What kind of needles...

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What kind of needles...
Wed, 06-29-2005 - 7:41am
do you use? Do you use different needles for different projects, or do you just stick with one type? I LOVE Brittany Birch needles and use those for everything except making socks, which I use addi turbos for. Sometimes I will make socks using DPN and then I use Plymouth bamboo. What's your favorite?
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Wed, 06-29-2005 - 10:41am

Hmmm....that's a really good question...I don't have a favorite brand, and I honestly couldn't tell you the name of the ones I do have.

Do you find a difference with

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Wed, 06-29-2005 - 1:01pm
Like Heather, I don't know the brand I do use --- all I can tell you is it's the only one carried by our local craft store (NOT a huge selectin as you might guess). One of these days, I'll have to stick my nose into tthe "new" yarn shop (when I'm not in a buying mood --- I hear thay have some fabulously expensive yarns!) and see what they have...

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Wed, 06-29-2005 - 1:42pm

I almost always use bamboo. I'm a thrower and it helps to keep the needle from sliding out while I'm throwing the yarn around. But I do have metal ones and I use metal dbln's.

And I have the Denise exchangeables which I adore!


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Thu, 06-30-2005 - 12:59pm

I really move much faster on metal needles and have fallen in love with circular needles even when I'm not knitting in rounds. Everything just seems to stay in place better. It really depends on the project I'm working on. If the yarn is slippery I use bamboo ones. I also bought some Denise needles which I like but when I'm using them as circular needles my knitting tends to get caught where the hard part of the needle connects to the flexible part. So if I really want to move I just move them back to my metal needles.

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