Hi all - I’m a fairly new knitter (ie: since New Year’s Eve), and I’m traveling. Marria suggested that I get a set of circulars so that I always have the right size of needle regardless of what yarn I find to buy! (And I’ve found plenty to buy – no wonder people end up with stashes overflowing out of entire rooms!) I’ve been looking around the forums, and people keep saying “I like THIS sort of needle for some things, and THAT sort of needle for other things”, but no one says what things or other things…and I don’t have enough experience to know what to even look for!
In the LYSs I’ve found around here, I have a choice of Denise (the guys at I Knit said they’re supposed to be airline safe), Addi’s (which seem to be the top of the line, and certainly the most expensive), and Harmonies. I don’t mind spending money if it’s really worth it, and I’d prefer to buy only one set of interchangeables for quite some time, if possible.
What are the things that people like and dislike about the various sorts of interchangeable sets, what are their strong points (er, sorry), what do you like about them in certain situations and dislike about them in others? Would you suggest one set over another? If you have an opinion about what the best overall general set is, I’d love to hear it!
I have maybe a week to get my knitting gear figured out, as after that we disappear into the wilds of a seaside English town, nowhere near a yarn shop, so after that it’s mail order or a trip back in to London!