Hi.I was wondering if you guys think that steel boye knitting needles which is the only ones i use because it’s less tight feel for me are loud the clanging?Do people hear it when they are asleep in the mornings?Do people get annoyed by their noise?
If you’re knitting in public then they might be annoyed by the sound, but unless you’re interrupting a movie or other quiet place I don’t think it’s a huge problem. I tried Boye once and didn’t like them and don’t know anyone who uses them so I haven’t heard them for a long time. I think they are aluminum?. I prefer nickel plated or wood which are quieter I think. To each his/her own though.
I’m sure they’re quieter than a kid with a toy drum.
I got rid of all my Boye needles long time ago, I use circulars all the time. I don’t recall that the aluminum needles are that noisy.
As I recall the metal made a scraping sound. They aren’t as smooth as nickel if I remember correctly.