ugh! I love my harmony interchangable circ’s. BUT, I keep hearing (and seeing end results) of addi turbos. I asked someone after admiring her work and she told me to try addi turbo’s 12" (knitting diaper soakers mostly, and some other small baby items) So I choked a tad on the price and ordered one set of size 7 in a 12" length. I used them to finish off a leg on some baby pants…
Well, I loved them! Mostly I loved that there was no magic looping at all and the needles themselves were so short! It totally eliminated all my gaps whatsoever. The only exception to my love being when it came to finish off a leg of the baby pants I was knitting in a seed stitch, I could not easily purl at all with the 12" length.
I ordered from the same store a 16" size 7. My thought process was that the slightly longer cord (it’s the very next size up) would give me just enough room to make those purl stitches without feeling like I was going to snap the cord.
I got them today. And I am bummed…the needles themselves are twice the size as the 12" :help: …so basically I have what my harmony interchangeables already are. These would be absolutely perfect, if the [I][U]needles themselves[/U][/I] were smaller so the project could “take a turn” off the needle and down the cord sooner instead of being stretched to the end of the needle. It’s the actual needle length that seems to make all my smaller knitting mandatory magic looping.
I suppose I can suck it up and use all 12" size turbos, changing to my harmony’s when I need to do ribbing or finish off a leg…but I had to ask the pro’s (you ladies ) if any of you can relate to what I’m saying and have any advice or have I just lost it? Surely there is a set out there of circ’s that has a cord just a tad longer than 12" but still has a short needle like the addi turbo 12"…?
Thanks in advance for sharing your expertise with me while I find my niche :yay: