Must have for bamboo needles

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Must have for bamboo needles

Postby TonyH » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:55 am

Latest addition to my 'knitting kit box'. Fine sandpaper! Perfect for when the tip of your 2.5mm needles breaks in the middle of a row :censored: :curse:
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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby TonyH » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:01 pm

... and I would also suggest a tube of cheap 'super glue' for when the knobble drops off those cheap eBay needles :w00t: :blush3:
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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby sweetpea » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:09 pm

Poor you ive never used Bamboo needles i just bend my metal and plastic needles :lol: :lol:

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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby TonyH » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:18 am

I suppose @sweetpea, it's just the flip side of only paying £3.99 for a full set from Hong Kong, instead of a couple of £££'s a pair ... swings and roundabouts :huh:
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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby darknit » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:34 am

I have successfully knitted a pair of socks on sharpened kebab sticks (they measured approx to two and three quarter mm). That way I wouldn't be too devastated if some officious person at the airport denied me my knitting needles......

I bought a complete set of circulars from China? Hong Kong? Can't remember - and I wouldn't recommend them. The plastic tubing comes off and if not, then they quickly become stiff and sticky.

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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby sweetpea » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:06 pm

What a good idea darknit, I have been lucky with needles ive only brought 3 sets and some Circular needles and then I was give a BIG bag of needles, which I sorted out and kept aload then took what I did not want to the charity shop. :thumbup:

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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby TonyH » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm

On a slight deviation, any advice on what sizes of needle does the 'average' knitter need. Mine straights, go from 2mm to 10mm in lengths of 35cm and 25cm. The same sizes in 20cm and 120cm circular
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Re: Must have for bamboo needles

Postby tonya.laning » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:02 pm

That is definitely a flaw with bamboo needles, especially the cheap ones. That's why I go with wood needles. My favorites are the Knitters Pride Dreamz.


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