Knitter's Pride + giveaway!


Disclaimer: Technically, this is a sponsored post and I was given a few pairs of Knitter's Pride needles to try out and review. That said, I have purchased, owned and knitted with Knitter's Pride needles in the past and that is why I was super excited to write this review. These needles have been my favorite for a few years and now I can tell you why!

I used to think that all knitting needles were pretty much the same ... until I tried Knitter's Pride. They're the most innovative knitting needle company out there, offering carbon fiber needles, cube-shaped needles in wood and metal ... and more. They are also the only company I've come across that offers perfectly soft, smooth cords on their circulars – they lay flat and don't kink or coil up on you while you knit. Let me show you what I'm talking about.


Hello, Symfonie Cubics. These needles are cube-shaped and if you've never knitted with 'square needles', this might blow your mind a little bit. In a good way. The cuboid shape of these birch needles gradually tapers to perfect needle points. These points are perfection. I don't like my needles too pointy and I don't want them to be blunt, either. These are just right.


The incredibly smooth polished wood on these needles won't snag your yarn and won't slow you down. These needles are surprisingly speedy! But the best thing about Cubics is the ergonomic shape; they are comfortable to hold and the cube-shape of the needles helps make your stitches totally uniform. Try these out with a section of stockinette and you won't believe how perfect your stitches will look. It's the magic of the cube. (Yarn is Baah/La Jolla.)


 

Next, meet Karbonz. Karbonz have the flex and strength of carbon fiber, the same material used in aerospace engineering. They are lightweight and have a smooth, warm feel that's easy on your hands. The nickel-plated brass points are perfectly tapered to a point that's just right, making your knitting easier and speedier.


Plus, they just look cool. My husband was totally impressed that I was knitting with carbon fiber needles. Other knitters swoon when you tell them you're knitting with carbon fiber needles. They might be the coolest needles on the block. (Yarn is Tosh Merino DK.)




Finally (and possibly my most favorite) are Nova Cubics. These, like the wooden Cubics, are speedy to knit with and feel fantastic. These needles make sense in my hands. The cube shape is honestly the most exciting thing I've ever come across in my years of collecting knitting tools.


Nova Cubics are engineered from hollow brass pipes and plated with high quality nickel, making them super smooth and lightweight, ensuring comfort and hours of stress-free, satisfying knitting. The durability of the metal guarantees minimal wear and maximum life. If you're looking for a new set of interchangeables, I'd go for these. If you're wanting to try a new circular, give Cubics a try. (Yarn is Tosh Vintage.)

Speaking of giving things a try ...  I have a really, really good giveaway to share. One super lucky reader will receive a Knitter's Pride Comby Sampler II interchangeable circular needle set.
This set includes 3 pairs of interchangeable needles in a clear vinyl case:
  • Karbonz US 2.5 (3.0mm)
  • Bamboo US 4 (3.5mm)
  • Nova Cubics US 6 (4.0mm)
  • 2 Cords (to make 24'' & 40'')
  • 4 End caps
  • 2 Cord keys

To enter, just leave a comment below telling me which kind of Knitter's Pride needles you're most excited to try (or let me know what kind you already knit with and love!)  

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, March 3rd at 12:00 a.m. CST.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

104 comments:

  1. I love the cubic needles and have been knitting with them regularly though I've not tried them as interchangeables. I did buy some Karbonz dpns when I was back home in Toronto over Christmas which I like mainly because I can accidentally sit on them and they won't break! However, they did leave black spots on my hands (though thankfully not on the yarn) which did go away when I gave them a bit of a scrub. But the cubics are definitely my favourite.

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  2. I've used the Karbonz (although not interchangeables) and would love to try those

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  3. I love my Karbonz double pointed needles. They are great for sock knitting. I've wanted to try the cubic needles for a while now, but haven't had a chance to buy them. The nova cubics look incredible - I'm super excited about those.

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  4. I'm interested in how the Cubics will feel vs. my addi interchanges.

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  5. Oh man..it would be a toss up between the Symfonie Cubics and the Karbonz. I've only just started trying out other knitting needles outside of what I can buy at JoAnne's or Michael's. Right now I'm trying out the Caspian fixed circs from Knit Picks, and they've been pretty cool to work with.

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  6. I will be thrilled to death to be selected. I have been eyeing the karbonz ones for many months..... And March 3rd is my daughter's birthday!

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  7. I'd be excited to try out the nova cubics, to see how it makes a difference. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Ok, you've already convinced me to try the nova cubics... I might not even wait for the result of this giveaway, lol.

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  9. I love Knitter's Pride. I started with their Acrylic dreams circular set that was such a bargain I couldn't pass it up and I've added to the set with a set of wooden tips that I can mix and match with the acrylic cables. I'm super excited about the Karbonz

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  10. I would love to try to symfonie cubics. I have issues with tendonitis sometimes and I think they would really help. I adore wooden needles, so these are perfect for me!

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  11. i want to try the karbonz! They look amazing and having seen someone knit with them--it appears to not be 'slippy'.

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  12. I've never used Knitter's Pride needles, and I can honestly say that I want to try them all! I am particularly intrigued by the symfonie cubics. This is such an awesome giveaway, jen!

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  13. I have never tried the cubic ones. Sounds kind of scary. But it would be awesome to try!

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  14. Darn, I just purchased the Addi interchangeables. I wish I knew about the Nova Cubics because I would love to try them! I only have a pair of gigantic Knitters Pride wooden needles. As Dayana commented, not sure if I can wait! :)

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  15. Never even heard of this brand, but these sound like something right up my alley. While I am pretty sure I'd really like the Karbonz, I would LOVE to try the Nova Cubics! The shape just kind of makes sense to me.

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  16. Hi. I would love to try the Nova Cubics. I have a set of Dreamz that I currently use. I am keshaevans on ravelry and keshaevans[at]outlook[dot]com.

    Thanks for the give-away

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  17. I mainly use bamboo needles, I'd like to try a new type of needle! What a giveaway,thanks.

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  18. Karbonex right now I use signature and I'm anxious to sample the carbon fiber.

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  19. I'd really like to try the Karbonz and 2.5 is a size I could really use.

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  20. I've ordered several pairs of Knitter's Pride DPNs from JimmyBeanWool and they've been fantastic and affordable needles. I'd be thrilled to try some of their other lines. Likewise, as a type A personality, the cubic needles appeal greatly to my perfectionist nature!

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  21. I would love to try some Nova cubic. I've never used Knitters Pride needles, would love to add them to my needle rotation!

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  22. Omigosh….I would die to try ANY of them. The Karbonz have always intrigued me because of their warmth but I'm dying to try out the Nova Cubics! ALL THE NEEDLES!!!

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  23. I'm interested in any cubic needle. Would love to see more consistent stitches.

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  24. Oh, boy, oh, boy! I would love to try the Karbonz, especially with light-weight yard which still scare me. Hurray for give-always!

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  25. I've wanted to try the Karbonz since I saw the first advertisement, but I had just received a complete set of Addis for my birthday. I couldn't justify ordering more knitting needles so soon after, but now that some time has passed, and I saw the Interchangeable Comby Sampler (with the Cubics and Nova Cubics) I may have to make a purchase (unless I were to be lucky enough to win)!!!
    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

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  26. Ooooh those Nova Cubics look rad! I use addi right now and haven't tried Knitters Pride before.

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  27. I am very excited to try out the Karbonz nedles and knit like lightning

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  28. I've been meaning to try the karbonz forever!

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  29. I would love to try the Symfonie Cubics! Wood is always my preferred needle material, and I am dying to try square needles. I have heard such awesome things about the grippiness and unheard of smoothness of Cubics. Would love to win a set and try them out!

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  30. I think all of them look amazing but I'm most exciting about the cubics.

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  31. I knit with the karbonz, and love them. I'd love to try the cubics, too :)

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  32. I love bamboo, but the karbonz sound cool!

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  33. Ooh lala, I love the Symfonie Cubics! I have knitted in the past, but have been drawn to crocheting in recent years. I've never knitted in the round and these would be an awesome way to learn.

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  34. I would love to karbonz needles after reading about how wonderful they are.

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  35. The Cubics. The shape is intriguing and I'd like to see how comfortable they are. And if I like the wood ones better than the bamboo needles I've tried (which I dislike).

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  36. What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to try the Symfonie Cubics!!

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  37. The Karbonz look amazing!! I've never knitted with anything like that.

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  38. The carbon fiber ones sound amazing, but the cubic ones have intrigued me for a while now.

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  39. I mainly use bamboo, so trying carbon would be grrrreat!

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  40. I am already addicted to the symphony cubits. The Nova cubics would be a kick.

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  41. The Nova Cubics sound great!

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  42. Ooooooh!! The Karbonz look and sound so awesome. I realllllly need to upgrade my circular needles.... I hate it when they snag the yarn & kink on me. Blah! These needles all sound really awesome. I've gotta look into getting some.

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  43. Well, the Karbonz look great and I keep hearing great things about them!

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  44. I have several sets of of the 16' Dreamz but I would love to try out new needles...

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    1. I don't have any sets, as I'm fairly new to knitting. I am picking it up rather quickly. (No Pun intended). I have used my Daughters knitters Pride and love them, hope to have my own soon.

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  46. I have the Nova and I really like them! I would like to try the carbonz.

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  47. I have a set of interchangeable Novas (not cubics though) as well as some 16" circulars for socks that I love. I just bought some of the bamboo 16" circulars for socks when I travel this summer because I hear the plane cops don't mind bamboo. Love them both. Itching to try the Karbonz.

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  48. I love my carbonz dpn's they don't weight down my yarn or stretch it out! I have heard that the cubes are great for those with arthritis, I would love to give them a go! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  49. I have been meaning to try the Nova Cubics since they came out. I have one pair of tips in the Symphony Cubics, but I would like to try the Nova. Thank you for offering this giveaway!.

    BTW, what colorway of Tosh merino DK is that on your needles...Oak? It's lovely!

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  50. After reading the review I'd like them all! lol. The cubics have me intrigued and being I've had a bad experience with wooden needles (one snagged, but they were cheap, another broke) I'm leery on wooden needles.

    As a male knitter, Carbon Fibre is right up my alley :) It may lend some credence to those that look at me and say "you knit? I thought only women did that". If I can then say, "Hey, I'm using carbon fibre needles." that may be enough to make them stop and give me an "oooh".

    Now we need carbon fibre cubics! Honestly though, this set would go a long way to helping me with my knitting projects. With 5 kids, I tend to need to knit a lot!

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  51. I've got some Dreamz that I love, but I'd really like to try the Karbonz. Carbon fiber? Knitting CAN be sexy!

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  52. I've used cubics before and was totally shocked by how awesome they felt in my hands! I've been dying to try the Karbonz... madfabriholic at gmail dot com

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  53. I LOVE the Carbons I have! the Nova Cubics look very interesting. I would really like to give those needles a try!

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  54. I have a set of symphonies.Want to try the cubics.Love my needles.

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  55. Margaret HendersonFebruary 28, 2014 9:39 AM

    Hi Jen,
    I keep looking at the carbon fiber needles, but I'm really anxious to try the Symfonie Cubics circular needles: they look amazing and I think they would add some speed to my knitting.

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  56. Nova Cubics would be my choice. I have not had the opportunity to try them.

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  57. I'd really like to try Nova Cubics!

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  58. I love the Dreamz dpns that I have, so smooth and fast! But i'm really excited about the Karbonz, and I've never tried cubed needles before. I have to say, your photos made me drool….

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  59. Nova Cubics - your fave! Would love to see if they are mine as well!

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  60. I would like to try the nova cubics,I have some of the dreamz needles and I just love them.
    Thank you.

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  61. I really want to try the Karbonz ones. I currently have the round wooden ones and love them. The Cubics would be great for my poor, tired fingers and wrists.

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  62. I would love to try the Nova Cubics! They look super speedy :)

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  63. I would be excited to try any of the Knitter's Pride needles as I have not tried any of them before. I have seen the Karbonz straight sock needles but no other kinds. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. i own a set of Knitters Pride Dreamz and LOVE LOVE LOVE them but I am dying to get my hands on some Karbonz or the Cubics for different reasons. Karbonz because as much as I know the wood needle I love metal tips and the cubics because the yarn stays on them better from what I have read and heard. Thanks for a great review!

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  65. I borrowed a pair of Karbonz for Magic Loop and it was wonderful. I love the warmth of the karbonz in my hand. I felt no strain at all. I would love to try the cubics as well. Thanks!

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  66. I have the Dreamz and I love them. I would love to try the Nova Cubics as I've tried "square" needles before and have enjoyed working with them.

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  67. I love my cubics and dreamz needles and I'd love to try the karbonz!

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  68. I'm most excited to try the Karbonz! They look like great needles for lace!

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  69. I would love to try the Nova Cubics - I've never knitted with square needles, but I love good stitch definition.

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  70. Oh my, I want to try the cubics! Those sound great.

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  71. I've just started using circular needles and I'm really enjoying them. I just have a basic pair of bamboo so I'd love to try the Karbonz.

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  72. I would love to try any of the cubics, wondering how they feel and if they would reduce any hand fatigue.

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  73. I would love to try out and own any of the Knitters' pride needles. they look so stylish as well as being functional. Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

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  74. Thank you for this opportunity. I'ne never tried with square needles, so, I'd like to win the large size needle for a scarf project.

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  75. I would LOVE to try the Nova Cubics! Thanks!!!!!

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  76. I have my Karbonz I love them! Would like to try the a different brand square again..

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  77. i have tried both the carbonz and the regular interchangeable. I am very happy with both.

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  78. I have been dying to try the Karbonz, but those Nova Cubics look incredible as well.

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  79. I have never used any of them, but the Karbonz looks very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kristen
    kmelamed@comcast.net

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  80. I love my Karbonz, but I'm super excited to get the chance to try the Cubics. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

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  81. I would love to try the Symfonie Cubics-knitting w/the cube shape must feel really neat. I'm also thinking how cool these would look hanging around my neck-the needles look like jewelery.

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  82. I purchased the knitter's pride comby interchangeable sampler set and I have to say I enjoyed knitting with every pair of needles. I would love a chance to try the karbonz and the nova cubics.

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  83. I'd love to try Karbonz needles. I mother has a double point set she loves.

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  84. Would love to win the sampler set or the cubics. Thanks!!

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  85. Would love to try them all! I am new to knitting and have tried the KP Dreamz and love them!

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  86. Oh man, I would love to get my hands on those nova cubics!

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  87. Have wanted to try these needles! I was going to say that I wanted to try the Karbonz, but was convinced after the review, to try the symphonies. Fingers crossed! Lynn

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  88. I would love to try the Nova Cubics.

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  89. I am currently knitting with Symfonie Dreamz. I have the special 16 and deluxe interchangeable sets, but would love to try the Karbonz out. Great giveaway and one lucky winner.

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  90. I am looking forward to trying the nova cubics

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  91. I am most excited to try the Nova Cubics!!

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  92. Yo tengo las Dreams y son magnificas. Me encantarĂ­a probar las de fibra de carbono, debe ser un placer tejer con ellas!

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  93. I would love to try Nova cubics!

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  94. I wanna try the cubics mostly and the karbonz. So far I've only tried the symphony wood by knitpro.

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  95. Ooh I'd never heard of square needles before! Those nova cubics look super sleek. :)

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  96. I can't pick. I would love to try them all!

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  97. Goodness. I want to try them all. I think the cubics have me most intrigued and I've been told it helps with tension, which seems to be plaguing me lately. Next I'd love to try out the karbonz. I love this set!

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  98. Great giveaway! I want to try them all
    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  99. I love my Dreamz and would love to try Karbonz or Cubics

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  100. I just got my first Knitters Pride needles (Dreamz) and they are fabulous! I would love to try the Karbonz!

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