I’ve been knitting since June and have (so far) only knit with wood/bamboo needles. I recently ordered a pair of Addi Turbos, though, for a new project, so I’m planning on trying those out. I have heard, though, that the Addis are rather blunt, and so far I feel like I like sharper tips. But I’m really considering getting a set of the KnitPicks Options. It seems like it would be really handy, take up less space, and be cheaper than buying a new circ for almost every project.
ANYWAY, Addis vs. KPs isn’t my question. Here’s my question.
I know everyone has different preferences re: wood vs. metal, but what I was wondering is how slick are the KP wood needles compared to other wood/bamboo needles? For example, my Crystal Palace bamboo straights are fairly slick (as bamboo goes, I suppose), but another set I have (sorry, I don’t know who they’re by–they’re not marked with a maker), are not at all and are kinda rough and frustrating. Because if they’re slicker, I’ll go for those. If they’re rough/too grippy, I might have to go for the metal.
So how slick are the KP wood needles compared to other brands of wood/bamboo? Should I go for those if that’s what I’m used to or make the big-boy jump to metal, or should I maybe save up for both for different projects? (tee hee… evil grin) Sorry, I know there are SO many threads out there about the KP wood vs. metal vs. Addis etc., but I didn’t find one that answered this question. Thanks!