Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:
 

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting mailing list distribution. Right away, you'll get access to more knitting-related material (pictures, patterns, tips) than contained in all knitting books and magazines you could ever buy. And you'll get all that for free.

You'll be able to talk and share ideas with more knitters than you could meet if you attended all the largest trade shows. And you'll be able to do all that without leaving your house!

Don't delay! Join the best knitting and crochet community on the Internet.

First name:

E-mail address:

It's FREE, and you'll receive my first e-mail right away. Also, you'll get instant access to the most recent topics on our knitting forum: hundreds of great tips from other knitters and crocheters.

(The next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll miss everything covered in it.)

 
Main
Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Page: 1 2 next>>
Jul 29, 2012 12:54:53   #
GroodleMom
 
I am seeing adds for these new needles. They advertise them as flexible and even show one needle bending slightly. Supposedly they are light, warm to the touch as wood is and "flexible".
Wonder if this flexibility is a good thing?
 
Jul 29, 2012 12:59:25   #
Linday
 
Can't say but there are times I wish my needle would bend, just a bit.
Jul 30, 2012 08:14:27   #
Loramarin
 
I am axious to try them. I prefer metal to wood because I knit faster and smoother on metal. However metal is rough on my joints. I think the flexibility of the Karbonz might be a good thing. If it has a good point and yarn slides easily I will get some.
Jul 30, 2012 08:40:26   #
GroodleMom
 
Loramarin wrote:
I am axious to try them. I prefer metal to wood because I knit faster and smoother on metal. However metal is rough on my joints. I think the flexibility of the Karbonz might be a good thing. If it has a good point and yarn slides easily I will get some.


Have you tried the Knit Picks Harmony needles or Knit Pro Symphony? I have those and they are wood but very slick and the tips are very sharp. They feel better to me than the metal and I dont like the "click". Just wondering about the flexibility issue of the Karbonz. Might be worth a try.
Jul 30, 2012 09:21:04   #
DonnieK
 
I don't know, maybe it is just me, but I enjoy the "click" of the metal needles. It is a relaxing sound to me and I know that each one of those clicks takes me closer to the end of the project.
I have tried wood and do not like it. But, I don't do lace knitting so..................
what would I know? I am just an old school knitter anyway.
Jul 30, 2012 09:29:50   #
Yarn Happy
 
DonnieK wrote:
I don't know, maybe it is just me, but I enjoy the "click" of the metal needles. It is a relaxing sound to me and I know that each one of those clicks takes me closer to the end of the project.
I have tried wood and do not like it. But, I don't do lace knitting so..................
what would I know? I am just an old school knitter anyway.


Me too, I think we like what we learned on.
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:29:49   #
Wheat
 
We saw these at TNNA wholesale show in June. They are one of the few things I actually got excited about.

TheHenry (engineer that he is) commented you could probably hammer them into wood and not break them. Not that I am suggesting you try, but only to illustrate they are amazingly strong and better yet are going to be offered in sizes down to 0000

Normally when we bring in a new line, we "over order" the smaller sizes because of breakage. We did, but in a much smaller quantity because we just don't see this being an issue as it is with other products.

Truly an amazing product. We will be replacing all our Clover Knitting Needles with Knitter's Pride lines over the coming year. I think between the Pony and KP we really will be able to meet most needs.

We had an opportunity to sit down with the principles of the company at the show and I was truly impressed by their gracious but business like attitude.

Which reminds me, need to go call the distributor and find out where they are.

Enjoy The Making

Wheat
Jul 30, 2012 13:27:15   #
Loramarin
 
Thank you Wheat for your assessment of the Karbonz. I eagarly try new things. I find I use different needles for different projects. Never enough needles!
Jul 30, 2012 19:09:23   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
The sense I'm getting from these in the flexible idea is that they are stiff, but not unyielding. Stiff enough to knit with easily, but have some give in the same way that walking on a wood floor gives as opposed to a cement floor.

If you don't think there's a difference there, you should spend a day standing and walking on each kind of floor, then you'd see the difference.
Aug 1, 2012 06:17:02   #
Torti
 
Where can I buy these needles. I live in Western Australia. I spent the last 6 months in Tasmania and saw the symphony needles and thought they were lovely. But I don't know if I can knit with them. I can no longer knit with metal needles and don't like bamboo. I love knitting with steel lined plastic coated needles so think the flexibility of pride karbonz may be just right for me. Is there a website where I can look for these needles. Thank you Torti
Aug 1, 2012 08:50:20   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
Look fot Knitters Pride needles. The page has all their needle lines. Just click on Karbonz.

They will be out in US stores in September. I don't know if or when they'll be available elsewhere.

They may not be a complete answer for you. At this point, they have no plans to make needles larger than US size 4 available.
 
Aug 1, 2012 09:14:14   #
GroodleMom
 
lostarts wrote:
Look fot Knitters Pride needles. The page has all their needle lines. Just click on Karbonz.

They will be out in US stores in September. I don't know if or when they'll be available elsewhere.

They may not be a complete answer for you. At this point, they have no plans to make needles larger than US size 4 available.


FYI:
They are available on WEBS now but only as single straight or circular needles and DP needles.
They do have sizes larger than size 4.
I am hoping they will make interchangables.
Knit PIcks also has new needles. They are made of birch so they are a light color. I supposed they listened to the complaints about using Harmony needles with dark yarn.
The difference I see between the new birch needles and the standard Harmony needles is that they do not have a tip as sharp as the Harmonies.
Aug 1, 2012 14:41:55   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
GroodleMom wrote:
lostarts wrote:
Look fot Knitters Pride needles. The page has all their needle lines. Just click on Karbonz.

They will be out in US stores in September. I don't know if or when they'll be available elsewhere.

They may not be a complete answer for you. At this point, they have no plans to make needles larger than US size 4 available.


FYI:
They are available on WEBS now but only as single straight or circular needles and DP needles.
They do have sizes larger than size 4.
I am hoping they will make interchangables.
Knit PIcks also has new needles. They are made of birch so they are a light color. I supposed they listened to the complaints about using Harmony needles with dark yarn.
The difference I see between the new birch needles and the standard Harmony needles is that they do not have a tip as sharp as the Harmonies.
quote=lostarts Look fot Knitters Pride needles. T... (show quote)


Webs has the needles listed online, but if you actually read it, it says you can pre-order them. They are NOT available anywhere at this time, although they will be soon. The distributor said they'll be out in September, but they'll try to get them out in the stores sooner if they can. They did do a limited pre-production, because some people at a knitting and fiberarts show have already been able to see them and try them, so they can do reviews in advance of actual availability.
May 11, 2013 00:40:52   #
Ozgate
 
Morris and Sons in Sydney & Melbourbe have the Karbonz needles, but their prices are expensive, have also come across some on eBay.
May 11, 2013 00:40:54   #
Ozgate
 
Morris and Sons in Sydney & Melbourbe have the Karbonz needles, but their prices are expensive, have also come across some on eBay.
Page: 1 2 next>>
          
Main
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.