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« on: January 23, 2006 11:29:22 AM »

OK, so I have knitted a couple scarfs in garter stitch, and I own two sets of needles, size 5 and 8.  I want to start trying some more complex patterns and knitting in the round.  Would you guys recommend biting the bullet and investing in the Denise interchangeable set right away?  I have head so many good things about it on this board. 
Also does anyone know the best on line site to order supplies in Canada?  The Denise set on knitpicks.com is around $50 + $9 shipping, and when I convert that to Canadian I'm looking at $75 maybe.  What is a reasonable price to pay?  Are there any good Canadian web sites?

Thanks everyone!  I am already obsessed with knitting and I haven't even made anything cool yet!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006 11:45:38 AM »

There's a list of Canadian shops on the Denise website. I don't know where you are in Canada, but maybe one of these shops is close to you (down near the bottom of the page -- after the 50 states). If not, many of them have websites, so you should be able to find something:


If you can find them locally, you can at least save on shipping. $50 USD does seem to be the going price -- even if you buy them directly from Denise.

But I posted mainly to say: BUY THEM. I *wish* I had bought my Denise set when I only had 2 needles! Now I have a bunch of spare needles that I never use because I only use my Denise. They're fantastic! And if you add up the cost of how much all of these individual needles would cost you, you can see that you'll save a ton of money by buying this set. They're great and I love them.

There are some very cool tips and tricks on the Denise site written by Cat Bordhi. Since you're new to knitting, they might not all make sense to you, but once you get into it, you'll see the genius of these recommendations:



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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006 01:10:05 PM »

i say go for it. maybe try ebay?


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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006 09:55:22 AM »

Thanks guys.  I think I will go looking for these tomorrow.  I have to go hunting for a LYS that I didn't know existed until this week. 
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006 10:45:07 AM »

I ordered from http://numei.com/deniseneedles.htm
It came to 47.95 US (I actually got it for 45.95 on sale before Christmas), including free ship to Canada!  They were even nice enough to check it off as a gift, so I didn't have to pay any customs on it.  DEFINITELY a great deal- I called around and my LYS' were selling it for $70-80 Canadian BEFORE taxes!

I'm a relatively new knitter too.  These were some of the first needles that I bought and I don't regret it!  Except for double-pointed needles (and other miscellaneous knitting tools like a yarn needle, stitch holders, stitch markers, crochet hook, row counter, etc.), these are all I've needed so far!


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