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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2006 05:59:10 PM »

I second Tejer's Denise endorsement. It seems like a lot of money at the time, but with a set of Denises you can pretty much knit anything you want. My set has paid for itself a million times over.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2006 06:04:19 PM »

Dame Emma--where did you get the denise needle set?  I don't think I have ever heard of that brand.  The only brands I have seen are Boye, Clover, and some other strange brand I got at wal-mart (Baleen?).  I know Boye makes some kind of a needle set as well, is it at all comparable?
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006 06:38:33 PM »

I looked the Boye set up and it says the smallest loop you can make is a 20". What about the others? And what is this magic loop of which you speak?

I am just a caveman circular knitter and I am frightened and confused by your ways...

No, really, this is helpful and it's nice to know that it's not just me.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2006 06:49:23 PM »

I mostly do hats, and even on a 16" circ I find it hard to get it all the way around for the join. My solution? Buy the 29" cut and melt back together with a lighter. It has a little bump but it doesn't get in the way, and now I have a circular needle that's just the right length for hats.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2006 06:50:52 PM »

I've just given up on circulars. I use double pointed needles- sometimes even two or more sets (eight or nine needles!) instead of circulars.

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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2006 06:52:52 PM »

I bought the Denise set too. it has solved most of my circular problems (except for the tiny sizes but i don't use those often)
 the Denise set has needle sizes 5-15
and the cord lengths are 17 inch - i believe 36 but you can buy even longer if you want
i bought mine on thedenise site
but you can also buy them at knit picks ( their information there site is wrong thought because it comes with the 17 inch length [basically 16inch])
i love them!
(just for your information the boye needleset was created buy the Denise people but they wanted to make an even better interchangeable set..or something to that extent)
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2006 09:50:51 PM »

Hm, the denise kit does sound nice.  I am fascinated though by the cutting and melting of the 29" circs.
Toyshirts I'm gonna pm you for more info. ^_^
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2006 10:00:34 PM »

hey, Toyshirts, share your melting info here if you don't mind. I ended up buying a 29" set today for $2. The package for these cheap circulars didn't have the length on them so I had to have JoAnn open them just to measure them.

Anyhow, I would love to learn to shorten my circulars. It sounds like a good temporary fix.
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2006 10:06:46 PM »

Oh I do have another question about the cutting/melting, too.  ^^  How strong is the joint after you melt it?  Does it need reinforcing of any kind?
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2006 10:20:55 PM »

As far as DPNs go, after you get into a larger size (like 8s or so), you've got better chances making your own out of dowel rods than finding them in a craft store.
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