Comments: Need opinions! Quick!

I find that the plastic or metal needles work better with the cotton classic. The bamboo just wasn't slippery enough.

Posted by Kelly at April 4, 2007 08:46 AM

Addis are my fav for cotton. Not sticky. Good luck!

Posted by Lisa at April 4, 2007 09:06 AM

I'd vote for metal, but I admit, I do NOT like knitting with bamboo... at least not the Clover bamboo... Crystal Palace bamboo seems a little better.

Posted by Leisel at April 4, 2007 09:11 AM

I'd go with NOT bamboo for cotton. Metal, plastic, something slippy.

Now, show me the kitty!

Posted by miss ewe at April 4, 2007 09:20 AM

I prefer metal for cotton. It's hard enough to knit and the bamboo just seems to grab at it.

Posted by Sandy at April 4, 2007 09:23 AM

I have made facecloths with Tahki cotton and used birch needles with no problem of them sticking. So I think bamboo would work just fine.

Posted by Karen at April 4, 2007 09:39 AM

Bamboo, definitely. Cotton tends to be a bit slippery and bamboo defeats that evil tendency. I also use bamboo for ribbon.

Posted by Miss T at April 4, 2007 09:44 AM

I generally use bamboo with cotton, but I despise metal needles so I may not be the most impartial of people. I have noticed a difference in how easy it is to knit with based on the finish of the bamboo. I prefer my rosewoods or addi naturas over the Clovers.

Posted by Mindy at April 4, 2007 09:44 AM

I would use Bamboo as cotton seems to be so slippery on my Addi's. But I have used both of them when knitting with Cotton Classic. I have a sweater from a Vogue issue on Addi's, until last night, when I stole them for the Celtic Dreams project.

Posted by Chris at April 4, 2007 09:45 AM

I vote for metal, but bamboo would probably work fine if that's what you can find. Good luck!

Posted by Megan at April 4, 2007 09:45 AM

Wait, are you blackmailing us?! ;) I vote metal. I use metal for everything!

Posted by Chris at April 4, 2007 10:52 AM

I too have suffered trying to find 16" needles! My favorites for any yarn I have yet to encounter which is knit in the size 5-11 range are Susan Bates Quicksilver. Never have any trouble with the join, the metal is slick but not as noisy as some other metal needles, and they are at the cheaper end of things. Have fun, Kabira

Posted by Kabira at April 4, 2007 11:50 AM

I've never knit with the Tahki, but generally I find that metal needles are better for cotton. Less sticky, as I think you've already surmised.

I think I have a 16" size 7 Addi Turbo somewhere. Would have bought it at The Woolery. You might call Deb there and see if she's got them in. Remember she closes early on Wednesdays.

Posted by Crafting Jen at April 4, 2007 12:11 PM

Metal. Definitely metal.

Posted by Sonya at April 4, 2007 12:53 PM

I prefer metal needles pretty much all the time. I have a pair of bamboo ones in one size, and I just find that they are not slippery enough for me. But then I am a Very Beginning Knitter and I have never once bought fancy yarn, so what do I know. :)

I have had the most success with shorter circular needles buying them online from joann.com. I looked in every craft store I saw for 11" circs (hee! I'm more accustomed to child-rearing Internet circles than knitting ones, and circ means something rather different on a baby board) but I finally had to break down and buy them online.

Posted by Rachel at April 4, 2007 12:55 PM

My preference for most knitting is addi's. I think I'd definitely use them for cotton; I've had splitting trouble with bamboo and cotton.

Okay, now let's have the Dewey picture!

Posted by Julie at April 4, 2007 01:00 PM

I would use the metal, however if 16" is hard to find maybe you can use DPN's.

Just a thought

Posted by Maureen at April 4, 2007 01:42 PM

Metal...I use metal for everything - except those "funky yarns" then I use bamboo. I've never had a problem with metal & cotton yarn.

Oh, good a picture of Dewey - he must be big by now...and knitting pic too...you can tell my heart is with Dewey... LOL

Posted by Sara at April 4, 2007 01:57 PM

I think if the bamboo is smooth enough it shouldn't be a problem with the cotton. If they're really sticky, though, I'd stick with metal.

I've used both without a problem.

Posted by sprite at April 4, 2007 07:03 PM

Oh, I love bamboo and cotton. I hate bamboo with sitckiness anyway.

Posted by Theresa at April 5, 2007 07:35 PM
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