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Old 07-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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ACRYLLIC Options From Knit Picks
Just got an email about acryllic options from KP. I haven't heard of these. Are they brand new or has anyone tried them? How do you like them?
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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I just saw them in my new Interweave Knits that came today. I think they're brand new.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:35 PM   #3
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I just got a knit picks e-mail advertising them. Interesting. I don't usually use plastic needles but for those who like them they might be good.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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I started learning on a set of Susan Bates Acrylics.... it sucked..lol I hope these are better!
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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I started on the acrylics straights I picked up at Joanne's and they are very grabby needles but I imagine these are probably smoother than those. It does say on the page that they're meant for people who travel, which means they probably made them because they thought like Denise's, they're not metal and would be airline safe. And they do seem to cost less than the nickel and Harmony sets.
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There's a whole thread about them on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitpicks-lovers/720825/
However, they've just become available so I doubt anyone who doesn't work for KPs has tried them yet.

They're a lot less expensive than the others too.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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They are less expensive; at that price, I'm strongly tempted to order a set, except that if I finally cave in and buy a set of interchangeables, I really don't want acrylic needles.

You know...I wonder what aluminum needles would be like? Aluminum's not that expensive because it's so abundant and it would probably be very lightweight, too.
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Originally Posted by cresmoon View Post
They are less expensive; at that price, I'm strongly tempted to order a set, except that if I finally cave in and buy a set of interchangeables, I really don't want acrylic needles.

You know...I wonder what aluminum needles would be like? Aluminum's not that expensive because it's so abundant and it would probably be very lightweight, too.
I've knit with some US17 aluminums... they were pretty much like the nickel plated as far as grip goes, but much more lightweight, even at the larger size my arms weren't tired like I thought they would be.. (of course I frogged the blanket halfway through it, so.... lol)
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bmay, what brand were those aluminum needles you used?
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The product description says "perfect for beginner ... and stress free travel".

I learned to knit on resin/plastic/acrylic needles (not sure exactly what they were but is was something like that) and they were a little flexible. I think they were good for learning, but it wasn't long before I began trying out other materials, looking for something different.

I might toss a set of tips into my next order, though, because I'm curious and I don't think there is such a thing as "too many needles". However, if they are anything like my starter needles, I don't think they will replace my other Options.
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