Circular needles

To all you guys who said I would love circular needles, Thank you!!

Well, just to give you all a small update. I've been using circular needles for my latest project the Jaqueleen Fee sweater and after a couple of false starts can I just say I love using them. In fact I love using them so much I've just orderd a set of Denise interchangable needles. Ive read a couple of reviews and people sem to like them.

Any of you guys out there used them? Would be interested on your views.

The sweater is coming on a treat by the way, Ive done maybe a third of it already and I am really please with the results. Will post a pic when Ive got a bit more to show you all.

 

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midpath's picture

Norfolk, I have a Denise

Norfolk, I have a Denise set. I love the flexible cord that's really easy to manage. Light weight. The tips are sharp. And I can easily use the cord as a holder with a couple of end caps and use the needle tips for another project.

Mike, thanks for the tip! 

Warren's picture

There's a new competitor to

There's a new competitor to the Boye and Denise needles; they're the Knit Picks at knitpicks.com.  (Thanks, Ken, for letting us know about those!  Any update on how you're liking them?)  I'm salivating to order them and try them out, but I have no good reason to, yet.  There's another male blogger that has written about them in his Aug 03 post.

Just thought I'd let you know about another option! 

charmingbilly's picture

i love interchangeable

i love interchangeable needle sets.  the Boye set is kind of wonky but they get the job done.  i'm looking for needles that have an eye at the "button" or "knot" end which would allow me to cut cords to any length which to me would seem to be much more satisfactory than having to link various pieces together.   my German friend has a set like this but they were handmade by her uncle years ago back in Bavaria. 

charmingbilly's picture

i love interchangeable

i love interchangeable needle sets.  the Boye set is kind of wonky but they get the job done.  i'm looking for needles that have an eye at the "button" or "knot" end which would allow me to cut cords to any length which to me would seem to be much more satisfactory than having to link various pieces together.   my German friend has a set like this but they were handmade by her uncle years ago back in Bavaria. 

I have the Denise needles.

I have the Denise needles. The only problem I have with them is that they only go down to size 5 needles. Other than that they are great.

RainCityRick's picture

Has anyone had the

Has anyone had the opportunity to work with both the Denise and Boye sets?  I've got the Boye set and pretty much hate it.  The points just don't stay on the cords very well.  The lengths of cord at limited as well and force you to connect two for anything longer than about 20 inches (and, as a result, create one more point of disconnection.

I'd love to ALWAYS have the circular needles I need.  I can't tell you the number of times I've found a pattern on line that I loved, only to discover that I didn't have the appropriate needle size/length.

Norfolk,  Denise needles

Norfolk,

  Denise needles are wonderful .  When you first get them you must do this or you'll hate them:

There is a film on the needles and cables that will cause your yarn to not slide very well.  So, fill the sink with some warm water and some liquid dishwashing detergent.  Dump in the needles and all the cables and wash them well.  That'll take the coating off and they'll be ready to go.

Don't forget that they're not just to be used as cable needles; They're great for doing large lace projects: just connect whatever length cables you need to each needle and then pop on one of your four end disks to each end of the cables and VOILA!  Really long single needles! 

You will find that your hands won't fatigue as fast using these needles as opposed to using steel/aluminum/bamboo.

But, WASH YOUR WEAPONS!

~Mike in Tampa

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