My needles are driving me nuts!

Buck Strong's picture

My interchangeable needles screw onto the cables and the keep coming undone while I knit. It's driving me crazy. So, I'm shopping for new ones. Any recommendations?

Buck

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Buck Strong's picture

So, I used the grippy pad

So, I used the grippy pad and that helped. Addi Clicks sound good but they only go down to size 4. Are the really worth it?
"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

bobshome's picture

Great post - I'm considering

Great post -
I'm considering asking for the Addi clicks from Santa.
- I've been good most of the year.

QueerJoe's picture

At the West Coast Men's

At the West Coast Men's Knitting Retreat last month, we visited Skacel and found out they've been waiting for a shipment of Addi Clicks from Germany (for full sets) and may be waiting for them until May 2010.

Individual pieces are available, and some of the stores that stock the Addi Clicks might have them in stock, but you may want to look around if you want to buy the set rather than a bunch of components (I mean Santa might want to).

Kerry's picture

Much as I hate KnitPicks

Much as I hate KnitPicks (because they wont ship to Australia) I love their needles, dpns and interchangeable.

jessemkahn's picture

i like my plymouth set.

i like my plymouth set. sometimes i have screwing issues with them (NO ONE say anything), but i really, really, really like the bamboo and size options.

steve kadel's picture

i am stil unnaturally close

i am stil unnaturally close to my addi clicks

all i know of love, is love is all there is

FiberKevin's picture

I have a Boye set and then I

I have a Boye set and then I tried knitpicks and addai - OH MY! Go with a new set from either of the latter!

Do you use a Gripper pad

Do you use a Gripper pad when tightening them? I have always used a gripper pad, you can also use a small piece of the knobby shelf liner, hold the needle in that and that will get help tighten them better, you can not use your bare hands, to much oil in them to get a good grip. My old boye set ( from the 70's) included one with it and sadly it has been replaced with the shelf liner piece. Try it to see if it works better for you.

ksmarguy's picture

Are they the knitpicks? if

Are they the knitpicks? if so, call them, they will replace them if they are constantly doing it. some of the older KP had this issue but from everything that I have read the newer ones are fine. I have not had any probs with mine at all.