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Nov 2, 2014 17:59:41   #
starryblu
 
i'm sure this question has been asked before, so i apologize. what do you consider the best brand of bamboo knitting needles? i got my first pair of circular bamboo needles, and i am in love! now i'd like to know the best brand, so i can start a collection of them.

also, are there any that have a more flexible cable? (is cable the right word?) mine always seem to eventually curl after i have straightened them, and they get into some funky sorta curls while i'm knitting as well..

thanks for the input!
 
Nov 2, 2014 18:04:03   #
cindye6556
 
That's like asking which child is your favorite! There are as many opinions on this are there are knitters that use them. To that end I'm posting a link for previous discussions here forum:

http://www.knittingparadise.com/search.jsp?q=bamboo+needles&u=&s=0
Nov 2, 2014 18:16:52   #
Frogger
 
I buy mine from Ebay -- 18 pairs for $10 and fee shipping ---they are fixed cables but I have 3 sets and the cables are like thin tubing that is the most flexible I have ever seen!! Never had a problem with them and love them!
Nov 2, 2014 18:27:01   #
CrochetorKnit
 
I love the Brittany brand of needles best - HOWEVER - better than bamboo I prefer Susan Bates' Quicksilver gray coated aluminum, having used the crochet hooks for years, I've found that they make knitting needles also and I'm beginning my collection of those - anyone else like them?????
Nov 2, 2014 18:29:14   #
grandmatimestwo (a regular here)
 
I am saving up for the Addi bamboo interchangeables. A friend has them and loves them.
Nov 2, 2014 18:34:30   #
dearyou37
 
I really like Clover bamboo needles. They're very smooth to knit with and warm up nicely in your hands, and they aren't slippery at all. The cables on the circulars relax to be nicely flexible as well.
 
Nov 2, 2014 18:35:16   #
starryblu
 
cindye6556 wrote:
That's like asking which child is your favorite! There are as many opinions on this are there are knitters that use them. To that end I'm posting a link for previous discussions here forum:

http://www.knittingparadise.com/search.jsp?q=bamboo+needles&u=&s=0


well i figured everyone has an opinion on this :) which is what i was hoping to hear. i don't know much about needles, so i figured i would learn something.

i actually did do a search here for bamboo needles, and read quite a few posts...so i decided to just ask.

(and p.s. i always tell each of my children that they are my favorite. they think it's funny)
Nov 2, 2014 18:45:56   #
Beachkc
 
I ordered the set of ChisoGoo when someone on KP gave us the heads up on a great sale price. I love the needles and the cord. What I love most is that the cords swivel. That is a fantastic feature so you don't have to spend time making the cord behave. It is flexible enough for magic look.
Nov 2, 2014 19:01:18   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Before you purchase any more needles, test drive the various types at your local yarn shops. There is no one needle for every situation and every type of yarn. And most if not all bamboo needles do not come with lace tips. This makes doing the various lace stitch combinations more difficult...ktbl, ptbl, k3tog, etc.

Many find the Knitter's Pride interchangeable woods very good. Go to "search" on this site and read, read, read.

Needles are like bras and shoes. They must be comfortable for you. This is why we have so many different types.
Nov 2, 2014 20:10:02   #
rainie (a regular here)
 
Frogger wrote:
I buy mine from Ebay -- 18 pairs for $10 and fee shipping ---they are fixed cables but I have 3 sets and the cables are like thin tubing that is the most flexible I have ever seen!! Never had a problem with them and love them!

I love mine, too, but the purists are going to downgrade us for using 'those cheap Chinese needles'. I did have to superglue one cable end back on, but I love them. 16 inch, 30 inch and 40 inch
Nov 3, 2014 06:34:44   #
gayleH
 
I recently got a set of Chiagoo interchangeable bamboos and I love them!! The cord rotates when you knit and is very pliable and the tips are nice and pointy. The needles themselves develop a nice patina as you use them and are just slippery enough to move knitting along. I highly recommend them.
 
Nov 3, 2014 06:38:26   #
cydneyjo
 
I love my Chaio Goo bamboo needles.
Nov 3, 2014 06:47:30   #
lenorehf
 
gayleH wrote:
I recently got a set of Chiagoo interchangeable bamboos and I love them!! The cord rotates when you knit and is very pliable and the tips are nice and pointy. The needles themselves develop a nice patina as you use them and are just slippery enough to move knitting along. I highly recommend them.


I have the cheap ones too. My problem with them is the yarn sticks and I constantly have to push the stitches forward. I broke down and got the Harmony and love them. I use the cheapies as a back-up
Nov 3, 2014 08:49:28   #
Ronie
 
CrochetorKnit wrote:
I love the Brittany brand of needles best - HOWEVER - better than bamboo I prefer Susan Bates' Quicksilver gray coated aluminum, having used the crochet hooks for years, I've found that they make knitting needles also and I'm beginning my collection of those - anyone else like them?????


I was just thinking yesterday that if I could get some crochet hooks in the quicksilver coating I would... where did you find yours?? I have had my needles for almost 4 years now!! I am going to the Susan Bates site now :) :) :) I love how smooth they are...

I get my bamboo needles from eknittingneedles.com they are inexpensive and very good quality.. they have better cables now so they are even better!! they come in so many sizes you will be hard pressed to not have the right needle for any job you are doing :)
Nov 3, 2014 09:20:21   #
MindyT (a regular here)
 
dearyou37 wrote:
I really like Clover bamboo needles. They're very smooth to knit with and warm up nicely in your hands, and they aren't slippery at all. The cables on the circulars relax to be nicely flexible as well.


I use them too and love them. Warm, non slip! What's not to like. And good price too.
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