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SamJ
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2007 02:10:18 PM »

or you could try you local charity shop/second hand store/swift store (not sure what you call them lol) thats where i but most of my knitting needles from they only cost me about 60p (just over a  dollar) for a pair
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007 03:59:03 PM »

some chop sticks (not all but some) are perfect size 8 (5mm) sized.

i posted (back in december (17th) about making needles from them
http://golden-apples.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html
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tasana
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011 05:03:18 PM »

I know this is from an old post but I wanted to share my thoughts. When I first learned to knit, I had such a hard time with the cheap plastic and metal needles. Then, I tried Brittany's and I loved them! Whenever I teach a friend to knit, I always make sure to let them use my Brittany's because I know they won't give up as easily as with the slippery metal ones. They are around $7 a pair, but they come with a 5 year guarantee and are made in the USA. I know that not everyone has that kind of money but personally, I think if you're starting out and wanting to learn to knit you'll probably have a better enjoyable learning experience if you don't use cheap stuff.

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