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Old 11-09-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Best Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle Set?
I saw the Boye Interchangeable circ set at Michaels the other day and am seriously contemplating buying it. But before I do, I thought I'd see if anyone has any pearls of wisdom, personal experience, or advice about this brand or brands of circular sets.

If it helps, I:
- Mostly make hats with circs
- Am also fine with DPns
- Am a bit rough when I knot
- Prefer metal to wood

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Old 11-09-2009, 05:08 PM   #2
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Not to be unhelpful, but did you check the forum? This subject comes up at least once a month and there's probably a dozen threads on the topic. You can do a search on 'interchangeable' and that should bring them up.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, tons of threads already in here. Here's a few.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=94880
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=94277
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:18 AM   #4
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best interchangeable crc
my knitting group use and like denise interchangeable circ....50.00 on amazon,no s/h charge....
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:27 PM   #5
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However, if you mainly knit hats, you won't get an interchangeable that's short enough.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:21 AM   #6
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Hiya Hiya sets do come with 16" cable, just for clarification. A google search will lead you to their website
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:05 PM   #7
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If the cable is 16", then you need to add the length of the needles to that.

I've found that the KnitPicks 16" fixed circulars are very nice.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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I love my Denise as well. I use them for almost everything except socks. I still like the old fashioned way with DPNs.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:48 PM   #9
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I have a kit from 25 years ago.....K and L or something like that. I have every size from 2-12 and lots of plastic wire to make almost anything. The needles screw into the wire. I also still use the DPN's for socks and hats. I like the kit over the straight needles as it packs smaller for when I'm traveling. I haven't seen any of the new kits but it was a good investment for me. I haven't bought any needles in a long long long time
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #10
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As I have mentioned many times before...I will not touch Boyes with a 100 ft pole...

I would be just as well off knitting with rusty nails!

But that is IMO...there are others that like them....
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