Posted by Judi Freed on 17th Apr 2014
I bought this as I was curious about these needles and this was the best way to sample in the sizes that I use most frequently. Well it has become my indespensable travel kit. There is room in the case to keep my necessary tools: crochet needle, measure tape, etc and I love the needles. All of them. It took a bit of getting used to using the flexible narrow cable but I am really enjoying them all. I travel a lot and this is the perfect airplane companion.
I find I really like the square wooden needles for working with cotton yarns which otherwise slip so much on the steel. The steel points are great for working with wools. And of course the regular wooden rounds are fine for anything.
Now I just have to decide which to purchase when I add to my needles. But I adore this set.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Apr 2014
i tried magic loop knitting for the first time with these. it worked great. have another brand of interchangable's and the cables are too short and stiff to do magic loop method. i used the metal # 8 needles and they were very smooth and easy - will probably order a set of these. the #7 needle broke as i was tightening it to cable - very disappointed. haven't tried the #6 yet.
Posted by Sharon on 1st Apr 2014
tried all 3 needles and liked all but the cubic. Initially one of the cubic needles had stripped threads and wouldn't tighten but just turned & turned, especially while knitting. I did get a quick replacement from this site, which I appreciated. Unfortunately, while waiting for the replacement, I took my knitting on a plane trip and while it was in my checked bag on the plane both needles broke at the metal join due to the baggage handling (rough!). So now I have a new needle, but only one as the other two are broken off. BooHoo
Posted by Leslie on 4th Feb 2014
I've had my sampler for about a month now and have used each needle at least once on small projects. They're very very nice. Square needles are pretty nice and round ones (metal and wood) are too. Nothing to complain about except I can't decide which type to buy more of.
The joins are fine, the cables are flexible and the only complaint I can come up with is that they're not made in the USA. Since most needles aren't (except for the very expensive and long wait-listed Dyakraft) that's really not as issue.
I like the wooden needles better than the laminated multicolor ones sold by that other company. I am not 100% certain but these appear to be real (solid) wood, not something I have to worry about delaminating which I have had happen to me before.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2014
So appreciate the chance to have a go at the different types of needles and see just how different they are. Thank you!
Posted by Marjorie K. on 1st Nov 2013
I was excited to purchase this sampler set before making a decision on which complete set to buy.
I was pleasantly surprised with the Cubics and I think they would be wonderful for sock knitting. They were very comfortable in my hands.
I also liked the Dreamz, but the NOVA WERE MY FAVORITE with the yarn flowing easily along the needle.
The joins are very smooth, and I did not have any trouble with the connections coming loose. The cords are much more flexible than other brands I've tried.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Oct 2013
I already have complete sets of Knitter's Pride, the Novas and the Dreams. I love them!
So, when I saw this offer, I jumped on it. If you bought these needles and cords one by one, it would certainly be considerably more $$$. Not to mention shipping! I always need extras of certain size needles and cords, and this offer was a great way to stock up. Plus, I have never tried the Cubics. What a perfect opportunity! I love Knitter's Pride Needles, and I love that knittinghelp.com offered this great deal!
Posted by Donna Potter on 8th Oct 2013
Knitters Pride sample:
I would rate this a 5, but I first need to give these needles one more try with some "assistance". I had a problem with them becoming unscrewed during my test project. I did use the tightening bar, but since I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I found it hard to twist the bar tight enough. Again, as long as I can get my husband to ensure my needles are tightened properly, I'll come back and give it a "5"; as long as they do NOT come unscrewed again. I do love the way they feel and the life-line hole will so save steps that are difficult for someone with my health condition. Kudos to the company selling this product. Best Regards
Posted by Meagan on 26th Sep 2013
Thanks to the Knitting Help.com staff who saw my earlier review about a needle tip breaking. They sent me a replacement tip even though the return period had expired.
Posted by Kay on 24th Sep 2013
I gave these 4 stars only because I am still trying to figure out which set I like best. I liked all three kinds of tips included in the kit. I'm leaning toward the Dreamz - I like the feel of the wood and how yarn feeds across them. I really like the idea that I can knit virtually anything with interchangeables.
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