I hope everyone had a great holiday season with their family and friends. I am still knitting and seriously thinking about a second blog to have a place for IN caps to have a dedicated focus.
There has been more talk on Ravelry about needles. I’ve had messages asking how they compare to others I’ve used. I got out random needles again. I do think over time wood and bamboo loose the tip of their points. So, I made a point to get random needles and not ones from my last order.
This is a picture of several US 3s. You can see what is stamped on some of them. From the bottom 2Brittanys, DyakCraft, Addi fixed circ, DyakCraft, Addi lace fixed circ, DyakCraft, Two I can’t identify but they are the same brand.
From the top a circ I am not positive the brand, the Addi lace, Addi turbo (both circs) then 3 DyakCraft, 2 Brittany, 1 I have to Google, and then the other two that don’t say. The bottom 5 have had very little use as I didn’t like them. The top 6 I used a lot. The metal lost their slickness. I think because I knit with a lot of Fixation. Or maybe it is something with my hands or atmosphere. Or maybe what slows me down is fiddling with the cables. I prefer a dpn to most circs. I use the DyakCraft every day.
This is a DyakCraft dpn, the Addi Lace circ, a DyakCraft dpn and an Addi Turbo each in US 3. I find the DyakCraft taper is more like the Addi turbo, not the lace but I find them to be pointier over all.
I have tried Addi Turbo and Lace, Hiyas, Clover, Brittany, Crystal Palace, Blue Sky Alpacas, K&A (? I think they were), and I imagine I’m forgetting some. I compared some US 1s a different day, and would be glad to post more.
I have thought about buying more to have to compare. But I haven’t seen many other brands I want to spend my money on.
And my two disclaimers. My photos aren’t great and shadows could make the points look a little less perfect. Also while I would love to test products, I currently buy everything I use.
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