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Dec 5, 2013 08:19:35   #
MrsC
 
Keeping in mind that I just bought my Dreamz needles, I also have Hya Hya sharpies--I was doing my devotional this morning and the topic was "GETTING MY WANTER FIXED" Boy, do I need to do that. When it comes to knitting and crocheting, my wanter sure is broken.
 
Dec 5, 2013 08:26:30   #
J-Jean
 
I have started with the Boye NeedleMaster. I used a 50% off coupon at Joann's, which made the kit very inexpensive. I am new to circular knitting. I am happy with this set, but hope to graduate to a more luxurious set in the future.
Dec 5, 2013 08:28:02   #
Pat FP
 
I received Addi Click needles for Christmas last year and I really like them, I am currently visiting family and did not bring them. I travel a lot but don,t take my Addis because a friend had her needles taken in airport security. I was in the adjacent line and they let me take mine, she had to return to the ticket counter and check hers.
The harmony set sound interesting. I just finished a couple of watercolor commissions so I may treat myself to a set.
Dec 5, 2013 08:28:08   #
Pat FP
 
I received Addi Click needles for Christmas last year and I really like them, I am currently visiting family and did not bring them. I travel a lot but don,t take my Addis because a friend had her needles taken in airport security. I was in the adjacent line and they let me take mine, she had to return to the ticket counter and check hers.
The harmony set sound interesting. I just finished a couple of watercolor commissions so I may treat myself to a set.
Dec 5, 2013 08:28:35   #
Avigayil
 
Chiao goo goes from 2-15!
Dec 5, 2013 08:28:36   #
Avigayil
 
Chiao goo goes from 2-15!
 
Dec 5, 2013 09:07:21   #
Ronie
 
kordy wrote:
...so many needles. Where do I start:) I'll just have to try a few and see where it takes me!


Welcome to the forum kordy... this is what I ended up doing and I am very happy... I started off with fixed circular bamboo needles... Ok let me back up.. I started off with what was given to me.. the old aluminum straight needles.. perfectly fine needles... but the cat and dogs plus the hubby didn't like getting hit with them as I was knitting.. so I went to the drug store and got some Susan Bates Quick Silvers.. fine needles again but I was going broke buying the right sizes all the time... so I got my bamboo's... Love them but the cords are tubes and not very good for all knitting... I knew I had to do some home work..
So I bought the Try Me set from Knit Picks and Knitters Pride.. I found out what needles I didn't care for and what I liked..
About the same time I realized how I liked to knit and what works best for me and then I was able to decide what would be the perfect set for me!!! LOL and now I will let you know as a knitter we need "Perfect" sets for Lace, Fair Isle, magic loop, bulky yarns, etc...... but the set I have works very well with most all my knitting needs.. I just want some fine lace tip needles... all in good time right?? :)
Dec 5, 2013 09:09:14   #
Ronie
 
MrsC wrote:
Keeping in mind that I just bought my Dreamz needles, I also have Hya Hya sharpies--I was doing my devotional this morning and the topic was "GETTING MY WANTER FIXED" Boy, do I need to do that. When it comes to knitting and crocheting, my wanter sure is broken.


oh I love that!!!! I need to fix my wanter too... :)
Dec 5, 2013 09:14:04   #
Lizruork
 
well as most have noted ... this is a pretty personnel question!!
meanwhile just wnated to say that interweave winter 2013 has the best comparison of interchangeables qualities laid out in a couple of neat tables.... what sizes what size cords what materials and how sharp etcetc...

just wanted to add that i use a bamboo set from japan called KA which i bought online and have added to from various sources . KA needle tips start at size 0... they sell 4 and 5 and 2 inch long tips and you can customize your own cable lengths quite easily... i love them but for some projects i wanted sharper points and recently got a set of hiyahiya sharps in 5 inches... it is taking a bit to get used to longer and slipperier needles again but i think they will be a good investment...
Dec 5, 2013 09:21:35   #
SueJoyceTn
 
Not sure I want my wanter fixed *grin*
Dec 5, 2013 10:31:12   #
RandyPandy (a regular here)
 
So what is the difference between using a 4" or 5" needle?
 
Dec 5, 2013 11:05:56   #
cbektas
 
I wanted interchangeable circs so bad but would never be able to afford the really good ones that everyone seems to favor. I had a 50% off coupon for ACMoore so I went in to look at yarn. I saw a set of Denise interchangeables for $60. I had read mixed reviews about them but with the coupon they would only be $30 so I figured that was a good price, one I could afford. I have made several large things with them and have had no problems. They are plastic tips that are so smooth and light and don't come apart and the cords are thin enough and flexible. They came with several cord lengths and couplers to make any length you need. The size range is US 5-11. I love knitting with them!
Dec 5, 2013 11:31:10   #
mlsolcz
 
Go to a yarn shop and ask them to show you different brands of interchangeable needles. That way you can get a feel for them. Only you can decided what you like.
Dec 5, 2013 12:11:54   #
knittingneedles
 
I started with knipicks and symphonies but in truth love my fixed needles. I have signatures and have different needles for different yarns and projects. Over the years have collected different brands and styles. For socks my favs are a pair of 00 that I brought in China that cost 35 cents. I think they are Chiaogoo but made for the Chinese market because they have the same cable but it's not red. I want more of those needles. Like them better than the Signature ones.

As time goes on, you will find which needles you love best for which job. I collect needles almost as much as I collect yarn!!!
Dec 5, 2013 12:13:57   #
Jalsh
 
Denise needles are awesome and they click together not screw together so they won't unscrew when you are knitting and are super smooth at the join-VERY important! I hope that this helps.
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