Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-06-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
Squeakee
Casting On
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 21
Thanks: 7
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Needle recommendations
Hi All,
I am knitting a baby blanket for a co-worker. It's a pretty pattern recommended by a friend (Soft as a Cloud Baby Blanket), very easy to do. Except, I have to use circular needles and that's where I am running into problems.

#1 the needle and cord separated...easy to fix with super glue (using bamboo needles)

#2 noticed that when the needle is in the right hand I tend to bend the cord where it meets needle and the edge of the needle seems to be cutting the cord

I am working on changing the way I hold the needles (when I remember)

Can anyone recommend other needles? I know about the Addi, but are there less expensive needles out there that may work better?

In case I forget to say it . You ROCK!!! I have learned so much by just reading the post. Thank you All.
Squeakee is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 07-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Clover's may not have this problem, or you may like metal boye or susan bates needles which have a curved part between the needle and the cord. If yours are the ones that have tubing for the cord instead of a thinner plastic one, just about any other type may work better for you.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
cresmoon
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 107
Thanks: 19
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Because this topic has come up so many times (in fact, we really should have some of the needle discussion threads pinned to the forum IMO), here's a plethora of past threads that may help:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/se...archid=6270370
cresmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
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
first project recommendations? irishgirl General Knitting 9 06-26-2008 10:40 PM
yarn recommendations please =) jeanius80 General Knitting 2 02-27-2007 12:15 AM
first sock recommendations? loveswildflowers Pattern Central 2 01-18-2007 10:28 AM
New to knitting... recommendations? Gypsy How-to Questions 5 02-01-2006 08:25 PM
Boucle stitch/needle recommendations? HamaLee How-to Questions 5 01-18-2006 10:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.