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Old 05-04-2010, 01:55 PM   #11
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Holy cow addi's are expensive. Glad I discovered the knitpicks first. I have options and harmony and love them both. I also own Denise and Hiya Hiya and use my KP's almost exclusively. I use my Denise when I want to knit something really small in the round or when I've got something very, very large. I wish KP would figure out a way to join cables together the way the Denise needles do and make some smaller cords. They Hiya Hiya's have really, really short needles which I found awkward and I had issues with them coming apart no matter how I tightened them. Just my experience I know people that have never had it happen and I've had it happen with just about every set of circs at one time or another.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by JLonier View Post
Holy cow addi's are expensive....
Yes they are expensive, and sadly, they're not perfect for every project either. I actually haven't found a brand that covers all bases.

I am working on the Allegra Jacket now, and using Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-ply...and started out using the Addi Clicks. Had to discontinue using them cuz the Woolie Silk hung up or snagged going over the join. D***.

Believe it or not, I switched to a vintage pair of silvery green Susan Bates circs. It is (30") US6 and is my fav of favs! Just the right tip, and the cord is very compliant! Oy vey!
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:09 PM   #13
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I wish KP would figure out a way to ..... make some smaller cords. They Hiya Hiya's have really, really short needles which I found awkward
That's the problem you're going to find with any interchangeables in shorter lengths; the needles have got to be really short in order to have enough cord that will curve around and still not be too long an overal length.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:17 AM   #14
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I mostly use circular knitting needles when I knit. I find them easier to use. I prefer the bamboo ones, in my opinion they're great. The brand I use is Clover.
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Hi! Here's where I give my usual rave about KP's nickel plated Options! They are AWESOME!!! For some weird reason or other I picked up another pair of needles I have here and it was like stepping into an alternate reality or something! Believe it, I scurried right back to the Options and breathed a big sight of relief.

Between the quality of the Options set and the amazing Knit Picks customer service you can't go wrong!

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