Just saw this tip about the Knit Picks Options needles on a knitting message thread:
"...if you are using size 4 or larger, you can use the hole at the base to insert a lifeline automatically while you knit."
I've got to try this!! :out:
I did this and it worked great! My only caution is that when you do this the lifeline will go through any stitch markers you have on the needle as well, so you should remove them for the lifeline row. (Yes, I found this out the hard way - by doing it)
You can do this with the Boye set too... Amy posted about it somewhere...
i wish the options had a bamboo, uhm, option...
I've done it with my Denise set, too!
Are any interchangeables bamboo?
I think Webs has an interchangeable bamboo set.
Humble.. I have this set and love it!Bamboo Needles
Or you could just use removeable stitch markers for that row.
I have a Denise set, not options but I will be ordering some to try them out. But I don't get it. What hole are you talking about?
On the newer Denise's there is a hole at the top of the cable (on the black part) where you would stick a paper clip or something to get leverage to turn and lock the needle. Boye and Options come with a small key that you use to tighten the tips when you are screwing them in.
Really? :?? How odd. There is a hole where the needle snaps to the cord. I just stick dental floss in it and twist it closed then knit.
Wow, I didn't know about that bamboo set! Thanks for the link!
going back to the original subject, I am having difficulty visualizing this technique. I have a boye set. :shrug:
Arent we talking about the same thing? :shrug: You're saynig you stick the dentl floss in the hole in the cable, right? or are you sticking the floss through a hole on the needle? :doh:
Nope, in the needle. As far as I know they've never needed any tools to tighten them. They just twist click.
Yea, I've never used anything to tighten- no problem clicking them in, but I read about them putting the hole in, sosomeone must have been having trouble :shrug: !
Wow, those are so purdy. Sumbliminal message time to DH :teehee:
Good to know (especially since I have 2 lace projects OTN) - thanks Marce!