should be working, depending on how you look at it).
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I have only had mine a few months, but I love them. I almost always have at least one project going on them. I haven't had any problems with the finish. I wasn't used to the shorter length of needle, but now that I have used them for a while I find the longer length awkward. I would buy them again in a heartbeat. I wish they made 00 size. I bought some Inox brand and don't like them as well.
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I've had the KPOs since a few months after Knit Picks started selling them. I love them! I had an issue with one of the needles a while back. It must have been slightly bent when they shipped it, and when I went to use it the plating started chipping off - I think the plating cracked when the needle was bent. Surprisingly, I didn't even touch that specific needle size until maybe a year and a half after I ordered the set. I called Knit Picks about the issue and they replaced both of that size tip, no questions asked, and I didn't have to send anything back. They have great customer service.

Anyway, to answer your original question - other than the broken needle, I haven't had a single issue with the plating coming off, and I've had the needles since...hmm...I don't know, sometime in 2006. Can't remember exactly when they first came out! I wouldn't trade them for any other kind of needle.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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I love mine...and have subsequently sold at least 3 others to buy the same set!

Actually...I am slowly replacing or gaining knit picks nickel plated needles in general...They are just like addys but cheaper!
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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I love my KP nickel-plated DPNs. I'm working on a coffee cup sleeve in the round now with them and they make me so happy :D They are smooth and slick yet I've not had any issue of them slipping out of my work. And I've never had any issue with the finish. I also have the KP nickel-plated interchangeable set and love it all to pieces. No problems with flaking here!
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I'm going to join the KP love fest... I have used several different types of store brand ones and then these ones and I will NEVER go back. I also love their Harmony set. Great if you're a loose knitter and worried about slippage. Best of luck to you.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:47 AM   #9
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I'll agree with the others. I love my KP nickel-plated dpns and circulars. I pretty much use only the nickel-plated dpns. I, too, have noticed some occasional flaking, but can't figure where it's coming from as nothing seems to be wrong with the needles. I only wish they had sharper points like the Harmony wood needles.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:59 AM   #10
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I started out on Bamboo needles and have a nice size collect of wooden needles now. Then one day I needed a needle size but the lys only had it in the metal. So I bought it. I loved it so much I went online to Knit Picks and ordered the set of the metal interchangeable circulars. I love them! The only issue I have is that the needle size starts at #us4 .

My Boye interchangeable set starts at #us2 and goes up to #us 15 where my Knit Picks starts at #us4 and only goes up to #us 11.

Since I got my KP set, I hardly ever use my Boye set. The KP set has a much smoother connection point and the cable is way more flexible .

To anwser one of your questions, I am a slow knitter in general , but it does feel like I can knit a smig faster with the metal needles. I find I have to be extra careful when I lay my knitting down, to make sure I pull the needles through enough so the sts don't fall off.

Now I am working at building up my metal needle collection. I love them!!

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