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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010 11:50:32 AM »

I've had the opposite experience -- my Knitpicks are my favorite. 

I have to caveat this with the fact that I haven't used the Addi interchangables, just the Addi fixed-length.  But, after knitting with Knitpicks, the Addi points feel too thick.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010 12:40:29 PM »

I'm probably going to go with Knit Picks because the acrylic, which is what I want, is just cheaper than everything else.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010 01:38:11 PM »

I'm probably going to go with Knit Picks because the acrylic, which is what I want, is just cheaper than everything else.
Knit Picks has really great customer service, and that is really important, esp. when buying interchangeables.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010 05:09:18 PM »

I have the Denise set and I love most everything about them except for two things. As previously mentioned, the cords are very thick and this makes magic loop a little bit difficult, possible, but difficult. The other thing is a BIG problem for me--the points are very dull and I've had problems with certain projects because of that.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010 08:00:15 PM »

Just because no one has given any input on the Addi set...I love mine, I use them for everything and I have never had a problem. (But they are kind of expensive. I say that considering the amount I would spend on individual fixed sets for each project, it pays for itself. But you're probably looking for cheaper now rather than later...that's ok Cheesy)
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2010 02:55:00 PM »

Out of curiosity, has anyone had any experience with the WEBS interchangeables? I was looking to see if anyone offered bamboo interchangeable needles, and I came across them as well as some called Bamboo Sisters.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010 10:43:25 PM »

I initially bought the Boye set and the cables IMO are not flexible enough for Magic Loop. 

When I was trying to find a replacement to the Boye set I was torn between KP's Harmony and the Addi interchangeables.  I love the feel of wood needles although the Addi Turbos I have slide very nice.  It boiled down to two factors.  One is the cost of the set and the KP Harmony set is about half the price of the Addi set.  Two is airport security and I thought I would have less hassle with wood than metal.
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2010 08:27:33 AM »

I have the Boye set and love using them for magic loop.  One tip that I ran across that has really helped me is soaking the cords in hot water to loosen them up a bit.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2010 08:57:17 AM »

I have the Boye set and love using them for magic loop.  One tip that I ran across that has really helped me is soaking the cords in hot water to loosen them up a bit.

Thanks so much for this tip!!!
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