Needle Materiel

What’s your preferred knitting needle materiel? I like metal. PM me if your favorite isn’t on here, and I’ll update.

Before I bought my Denise set I loved using wood and bamboo needles. Since I have my Denise set they are ALL I use when possible. I don’t like metal ones at all anymore. :XX: :XX:

i love the addi material the best but i love the pointiness of the Denises. I would definitely disagree about them being plastic though. When i first started knitting i bought some needles that were truly plastic and they were HORRIBLE. if they were all i would ever be able to find i would have never kept knitting. The Denises don’t feel anything like that plastic in any way at all! :thumbsup:

While I voted for metal I am also really starting to enjoy my vintage, plastic Boye’s circular set. The yarn moves smoothly on them, and the cables are very flexible.
Linda

I voted metal because I love my Addis, but I do like bamboo for dpns.

Nickle coated metal…hands down…my KnitPicks Options set to be exact :wink:

MrsH. would that be the Boye KnitMaster? I saw one on another site and I think Denise designed it for Boye.
I also like bamboo for DPN’s. The Boye’s I have really are too slippery.
Thanks for voting.

I prefer metal for most yarns/projects. sometimes I’ll use bamboo dpn’s, but I prefer metal there too.

I prfer metal, for the speed, but I’m also terribly fond of my Denise set.

metal for everyday, but bamboo for dpns

Im gonna agree with Bren. I cast a null vote because Denises do NOT compare to plastic. They are smooth and nice. They knit more like bamboo, but smoother. Not slippy-smooth like metal.

It all depends. I like metal (addis) when I use cotton or acrylic blends. The yarn slides better across the needle especially when you don’t have much stretch in the yarn. Just bought a Knitpicks Options in size 3, and they SCARE me! Tiniest little things. I almost feel like I’m knitting for a doll house. Hopefully I will get used to them with time.

But I like bamboo for wool projects!

KK, I didn’t mean that they compared to plastic. I tried them, and even though I did not like them, they are WAY better than plastic. Sorry for the confusion.

Without a doubt my metal Options, followed by my Addis…then my Denises…

Now I can’t stand the metal Boye’s…so before I tried Addi’s and KP Options I would have said denise’s

Like most, I have diff preferences for what I am knitting. I love my Denises for most things and esp slippery yarn, but I also like my Boye’s for yarns that are sticky feeling (ie WOTA) and love bamboo for sock and dpn.

I voted Bamboo, but I also :heart: my new Options set! I like bamboo for dpns.

I like bamboo DPN’s too, but I haven’t tried the options set. Are they any good? I love my Boye NeedleMaster, and it is really all I need, when you take into account that I have a set of 4 pairs of Crystalites Needles. I don’t really like Addi Turbos, because of the horrible blunt tip. Can you give me the specs of the Options please?

I didn’t mean they were LIKE plastic. Just that they were in the same family.

To quote my favorite animated cucumber… deep breath “Bamboobamboobamboo!”

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To quote my favorite animated cucumber… deep breath “Bamboobamboobamboo!”

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