I WAS SOOOOOOOO WRONG....I HATE THESE NEEDLES.
Thought I liked them, but no! The unconnected needle is always dropping when turning work, not a huge deal but annoying! And the toggle thingy that you can slide up and down the cable is forever catching the yarn which results in a tangle. And the price bounces around in my head when I am aggravated by these needles. I think $29.95!
Had I only asked for opinions before I bought...could have made my own as suggested. I am gonna write and ask to return.
I have never heard of these needles, good to have your opinion
I WAS SOOOOOOOO WRONG....I HATE THESE NEEDLES. br ... (
I'm not aware of this brand/style of needles either. Wonder what other reviewers are saying...
Thanks for heads up! Probably would not have bought them anyway, but sure not now.
Never saw these anywhere - thanks for the heads up so I won't be tempted when I do.
There was another thread including these needles. They are a remake of some vintage ones. Others don't like this style either.
As mentioned by another member, these are NOT an entirely new product. Clover brand bamboo flex knitting needles
have been around for years, but are not often used anymore as many knitters have discovered that circular needles can be easily used for knitting large flat projects such as afghans. I once had a pair of these. Pictures of the Clover brand straight knitting needles with flexible cord extenders are still easily found online, including on Amazon
, and on Martha Stewart's website
Skip the hype of My Two Ladies adjustable straight knitting needle system
on the product's website
, The Grommet
, and this product on kickstarter in 2017
(where it only got 19 backers
, but met its $500 fundraising goal). The adjustable feature on this product may be new, but the concept of a flexible extension on straight needles has been around for years, and has generally fallen out of favor.
It took a bit longer to find photos of these online, but another brand is INOX flex quick knit pins
, seen here on a wholesale distributor website
and here on ebay
, where they are described as "Vintage 90s INOX Flex Quick Knit Pins".
I'd never heard of them before, but I'm likely to 'borrow' their cord-block idea for use on my interchangeables.
Nothing could get me to buy their product though. I have had flexible-straight needles, and ended up clipping their bobbing ends together. I gave them all to others who actually like
them. Circulars for me!https://mytwoladiesknitting.com/p/how-it-works
I find that my 14 inch needles hold enough stitches to knit most afghans. I use them all the time as I hat using circulars and only use them it the afghan is too large. My needles can hold over 200 stitches on worsted weight yarn. When I have to stop knitting, I stop in the middle of a row so that there is no danger of the stitches dropping off accidentally because there is too many stitches on the needle.
Good information! All things new are not necessarily good!
Thank you for the review.
Hope you get your money back, I had to shuckle at the dropping of the needle sounds like me using the dpn's!!! I have several sets and keep trying but grrrrr....
Received a pair as gift, did not ENJOY knitting with them, found that the weight of the knitting unbalanced the my rythym.