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Stitchberry needles
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Jan 19, 2013 15:29:37   #
Has any one had experience with Stitchberry needles? They are $3.99 for any size including circs. Free shipping. I just purchased 2 sets of Clover circs from Michael's at a whopping price of $28. I'm thinking of returning and purchasing the Stitchberry bamboo circs. This is the link:
Jan 19, 2013 15:52:18   #
Yarn Happy (a regular here)
I got some of the double points last week, they are very similar to the clover, the finish on the clover is a little smoother, but I plan to hit them with steel wool and wax them good, then there should be little to no difference. The only thing I like better about the clover is they offer a 7" which is nice. So many times it seems like the 6" is too short and the 8" is just to long.
Jan 19, 2013 15:59:32   #
Thank you Yarn Happy. It really looks like a good deal. I'm hoping the cables are strong and secure.
Jan 19, 2013 21:35:44   #
I purchased the crochet hook set, knitting needles, and circular needles.
the first 2 sets I have used quite a bit and the circs I just received.
I really ike the straights and crochet hooks
And the knitting needles came with 2 sets of #2 and no's, I emailed the company right away and I had the set of 's in 2 days.
Will order more
Jan 20, 2013 06:35:04   #
A few months ago I purchased an entire set of Stitchberry bamboo needles to use for Magic Loop. I've used them to knit mittens and a hat. I like them better than the Clover I have.
Jan 20, 2013 08:46:14   #
Do they have sharp points?
Jan 20, 2013 09:22:30   #
msusanc wrote:
Do they have sharp points?

No, the points are not sharp. They're a good value.
Jan 20, 2013 09:23:12   #
Thank u ladies. I have placed my order.
Jan 20, 2013 11:23:16   #
I just ordered several of the 60" and 48" circular needles from Stitchberry for $4.99 and several circular needles size 16" for $3.99, I'll let you know the quality as soon as I get them.
Jan 20, 2013 12:22:28   #
If you wanted sharper ones for say lace knitting you could always use some emery paper on them.
Whilst on holiday i broke a needle tip and resharpened it with an emery board from my manicure kit.
Jan 20, 2013 12:41:45   #
My first attempt was with Clover..pricey.......ok, Then I tried Stitchberry......less $ and better, I polish with wax paper. I treally love the Rosewood..........I have the straits, but they don't come in circulars. I prefer wood over metal.
Jan 20, 2013 12:51:13   #
Good to know! I haven't heard of the brand. I bought some wood circulars online at a great price, they were junk. The cables didn't look strong enough to hold a dishcloth. I got what I paid for sadly. I will check these out.
Jan 20, 2013 13:17:25   #
lizmaxwell wrote:
If you wanted sharper ones for say lace knitting you could always use some emery paper on them.
Whilst on holiday i broke a needle tip and resharpened it with an emery board from my manicure kit.

Good idea -- thanks!
Jan 20, 2013 14:21:26   #
Lizmaxwell...just gotta say I LOVE your picture! Good information as well!
Jan 20, 2013 16:56:10   #
I have never used bamboo before, are they as durable as say the plastic? All my knitting needles and crochet hooks are metal, I have used plastic on a plane before, but gave those away...
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