Are you " ruined" for other needles?
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Just wondering..... after you have tried a specificity of needles, are you " ruined" when it comes to going back to your old variety of needles? I have a large tackle box almost bursting at the seams with quite a few brands of METAL and Plastic needles, but after buying and using my new Knit Picks Rosewood needles, I use the older metal or plastic needles only when I have no other options. I like that very slight " drag" when knitting with the Rosewood needles.
I haven't been ruined yet, because I have resisted the urge to purchase a set of those beautiful coloured wooden double points....I love the colours. I will ruin myself one day though I am sure. :)
I like the sharp needle points on the Knit Picks Harmony. After continuous use the coating seem to be coming off. Like you I did keep my old needles when I run into a jam.
Yes. So much so that i got rid of all others.
I keep going back to my Karnations. Combination of Boye tips and Chiaogoo cables. I have lots of needles, but if I were trapped in a storm shelter, I'd want my Karnations....
I presume that you are talking about Knit Picks " rainbow wood " needles? They really are pretty,but I found them to not have as much drag as the rosewood needles. Could be the finish on the rainbow wood needles is slightly slicker.
I started out on circulars with KnitPicks Options, the The Harmony Wood ones. After much use, I still find them great for smoothness, nice points, flexible cable and long lasting.
I'm glad to hear you like the Rosewood because I was thinking of getting them.
I agree with you one hundred percent. Love the Rosewood.
These Karnation needles are a blend of the two brands of needles? I have an old set of Boye interchangeable, with those awful white tubular cables. The brand of cables you mentioned.... are they rather expensive? Are there any other, cheaper brands of cables which will fit the Boye tips? Ahhh, boy, getting excited here, because I sorta have a sentimental attachment to my old Boys tips......might still be able to use them,but with new cables.
Yes, I have metal dpns that I probably will never use (but keep them because they are unusual sizes that I never see locally). I prefer wood or bamboo dpns. I have straight needles I never use (prefer circular) but kept because my best friend is an "occasional knitter who prefers straights. No point in her buying needles when I almost every size. I find Addi turbos slicker than HiYa HiYa sharps and that minimal difference means fewer dropped stitches for me.
The only ones I don't like are the extremely pointed wooded needles. Ouch!
My answer is the polar opposite to everyone else. I have a large selection of type and price range circulars, including cubic BUT my favorites are the cheapest ones I have, a set of 16 bamboo, sharp tips that I got from Amazon for less than $5 for the whole set, including shipping. One tip out of the entire bunch was a bit rough but I took care of it in a minute with a small piece of brown paper bag (best ultra fine sandpaper ever).
Since buying my Chiaogoo interchangeable sets I don't like to use any others....I did buy a cheap set of bamboo fixed circular needle's from eBay (13 sizes for under $10) to see if I liked using Bamboo, they seem pretty good....a couple are a bit rough but wax paper has helped
I was thinking of buying the Bamboo tips in Chiaogoo for the sizes I use most....but may just look for the set in small sizes, as it's usually cheaper to buy in abset. That way I will get extra cords and another case to store them all in nicely
Lol, I find that I have SHarpened the tips on some of my smaller Ridgewood needle tips, using a very fine jeweler' file. I do this because sometimes the tip is simply too blunt to enter the stitch on the left hand needle.
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I use my ChiaoGoo stainless set almost exclusively. I have added a few of their bamboo tips as needed for specific projects with ‘slippery’ yarns. The bamboo is quite nice also.