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May 22, 2013 10:53:51   #
tigger2curly
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
I have three different sets from KnitPicks - the acrylic, the nickel plated, and the Harmony woods. I love the needle tips, but have come to distrust their cables. After the second 'failed' cable incident, they answered that a certain percentage of failures was to be expected! I am sure that their change in factory location has more to do with the obviously lousy quality control at the one in India and the resulting flood of complaints and requests for replacements of broken bits.

I won't leave home with a project on their needles, unless I've packed a same-size, different maker's needle in the bottom of the project bag.

I wonder if the new cables are compatible with the older tips? Gotta ask them!:)
I have three different sets from KnitPicks - the a... (show quote)


I had ordered the interchangeable type..the acrylic ones.
I had some needles come loose and when I called them..they are discontinueing these. So I had to go with a different style.
 
May 22, 2013 10:54:23   #
MerinoMEG
 
Dcsmith77 wrote:
Absolutely! I might even buy "Made in Canada" first!
Let's be good neighbors whenever we can.


Thank you. I feel very fortunate to have such a great neighbour as the USA.
May 22, 2013 11:13:50   #
K2P2 knitter
 
Kniter's Pride cables fit the Knit Picks needles. Kniter's Pride were made by the same company as the Knit Picks needles. I wonder if the Kniter's Pride needles and cables will now come from China as well.
May 22, 2013 11:21:43   #
stelli
 
Raybo wrote:
I too am sorry to hear this. I was hoping to complete my set but now I'm afraid to order any more. I wonder if there's any way to get someone at Knit Picks to log on here and read all these comments. It might make a difference??


I think there's a way to contact them listed on their website. I'd do it but I'm about to leave the house for the day to play Mah Jongg. Anyone out there play? I'm sure if they were contacted they'd post something on the site or somehow get some info out to us.
May 22, 2013 11:35:54   #
RavinRed
 
I will just switch over to Knitters Pride if they continue to manufacture the Knit Picks in China with inferior cords....I think this move is pennywise and pound foolish on their part.
May 22, 2013 12:17:20   #
Janana
 
Thank you for letting us know. That is why this group is so great.
 
May 22, 2013 12:24:01   #
cherylthompson (a regular here)
 
mamared1949 wrote:
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with Knit Picks regarding the cables on their fixed circular needles. I have taught myself to knit Magic Loop for socks. I had a us#3 and started there to see if I liked doing it. I have always been impressed with the flexiblity of the cords so I ordered a #2 and #1 Harmony from them.

When I got them and tried to use them the cords were so stiff and non flexible that I called them and they sent me another #2 and low and behold it was the same. So I ordered a Sunstruck just to see if it was any different and it was the very flexible cord that I was looking for.

So yesterday I called and asked for an explanation of the reason and I was told they changed manufacturers and their needles are now made in China and she only had a few Sunstruck from the old manufaturer in India and if I wanted them I should order right away, so I did.

But what I don't under stand is they may get them cheeper by going to China, but what does it do the the confidence that people have in their product? I will not be ordering anymore circulars from Knit Picks. I am very disappointed with this turn of events and thought I should let everyone know about it.

Linda
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May 22, 2013 12:40:14   #
JCF (a regular here)
 
mamared1949 wrote:
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with Knit Picks regarding the cables on their fixed circular needles. I have taught myself to knit Magic Loop for socks. I had a us#3 and started there to see if I liked doing it. I have always been impressed with the flexiblity of the cords so I ordered a #2 and #1 Harmony from them.

When I got them and tried to use them the cords were so stiff and non flexible that I called them and they sent me another #2 and low and behold it was the same. So I ordered a Sunstruck just to see if it was any different and it was the very flexible cord that I was looking for.

So yesterday I called and asked for an explanation of the reason and I was told they changed manufacturers and their needles are now made in China and she only had a few Sunstruck from the old manufaturer in India and if I wanted them I should order right away, so I did.

But what I don't under stand is they may get them cheeper by going to China, but what does it do the the confidence that people have in their product? I will not be ordering anymore circulars from Knit Picks. I am very disappointed with this turn of events and thought I should let everyone know about it.

Linda
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with K... (show quote)


So sorry to learn of this. Glad I ordered a complete set of the Harmony and Sunstruck before the changeover. There were bamboo needles offered on eBay made in China and I'm told by those who got them that while the cords were flexible, they pulled away from the needle with little effort. Frustrating. Hope Knit Picks goes back to its original manufacturer. I too would pay a bit more for better quality.
May 22, 2013 12:40:33   #
bcleveland
 
mamared1949 wrote:
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with Knit Picks regarding the cables on their fixed circular needles. I have taught myself to knit Magic Loop for socks. I had a us#3 and started there to see if I liked doing it. I have always been impressed with the flexiblity of the cords so I ordered a #2 and #1 Harmony from them.

When I got them and tried to use them the cords were so stiff and non flexible that I called them and they sent me another #2 and low and behold it was the same. So I ordered a Sunstruck just to see if it was any different and it was the very flexible cord that I was looking for.

So yesterday I called and asked for an explanation of the reason and I was told they changed manufacturers and their needles are now made in China and she only had a few Sunstruck from the old manufaturer in India and if I wanted them I should order right away, so I did.




But what I don't under stand is they may get them cheeper by going to China, but what does it do the the confidence that people have in their product? I will not be ordering anymore circulars from Knit Picks. I am very disappointed with this turn of events and thought I should let everyone know about it.

Linda
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with K... (show quote)



I just received this note from KnitPicks:
Dear BCleveland,

We did not use a cheaper product, we had hoped this would keep the cables from coming apart from the metal end. We have heard that is not acceptable and are working on another way to use the old type cables and still get them to stay in the cap.

Sincerely,

Daryl
Knit Picks Customer Service
Phone: (800) 574-1323
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FROM: BCleveland
EMAIL:
DATE: 5/22/2013 06:15 AM
SUBJECT: Problem with a product
PRODUCT No:

I have Sunstruck, and harmony interchangeables. I love them, but was sad to hear that you have chosen to use a cheaper way to make the cables for them. This not only makes me sad, but it also makes a lot of my friends on the following web site knitting forum. Now we are wondering if you will compromise more of your products, like yarn. The "new" cables are stiff. We do not like them. We sure hope you change back, as we all love our Knicks interchangeables? http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-171617-1.html Thank you, Beverly


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Hope this helps everyone. It did me, cause I love their needles, and hope they get it all sorted out.
May 22, 2013 12:43:27   #
K2P2 knitter
 
I emailed Knitter's Pride to see if they are also changing to China to get their cables. Will post their reply.
May 22, 2013 12:44:06   #
JCF (a regular here)
 
AmyKnits wrote:
Use the key provided to tighten your needles. I have never had a properly tightened needle unscrew.... You shouldn't either!


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May 22, 2013 13:06:28   #
cainchar (a regular here)
 
I really appreciate this info- as I was considering ordering some! Thanks!

mamared1949 wrote:
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with Knit Picks regarding the cables on their fixed circular needles. I have taught myself to knit Magic Loop for socks. I had a us#3 and started there to see if I liked doing it. I have always been impressed with the flexiblity of the cords so I ordered a #2 and #1 Harmony from them.

When I got them and tried to use them the cords were so stiff and non flexible that I called them and they sent me another #2 and low and behold it was the same. So I ordered a Sunstruck just to see if it was any different and it was the very flexible cord that I was looking for.

So yesterday I called and asked for an explanation of the reason and I was told they changed manufacturers and their needles are now made in China and she only had a few Sunstruck from the old manufaturer in India and if I wanted them I should order right away, so I did.

But what I don't under stand is they may get them cheeper by going to China, but what does it do the the confidence that people have in their product? I will not be ordering anymore circulars from Knit Picks. I am very disappointed with this turn of events and thought I should let everyone know about it.

Linda
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with K... (show quote)
May 22, 2013 13:30:59   #
Knitnutty
 
Oh No I just ordered a set of the interchangeables so I hope I don't have any problems. If I do they are going right back because I don't want frustration while I knit. I'll let you all know how they are.
May 22, 2013 13:41:47   #
K2P2 knitter
 
I just received a reply from Knitter's Pride letting me know they are not changing manufacturers. Their cables will still be flexible. Perhaps we can use their cables until Knit Picks gets their issue resolved.
May 22, 2013 13:42:25   #
TawnyaFletcher
 
Thanks so much for the 'heads up'!
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