Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I have to say that Knit Picks has done it again. I have received my Knit Picks Harmony Needles. I was a little surprised to see that the tips were so much shorter than the fixed circulars and my Addi circulars and the KP metal tips. I have some 16'' KP sock needles that gouge the palm of my hand so I was very concerned. Because these needles are gorgeous and I knew that if they hurt me I still was not going be able to return them. (it's an illness, I know) I opened them up, ran my fingers along them for about 5 minutes. They are silky smooth and I think the joins are even shaplier than the metal tip joins. I pulled out a 47" cable and attached the size 8 tips. I transferred my Forest Canopy Shawl from the Addi's to the KP Harmonys and worked a full 8 row repeat. Just a weird coincidence - the colors in the wood of the Harmonys is the same exact colors of the STR Pucks Mischief yarn I am knitting the shawl with. First impressions: much smoother than the Addis; nicer join; sharper points; the colors become background and don't really mess with your vision and stitch perception after a couple of rows; my work progressed much faster. I give them a 10 out of 10. I will cast on some socks on the fixed circular size 3s tonight. I am so glad they produced these needles. I was having a difficult time switching between the super sharp tipped KP Metal needles and my Clover and Addi Bamboos. I have never enjoyed moving those stretched out yarn overs across the joins of my bamboo needles. Now, humph, I am gliding in Harmony. Check them out.