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Jacklad
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007 10:23:36 AM »

I love the Inox metal ones - they come in sets of five, and have a very smooth coating.

They also make lace sized dpns - those are nickel plated and run from 1.25 to 2 mm in size (0000 to 0).

But be warned - my preferences are for sharp and slippery, so if that isn't your thing, these might not be for you.  Grin

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Chimera
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007 10:55:40 AM »

I love bamboo needles and use them for just about every project. I too, knit fairly tightly and find them simply the best. I find that natural fibers (esp. wool and cotton) do not move as smoothly across plastic and metal needles. I have a couple of pairs of lion brand metal needles that I bought when I first started knitting because they were cheap and I did not want to invest big $$ in a project I may not like in a few months and I find that the tips get rough after a while from the friction of knitting. I also have a pair of knit picks metal needles - I like them but they are really slippery and pointy. The ends also don't get rough from the nickel coating - I'd say they are a good investment. Knitting flys with them.
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2007 11:07:43 AM »

Those lion brand double points are bleh.  Not pointy and made of a kind of yucky plastic that doens't let the yarn slide well.  I don't mind plastic needles (I love my Denise set), but these are no good and overpriced as well. 

I almost exclusively use magic loop, but I do have a set of Brittany birch which I like and they're not much more than the Lion Brand. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2007 11:11:18 AM »

I have worked with all three and dont care for the bamboo, not slippery enough for my tight stiches.  I usually use the metal ones, I had to buy a second pack of size 4 to finish a pair of gloves but it was worth it.  I have plastic ones in size 10, you could cut yourself with their super pointy point, but that was all I could find in my area close to the size I wanted (10 1/2).  Oh to find some bigger and smaller dpns.  
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2007 01:52:13 PM »

The 8" Inox dpns come in 10.5 (and I already mentioned their lace needles). Here's a site that carries both:

http://www.halcyonyarn.com/knitandcrochet/knitneedles.html

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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2007 02:12:41 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2007 02:43:50 PM »

I magic loop just about everything these days, but I really like my brittany birch dpns.  The only other kind I have are the clover bamboos and those work well, too. 
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Chimera
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2007 03:24:06 PM »

Has anyone tried Addi Turbo needles?
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2007 05:53:01 PM »

I'm a magic looper but from time to time I turn to my crystal palace dpns. I love them!
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arabella
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2007 07:30:56 PM »

another vote for Clover bamboo needles here. I've only purchased size 6 and up though.  I need the stickiness, because I tend to drop stitches.

Has anyone tried Addi Turbo needles?
I haven't tried their dpns but I LOVE the circs.  I honestly find them the perfect needle.  when I win the lottery, I am buying all addi turbos.  in every size. 
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