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May 4, 2016 00:40:19   #
kabedew
 
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on line and am wondering if anyone has used it. It is a bit pricey for my budget but I think I could maybe ask my three children to chip in and get it for me for my birthday. BUT I don't usually use metal needles. Bamboo and wood are preferred most of the time.

I love the idea that these needles swivel, because any interchangeable sets I have usually end up untwisting on me. And the cubic idea has tremendous appeal because of my weakened hands. But I haven't found any swiveling cubics yet.

What do you all think?
 
May 4, 2016 07:02:04   #
twinkles
 
Here's a detailed review by ElyseKnox. http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-395223-1.html
May 4, 2016 07:29:29   #
WindingRoad
 
kabedew wrote:
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on line and am wondering if anyone has used it. It is a bit pricey for my budget but I think I could maybe ask my three children to chip in and get it for me for my birthday. BUT I don't usually use metal needles. Bamboo and wood are preferred most of the time.

I love the idea that these needles swivel, because any interchangeable sets I have usually end up untwisting on me. And the cubic idea has tremendous appeal because of my weakened hands. But I haven't found any swiveling cubics yet.

What do you all think?
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on lin... (show quote)


Are they the floppy cables or the stiffer cables. IMHO that brand hurt my hands. I like the Knitters Pride. I have some fixed. Like you I am a bamboo lover but the KP's are slick but not slippery. I don't drop stitches with them I think you should try them out either at a LYS or buy one needle and cable to try them. Personally I wouldn't buy them
May 4, 2016 12:57:02   #
gasea
 
I love my pink Kollage DPNs. But when I tried their fixed circulars, first floppy then firm cable, I liked neither for Magic Loop, and I didn't like the part between the tip and the cable.
I don't know about the interchangeable set, but you can buy the tips and cables separately and try before you buy a whole set. Most recommended brands sell tips and cables separately.
I like ChiaoGoo, and with Magic Loop, I only need 5" tips and the longest cables.
May 4, 2016 13:44:52   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
Regardless of how wonderful they are and how well-made, the big question to answer is: Do you like them?

Nobody can answer that for you.

What you need to do is buy a pair of tips and a cable and knit with them for a while.
May 5, 2016 05:33:45   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
kabedew wrote:
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on line and am wondering if anyone has used it. It is a bit pricey for my budget but I think I could maybe ask my three children to chip in and get it for me for my birthday. BUT I don't usually use metal needles. Bamboo and wood are preferred most of the time.

I love the idea that these needles swivel, because any interchangeable sets I have usually end up untwisting on me. And the cubic idea has tremendous appeal because of my weakened hands. But I haven't found any swiveling cubics yet.

What do you all think?
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on lin... (show quote)


ChiaoGoo has bamboo interchangeable needle sets that come with a "spin" type cable ... and will not come apart until you take them apart (unless you did not tighten with the tool).
 
May 5, 2016 06:13:25   #
Laulette
 
The cubic are easy and are not as slick as most metal. The are easier on my thumbs, I.e.hands
May 5, 2016 07:24:23   #
lkb850
 
I love mine. I got them as soon as they came out. This set comes with both 3.5 inch and 5 inch tips. I knit a shawl with the 3.5 inch tips just to see if I could use them and had no problems. This set comes with both types of cords, but I only use the firm. I have never had any problems with using them for magic loop. And the swivel at the cable is great. No tangling. I also have a partial chiaogoo set (I don't have the larger ones). I like them because of the cable, but Kollage is my "go-to" set.
May 5, 2016 09:21:25   #
phyllisab
 
I do most of my knitting with the fixed Kollage cubic needles and I love them. I haven't tried the interchangeable s.
May 5, 2016 09:48:06   #
RobbiD (a regular here)
 
kabedew wrote:
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on line and am wondering if anyone has used it. It is a bit pricey for my budget but I think I could maybe ask my three children to chip in and get it for me for my birthday. BUT I don't usually use metal needles. Bamboo and wood are preferred most of the time.

I love the idea that these needles swivel, because any interchangeable sets I have usually end up untwisting on me. And the cubic idea has tremendous appeal because of my weakened hands. But I haven't found any swiveling cubics yet.

What do you all think?
I found the new Kollage Interchangeable set on lin... (show quote)


I love my Kollage fixed circs. The finish is not to slippery, not too grippy. I have ordered the IC set, but it is now back ordered with an estimated shipping date of August 31st. :( I did order a single set of needle points, and one cable (which are in stock) just to see how they work. Personally, I do not care for the soft "K Kable", too soft and floppy (think overcooked spaghetti), but really like the firm cable. It is soft enough for magic loop, but not too floppy. I am anxiously waiting for order to arrive :)
May 5, 2016 09:49:43   #
RobbiD (a regular here)
 
lkb850 wrote:
I love mine. I got them as soon as they came out. This set comes with both 3.5 inch and 5 inch tips. I knit a shawl with the 3.5 inch tips just to see if I could use them and had no problems. This set comes with both types of cords, but I only use the firm. I have never had any problems with using them for magic loop. And the swivel at the cable is great. No tangling. I also have a partial chiaogoo set (I don't have the larger ones). I like them because of the cable, but Kollage is my "go-to" set.
I love mine. I got them as soon as they came out. ... (show quote)


I am happy to see yet another positive review for the Kollage IC set. I can't wait until the end of August, when they are supposed to be back in stock.
 
Dec 11, 2016 01:50:02   #
Knitcrazydeborah
 
My tool to change the tips broke on the second use. I've ordered another but does anyone know a trick I could use right NOW? 😡
Dec 11, 2016 07:04:06   #
RobbiD (a regular here)
 
Knitcrazydeborah wrote:
My tool to change the tips broke on the second use. I've ordered another but does anyone know a trick I could use right NOW? 😡


I guess that would depend on what part of it broke. If the little "bump" broke off, could you just make a bump out of glue? If one of the "arms" broke, maybe you could position them, one at a time, holding them on place, and then squeeze them? My "McGyver" hubby just suggested to unbend a small paper clip so that you have 2 straight parts, then re-bend into a Triangle sort of shape, with the 2 straight ends forming the base of the triangle. Put the straight ends into the holes and squeeze like the original tool. I can visualize it better than I can explain it, unfortunately I hope this helped. I am now very glad that I ordered extra tools.
Dec 11, 2016 19:48:21   #
Knitcrazydeborah
 
RobbiD wrote:
I guess that would depend on what part of it broke. If the little "bump" broke off, could you just make a bump out of glue? If one of the "arms" broke, maybe you could position them, one at a time, holding them on place, and then squeeze them? My "McGyver" hubby just suggested to unbend a small paper clip so that you have 2 straight parts, then re-bend into a Triangle sort of shape, with the 2 straight ends forming the base of the triangle. Put the straight ends into the holes and squeeze like the original tool. I can visualize it better than I can explain it, unfortunately I hope this helped. I am now very glad that I ordered extra tools.
I guess that would depend on what part of it broke... (show quote)


Hey - Thanks SOooo much! The paper clip trick WORKED!!
Dec 12, 2016 06:46:10   #
RobbiD (a regular here)
 
Knitcrazydeborah wrote:
Hey - Thanks SOooo much! The paper clip trick WORKED!!


I'm so glad. I'm married to a man who can figure out just about anything. He is definitely a McGyver sort of guy LOL He was the one that suggested the paper clip
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