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Oct 30, 2011 11:33:49   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
I have a Boye set which I used a few times and never had a problem with them, tips never came off, no problems with the cables. I have read many threads here on the forum and have learned a lot about all of the different needle sets available.

I guess it is just a matter of how much you want to spend and what material needles you are more comfortable knitting with.
 
Oct 30, 2011 11:46:04   #
egarrett
 
You are so right - those of you who mention the pins - that is the "key" to the problem with interchangeables like Boye and Knit Picks. That's why the Boye set comes with a little gripper, too, so you can get a good tight fit. Once I learned how to tighten them, I had NO problems with them coming loose. I bought a pair of Addi tips and cables to give them a try and while the locking mechanism they're known for works very well, the tips at the joint do hang up on the yarn. :-( Not worth the difference in price between Boye and Addi to have "locking" cables and tips (and I thought LONG and HARD about this).
Oct 30, 2011 12:29:54   #
Homeshppr
 
chaplainesr wrote:
There should have been a thin elongated pin included with your accessories with a little circle at top. When you attach tip to cable insert point into holes going all the way thru and turn to tighten. This swill solve your problem.
I bought my knit picks while on vacation in kill devil hills nc. My knitting came apart twice before I went to my local place. They showed me what to do... no problems since....love my knitpicks and my addis.
Hope this helps


If you've lost--or just don't have--your tightening pin tool, try using a regular-sized paper clip. I keep a couple of extras in my interchageables' bag--just in case.
Oct 30, 2011 12:48:32   #
egarrett
 
Homeshppr wrote:
chaplainesr wrote:
There should have been a thin elongated pin included with your accessories with a little circle at top. When you attach tip to cable insert point into holes going all the way thru and turn to tighten. This swill solve your problem.
I bought my knit picks while on vacation in kill devil hills nc. My knitting came apart twice before I went to my local place. They showed me what to do... no problems since....love my knitpicks and my addis.
Hope this helps


If you've lost--or just don't have--your tightening pin tool, try using a regular-sized paper clip. I keep a couple of extras in my interchageables' bag--just in case.
quote=chaplainesr There should have been a thin e... (show quote)


Me, too. It's a little "soft" for a real tight twist, but great for emergency.
Oct 30, 2011 12:52:27   #
freckles
 
patchworkwench wrote:
Rather than spend the money for a whole bunch of separate circular needles, I'd like to find a set with interchangeable tips. Thanks for contacting me if you have a set for sale. Metal, bamboo or plastic is ok.


I've been knitting for over 60 years and think I have owned at one time or another, every brand of needle, both straight, circular and varied lengths. For me, hands down, knit picks gets my vote. The Addi's are lovely but the cables are not as flexible as I like and they have memory that means soaking in hot/warm water everytime I go to use them. The Knit Pick cables are the best I have used. As far as the connection goes on the interchangeable, make sure to use the pin to tighten and a gripper of some type to hold the needle (I use a piece of the plastic shelf liners). I have never had them come undone and only once had a cable come unglued..... due to my own pulling too hard on the cable. Knit Picks replaced, but also suggested regluing which I did. Needle is still good as new.
It's Knit Picks for me without a doubt... both Harmony and Nickel depending on what yarn I'm using. Good luck with whatever you choose.
Oct 30, 2011 13:56:14   #
Ali9407
 
Yesterday I went to Michaels. They had a one day sale for one item 50% off. The set of Boye interchangable was $70. I got them for $35. I think I did well.
 
Oct 30, 2011 17:01:09   #
chickkie (a regular here)
 
I have the KnitPicks needles too, and they are THE BEST for magic loop in their smaller sizes for socks, gloves etc.

I had many problems with the interchangeable ones. The plastic cable came out of the metal part that screws into the needles. It has happened on most of the cables, and even some of the ones they replaced. I hope they have improved the glue that was used to put the cable in place. My husband was able to fix some of them for me, and I really do like the feel of the needle tips as well.

I also have the Denise needles, but I hardly ever use them now.

I use nothing but circular needles, and have a good supply. My favorite are the older nylon circulars. I pick those up whenever I see them.
Oct 30, 2011 17:03:44   #
chickkie (a regular here)
 
I sometimes use my earring as a tool to hold the needle when trying to tighten it. Works in an emergency!
Oct 30, 2011 17:32:55   #
cowgirljl
 
I have a set of Boyd that I paid 69.00 for 2 months ago and don't use them..thought I would but I do most of my work on the bond..would be glad to sell to you for 35.00 plus shipping..


Oct 30, 2011 19:31:38   #
lannieb
 
I have a brand new set of Zephyr Interchangeable needles from Knitpicks. They are wonderful needles I just do not use them.... I love the Nickel plated ones and always use them. All the tips work with the cables. The set is complete, and as I said Brand new.. I will sell them to you for $30 plus shipping.
Thanks
Lee Ann

P.S. I bought them just to see if I would like them, and I like the Nickel more.
Nov 7, 2011 02:07:51   #
Norene
 
Hi I would like to know if your interchangeable set is still available? I would like to buy them please.Call me at 626-378-8178 Norene
 
Nov 8, 2011 21:52:57   #
lannieb
 
Norene wrote:
Hi I would like to know if your interchangeable set is still available? I would like to buy them please.Call me at 626-378-8178 Norene


I am sorry Norene, they have been sold.
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