What are the (brand? etc.) fastest needles? Also, what are your favorite faster needles? (p.s. are there any metal needles that don’t clickety clack? ) :??
Most people would answer this question with Addi Turbos, hands down. I don’t really notice that much of a difference in speed though between my different needles.
My fastest needles are Knitpicks Options and they barely click at all (for me).
I’m afraid I’m not aware of a silencer for metal needles…sorry, they all seem to click. I will have to say that the fastest for me are knitpicks new Options needles. Then, there are the famous Addi Turbos. Both are metal with a nickle (it is nickle, isn’t it?!) coating which makes them very slick, very fast.
These are both circular needles though? I hate circular needles. :??
Oh gosh circs are the best! The Options also come in DPNs for sizes 0-3 I think?
Isn’t this like knitting blasphemy or something? ^_~
I just like looking at my work better on straight needles. Circular needles bunch up.
It’s okay. We still love you. ^_~
well i got nuthin’ then…i have never used a straight needle in my whole knittin’ life! :shrug:
you can get longer circs! :happydance:
lol. Big fans of circular needles I see??? I just like the feel/ weight in hands better of straight needles/ and like I said it seems easier to see it as its knitting up if you want to make changes/ etc. I.E. as per feel of circular I also hate the “string” thing bunching up and making noise and the weight/ feel of it below the needles when I’m knitting.
I haven’t used my straights since getting circulars, but the Susan Bates SilvaLumes come in straights and I like them better than Boyes. They seem smoother and faster. Can’t remember if they click or not.
The Knitpicks Options can be used as straight needles. Just attach a cable to each needle and put a button on each end. Voila! Can’t beat the versatility.
I undestand your dislike for circs… the first time I tried them I felt like I was kniting knots into more knots… I bought some big ones 15, 17 and I like them much better. You do have to keep and eye on your yarn because it will get caught up the cable between the needles.
but for straights!!
I like susan bates 15 extra long needles(don’t know the lenght sorry)
I love the feel of susan bates. I don’t i like the clinking metal and that it won’t give. I tried bamboo… not slick
Try some Susan bates in the longest size you can get…
Good Luck :happydance:
I really don’t use straights that much any more but when I do I like to use bamboo but I agree with bjc1050 Susan Bates are good. As far as the click is concerned I kind of like that. I reminds of my grand mother.
Really? :?? you can use the knitpicks options on straight needles? You say “attach the cable”? what’s the cable??? Yeah ainee that’s sort of how I feel about circulars too. I used bamboo as a beginner but like metal now that I’m better at it because its faster. I’ll look into those susan bates! Thanks!
The cable is the flexible part you attach the needle tip to.
You can do this with any of the interchangeable sets. It makes a flexible straight. I don’t know why, but it bugs the snot out of me that they aren’t the same length: you have to use two different cables, one for each needle.
The Knitpicks Options cable sets come with 2 cables (of the same length) and the full interchangeable set comes with 2 cables each in 24" and 32", so this is not an issue with that set.