I think this project, Fenimore by Jared Flood, holds the unofficial record for the most different sets of needles I've used on one project. By default, with my knitting style at least, it required three: A smaller (3.5 mm) circular needle for the brim, a large circular needle (4.5 mm) for most of it, and DPNs for the top. However, I started to experiment with different set-ups to see which I liked the best, since I've been buying a lot of new needles lately. I used a fixed KnitPro Nova circular, a fixed Addi circular, an interchangeable Prym/KnitPro circular, a longer KnitPro Rose for magic looping, and an Addi Lace Click circular (at two different lengths, 40 cm and 50 cm). And the KnitPro Symfonie DPNs. The wooden ones I found too slow. I did not like magic looping a circumference this large. And I preferred the Addi Lace tips to the regular Addis for cabling without a cable needle (and for everything, really, I can't think of an occasion where I'd want blunt tips). The fixed KnitPro Nova needles were also good, but I only had them in the smaller size, so I could only use them on the brim. This, naturally, sent me to an online knitting supply store to buy some more needles.
The pattern was fun to knit (easier than it looks, and fast, too), but I'm not crazy about the end product. I did not stretch it during blocking, but I'd still like a more fitted style. So, it's probably going to be gifted. But I do love how the pattern is integrated into the crown decreases seamlessly. Guaranteed Jared Flood quality.
I really like this - the cables and the close fit. Looks great on you!ReplyDelete
I am so in love with the Addi lace tips. Frankly I want an entire set of them.ReplyDelete
Knit Pro needles look just like knit picks, I wonder if thats where they get theirs.ReplyDelete
I have one addi's lace fixed circ and I'm not crazy about it. It gets kind of sticky and the point isn't great for cabling.
Great colour on this one it almost looks like its a partial slouch, yeah i just made that up but it looks like it wants to slouch a wee bit but is still fitted.
For thin yarn the Addi Lace Click join is pretty bad, but on thicker yarn like this it worked quite well.ReplyDelete
KnitPro, I believe, is exactly the same as KnitPicks. But they do have some different needle sizes available to KnitPicks, like 8" DPNs in smaller sizes, and interchangeable needles, too.
Are pryms and knitpro needle ends compatible? Can you put your prym needles on your knitpro cable and vice versa?ReplyDelete
Yes, they are totally interchangeable :)ReplyDelete