27 July 2006

Question

Feeling inspired, I sat down to do some work on T-SALP. I've been using addi naturas, US 2 with a silk lace yarn. Tonight I almost threw the whole thing down in frustration because it took me 20 minutes (TWENTY!) to pull the yarn-over row over both joins (from cord to metal and metal to bamboo) to do the purl row. I cannot keep doing this -- it's why the damn thing is taking so long.

So -- does anyone have any suggestions for good US 2 needles that might not have joins at all, or if they do, have really, really smooth joins? I don't have a lot of money to spend, so cheaper is better. But I can't keep tearing up the yarn trying to pull it over these deep joins, so I'll consider all options.

Thanks!

4 comments:

yahaira said...

the knit picks needles sound like what you need. they are cheap with a smooth join and pointy tip!

Anne said...

I'd suggest the knitpicks needles too. I was an avid hater of circular needles, and they converted me in the time it took to knit 4 stitches.

Meg said...

I reckon if you have some Addi turbos in the same size you might give those a try. I do all my lace on Addi turbos- people say they're not pointy enough but that's never a problem for me.

Chris said...

I haven't tried the KnitPicks needles, but have been reading pretty good things about them. You don't need to buy the whole set - you can buy a few needles to try them out.

I love Addi Turbos, but they definitely aren't cheap.