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Old 04-18-2010, 12:45 PM   #11
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To tighten the Hiya Hiya I use one of the jar lid tightener pads. Part on the needle and part on the cable. So far I have not had any problems so far and like the ability to get needle that are 4 inches (10 CM). I knit socks and dislike the longer needles of the other interchangeable.

You may want to stop by Raverly and check into the Hiya Hiya forum. And I know that the people at Hiya Hiya read it. It would be good for them to hear from there customers.

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Old 04-18-2010, 10:16 PM   #12
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I already posted there and I've had previous correspondence with the rep. That said, I'm still having issues with the replacements also coming undone. I'm really not satisfied with their claim that the needles stay connected.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #13
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I have the Addi Clicks and have never had any issues at all.
None of my Addi's have ever given my any issues.

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Old 05-10-2010, 12:40 PM   #14
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Finally got them to tighten
I sure wish the KP's came with a smaller cord. I'm making a cute little hat for my niece and just couldn't keep going on my circs without going down a size on the cord. My Denise circs do have really, really small cords, but they're also the thickest of all the sets I own. So, out came the Hiya Hiya's. The smallest cord I have is 16" and it's even thinner than my KP's. More importantly I FINALLY GOT THEM TO QUIT COMING UNDONE. I used every method I ever came across to tighten them and they still came apart. As I was washing vegetables in the sink this morning I decided to try the thick rubber band that comes on broccoli. I wrapped it around the needle and the join and turned quite hard. I've now been knitting for an hour and they haven't come undone. Normally they've been coming apart almost constantly. I still don't like how short the needles are (about 3"), but they're perfect for doing small rounds. I'll use them for the flowers I'm going to knit for the cap as well as the attached I-cord above and below the lace panel I put just above the rim. Wish I could find an easy horizontal cable, but I'm not very good at cabling and didn't find one anyway.

I've had my KP's come apart once. I own options and the harmony set. I will never, ever own Addi's because (in my opinion) they are waay over priced. I'll just keep sending suggestions to the KP people to make smaller cords.

Now hopefully I can figure out why my digital camera isn't working so I can post pictures of the hat I'm working on as well as the brioche baby afghan I'm almost done with. Yes, I finally got it figured out. I'm just a bit burned out on it at the moment and needed a quick fix. The hat is almost done (except for the finishing touches) and has taken less than 24 hours to do. My own pattern too.
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