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[Knitting] Addi FlexiFlips Anyone?

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Post time: 2017-12-15 12:45
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Has anyone used the new Addi FlexiFlips?  They seem pretty cool.  


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Post time: 2017-12-16 05:17
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Normally, I knit socks on 2 circulars, and use DPNs for picking up and knitting the gusset stitches.  When they're gone, I'm back to my original 2 circulars.  The FlexiFlips make working with the gusset stitches a lot easier.  It took me awhile to get used to the really short tips, but they're a lot more convenient than DPNs.  But they're awfully short to hold 32 - 36 stitches, which is what you have on each side of an adult-sized sock or mitten, so they're not going to replace my circulars.  And I can't imagine having so few stitches in worsted or larger yarn that the larger FlexiFlip sizes would be very helpful - if you make lots and lots of boot socks maybe?
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GreenWeaver 2017-12-15 18:03
IMHO, no, you'd never keep enough stitches for TAAT socks on an 8" needle, and all of the FlexiFli ...

Totally!  Well, maybe for sleeves and hats...  Actually, I'm knitting a sweater and using 16" circulars for the sleeves.  I wonder....  I'm probably just looking for a reason to get a set of flexiflips.  *sigh*  Maybe I'll stick with the circ and buy more yarn.  ;)
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Post time: 2017-12-16 10:03
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loveinspanish 2017-12-15 19:01
Also, I prefer to knit my socks 2 at a time, otherwise I'd never finish a pair.  TAAT socks would ne ...

IMHO, no, you'd never keep enough stitches for TAAT socks on an 8" needle, and all of the FlexiFlips are the same length - 8".  You'd have to get at least 2 sets, I think, which would more or less defeat the whole purpose of TAAT.
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aunt 2017-12-27 18:08
I'm intrigued! I haven't used them, but I'd like to try them.

Me, too!  Although, I have to admit I don't use dpns more than I have to.  I generally prefer using 2 circulars or short circulars.  I'd like to try out the FlexiFlips to see if I like them better than regular dpns.
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GreenWeaver 2017-12-15 13:17
Normally, I knit socks on 2 circulars, and use DPNs for picking up and knitting the gusset stitches. ...

I haven't used them, but a lady I know seems to really like them for her socks.  I've only knit socks on 2 circulars.  I wonder if the larger sizes have longer needles...

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Nope - all the FlexiFlips are the same length, 8 inches.  Details Reply Post time 2017-12-16 10:00
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Post time: 2018-1-3 06:56
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I really do like them more than DPNs, but there is one thing I don't like - you only get 3 of them in each set, which means they can only be used in place of 2 circulars, since one has to be reserved to knit the stitches off one of the others.  I'd like them better if there were 4 needles in each set.
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Really?  That's interesting!  I thought the flexi part in the middle would make it seem like you were knitting with your work on 4 needles, with a needle free to knit with.  Not so, huh?  I hadn't heard anyone say that about them....
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Ang_el_es 2017-12-23 11:35
YO NO LOS CONOZCO, PERO SE VEN MUY BUENOS...EN MÉXICO NO HAY.

Son muy nuevos.  Tenemos que pedirlos.  Las tiendas no tienenlos aqui en estado unidos.
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Post time: 2017-12-16 10:00
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loveinspanish 2017-12-15 18:35
I haven't used them, but a lady I know seems to really like them for her socks.  I've only knit so ...

Nope - all the FlexiFlips are the same length, 8 inches.
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Also, I prefer to knit my socks 2 at a time, otherwise I'd never finish a pair.  TAAT socks would never be possible on one set of these, would they?

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IMHO, no, you'd never keep enough stitches for TAAT socks on an 8" needle, and all of the FlexiFlips are the same length - 8". You'd have to get at least 2 sets, I think, which would more or less def  Details Reply Post time 2017-12-16 10:03
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Post time: 2017-12-24 03:35
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YO NO LOS CONOZCO, PERO SE VEN MUY BUENOS...EN MÉXICO NO HAY.

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Son muy nuevos. Tenemos que pedirlos. Las tiendas no tienenlos aqui en estado unidos.  Details Reply Post time 2018-1-6 08:05
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Post time: 2017-12-28 10:08
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I'm intrigued! I haven't used them, but I'd like to try them.
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