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meriellyn
« on: January 04, 2007 02:28:23 PM »

I got a set of Denise Interchangables a few weeks ago and I'm using them on their first project. Yesterday I noticed that sometimes they seem to squeak/creak at the joins! Is this something fairly normal or should I trade my set back in for another one?
I'm pretty pleased with the needles but I'm really irritated by the noises.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007 03:16:07 PM »

Mine squeek too!  It is annoying, isn't it?  A friend of mine has the Boyd set, and she says they screw in instead of the little twist that the Denise do. (the screw-in feature also would add, to my mind, a greater sense of security.  There's been one to many times when I've been shuttling the stitches along and POP, the connector comes out and POP my brain explodes as I try frantically to pick up all dropped stitches. It's always on one of those intricate projects, too!)
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 03:54:19 PM »

Aren't the Denise needles made of plastic?  If so, it might just be a wearing-in process.

The Boye ones actually tend to unscrew themselves a bit because of the little elbow at the join.  You really have to get in there with elbow grease and tighten them with the tools provided.

The Knit Picks Options needles are screw ins, too, but they hold on a lot better because the cables aren't so stiff.
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meriellyn
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007 06:46:05 PM »

I think the tips are resin but the other parts are plastic.

So you have had the Denises come apart while knitting? I'm afraid of this happening since I think I twist a bit while knitting and (I've discovered) I twist the whole thing a bit when turning at the end of rows on flat projects.
How often have you had 'em come loose on you?

I love my Options set. I use the key and a little gripp-y jar opening thingy to tighten them in and they feel every bit as secure as a fixed circ.

I picked up the Denises to use with yarn that was too slippery for the KP needles but now I'm afraid of dropping slippery yarn stitches.
Or chucking the whole squeaky mess across the room. Lol. The creak is darned annoying. If I jiggle em around a little it usually goes away for a while but does come back. I read up a ton on all the interchangable sets beforehand but no one ever mentioned the noise. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007 08:30:13 PM »

Mine squeak, but not very loudly. If they're popping undone it's because they aren't twisted tightly like they should be. Get some of that stuff you lay down in shelves to keep things from sliding around (what is it called? contact paper??). You'll only need a little rectangle of it. Keep it with your set for when you snap on the needles or extenders. It really helps.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 10:50:56 PM »

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So you have had the Denises come apart while knitting? I'm afraid of this happening since I think I twist a bit while knitting and (I've discovered) I twist the whole thing a bit when turning at the end of rows on flat projects.
How often have you had 'em come loose on you?

I've had this happen more times than I care to admit.  Mostly when I use the 5s. I recommend buying a seperate circ for 5s because I find the join to be very awkward when using them.
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meriellyn
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 11:01:18 PM »

Oooh, good to know. Guess I'll stick to the Options for the 5s. I'm glad I did that for the sweater I just started. If the needle came off in the middle of my first sweater, I might impale myself on it. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2007 02:43:08 AM »

I got a set of Denise Interchangables a few weeks ago and I'm using them on their first project. Yesterday I noticed that sometimes they seem to squeak/creak at the joins! Is this something fairly normal or should I trade my set back in for another one?
I'm pretty pleased with the needles but I'm really irritated by the noises.

Wow, mine have never squeaked.  Weird. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2007 03:50:22 AM »

Wow, mine have never squeaked.  Weird. 

Nor have mine and I have two sets.
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pansymouse
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007 05:43:33 AM »

Mine don't squeak or come apart.
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