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In this video, I’m going to run down the different knitting needle types,
different materials used in knitting needles, different knitting needle sets
that you can buy. And this is meant to be an overview,
because I get so many questions from beginning knitters who don’t
understand why we have all these different things available, and,
what should they buy? They’re just trying to make a good choice
for themselves, but they have no idea what the different things are. So I have a bunch of needles here,
representing different brands of needles, just to explain what the types are. Again, not a review,
just an explanation of the types. So, when we’re talking about knitting
needles, we’re talking about, basically, three different kinds. You have straight knitting needles that
have a stopper on the end and a pointy part at the other end. We have double-pointed needles that are
sharp on both ends and come in a set of four or five. And then we have circular knitting needles
that are short needles with a cord between them. They’re attached with a cord between them. I think that was clear. And the different needles are
used for different things. When you think of knitting or, you know,
you see a picture of knitting, this is what you see,
the straight needles like this, right? And a lot of people
still use these needles. I’ll say that most people that
I know use circular needles for just about everything. These are good for knitting a flat piece,
but you can also knit a flat piece on circular needles. And if that is confusing to you,
I will go ahead and give you a link to my video called “Using Circular Needles,”
which explains both knitting a tube and flat knitting. So straight needles are
good for flat pieces. Not a lot of people use them anymore,
mainly because when you’re knitting, say, a blanket, it’s a flat piece,
but when it starts to get heavy, and there’s kind of a lot of it,
it’s more comfortable to use circular needles and have the weight
sitting in your lap rather than out on the
ends of these sticks. It’s less fatiguing to your hands. So then, circular needles, you can
knit a flat piece, just like I said, and they also come in a lot of different
lengths so that you can knit a lot of different tube sizes. Because we can have little,
tiny tubes that become socks and mittens, or we can have medium-size tubes that
become baby sweaters, or adult sweaters, or a sweater for a Volkswagen. I don’t know. You can knit any size tube as long as you
have a long enough cord with circular needles. The last kind are double-pointed needles. And you use these…you make a triangle
out of them and you can knit small circumference tubes. And I can’t do it right now. I don’t have enough hands. You knit small circumference tubes using
either three or four of these, with an empty needle in your hand
and knitting off of them. If you’re curious about that,
I’ll go ahead and give you a link to my DPN video, or one of them that
makes a lot of sense. So those are the different
types of needles. Let’s go ahead and talk about the
different needle materials. There are a bunch. I’m going to cover the basics. We have bamboo, wood, and metal. And I’m going to start
with the least slick. Bamboo is what I would call the stickiest. Let me go ahead and put these DPNs away. And I have a bamboo needle set here
from Addi, really nice needle set. Bamboo needles are probably most
appropriate for someone who’s a newer knitter, who’s having problems with
stitches falling off the end of the needles, because maybe you’re
kind of a loose knitter. These needles have a little more grip to
them, so it’s going to hang on to those stitches. These are also good if you have some hand
fatigue or some mobility issues. It’s going to help those stitches stay
on the needle and not slip out. I just shot a video using bamboo
double-pointed needles, which I love because they don’t
slide out of the work. That’s important when you have a bunch
of stitches on the needle. This is an Addi set, Addi Bamboo set. The next kind of needle are wood,
and wood is a great all-purpose set. I’m actually totally stuck on… I mean, ask me my favorite needle today. I’m going to tell you
it’s Knitter’s Pride Ginger. But it might be
something `different tomorrow. It’s just what I’m using today. Knitter’s Pride Ginger are wood needles. They are highly laminated,
so they’re still pretty fast. They have a pretty sharp point to them. They’re not as fast as metal needles,
but they’re faster than bamboo. Like I said, great all-purpose needles. Even if I don’t know how someone’s
knitting and they ask me what kind of needles they should buy,
I always tell them, “Start with wood. Get a wood set. And if you want something else,
ask for it for Christmas, or your birthday, or something.” It’s what I would recommend
for a lot of people. And the last kind of needles
are metal needles. And I have a set here. The metal needles are normally
chrome-plated or nickel-plated, and they are meant to just be fast. This is the Knitter’s Pride Platina set. If it says anything,
Addi has a set out called Turbos, which says everything about what these
kind of needles are meant to be. They’re meant to be really slick and fast,
so you can just slide stitches along and work them. And a lot of times with the chrome sets,
you’re going to get really sharp points. And this just says experienced knitter all
over it, which is an experienced knitter isn’t going to stab themselves,
or split a lot of stitches with sharp points, or they’re going to be
experienced with knitting lace. This is a great all-purpose set. Most everyone I know who’s an experienced
knitter really enjoys metal needles. Maybe not for every thing,
but they do enjoy them because of the speed you get when you’re
working with them. Now, I wouldn’t recommend these for brand
new knitters or knitters who are loose knitters who are having problems
with stitches falling off. You probably want to stick with
bamboo or metal, which is great. We have something for everyone. Okay, I already talked about circular
needles and how the cord lengths make a difference in the size of the tube. But now I want to talk about
different needle sets. Because that’s the other
big question I get from people. It’s like, “I want to invest in a set.” And I always tell people, “When you can,
when you’re ready, do invest in a set.” There are so many things to choose from,
depending on what you need and what you’re looking for. If you have it narrowed down to something
that you think you want to actually make the investment…because
needle sets can be well over $100, you don’t want to go into it blindly. But if you have it narrowed down to
maybe one or two needle sets that you want to invest in, go ahead and buy a single
pair of needles in that same set. Give them a try. Try before you buy. Make sure that you like them. So, that said, needle sets are
a great way to go. Well, let’s just talk about
some of the different sets. I’m going to put these away
while I have this open. This is a straight needle set. We don’t see a ton of these,
but they exist. And if you are a straight needle knitter,
this…straight needle knitter. Yeah, I said that right. This is a wide range of sizes. This is Knitter’s Pride Ginger. So, there are straight needle sets. Not a lot of flexibility with them,
you just have a lot of sizes. And then…what am I doing here? Oh, like what I showed you here with this
Addi set, you have the needle tips, and it comes with a bunch of
different cord lengths. And so you can attach the cord length
that you need for the knitting that you’re doing. So you can attach a cord to make
24-inch circulars, or 32, or 30. And this set actually has an extra piece
so you can connect two cords together. That’s the convenience of having a
knitting needle set is, you have all the sizes, and you can have
the cord length that you need. And so let’s break that
down a little further. Like, “What length of
circular needles should I get? I can attach a cord to anything,
but what should I get?” Okay, this is where things get crazy,
because we have so many new products out right now. Oh, I can just throw this in,
double-pointed needle set, has the sizes, not nearly as confusing
as circular needle sets. Okay, so the Addi set that I just showed
you is an all-purpose set for making needles from like 24, to 40, 60,
however long you want. Then we get into some specialized things. Like, this is a Knitter’s Pride Zing set
that has little, short needles. And these are meant to make 16-inch
circulars, which are great for hats and baby sweaters, really,
the greatest thing for hats. I love knitting hats. And this set has the needle tips and then
the cords and everything to put them together, so you always have the
right size that you need. And there are a lot of
16-inch circular sets. A question I get all the time,
“Can I attach a longer cord to the shorter needle to make a longer needle?” Absolutely, yes. You can buy whatever brand pretty much. Their cords will fit all of their needles. So if you have Addi, or ChiaoGoo,
or Knitter’s Pride, just buy the cords from that company and it’ll fit
on all of their needles. So you can attach longer cords to
something like this. Now that said, I’m fine with it. Most other people, I will say,
like the longer cord, like the longer needles,
the feel in their hands, and they don’t like the feel of the
needles that are appropriate for 16-inch circulars. I think they end up being
just, you know… Well, I can actually look at this. It looks like they’re about
3 and 1/2 inches long, which is like an inch shorter
than other needles. So, yes, 16-inch circulars. I’m not telling you what to buy,
because there are so many options. I’m telling you what all these
different things mean, right? And then this set, this is a ChiaoGoo set
of interchangeables with a lot of different sizes. This goes from U.S. 2 up to U.S. 15. And this is a short set that will actually
make 16-inch circulars, but it has the cords for all of it. So ChiaoGoo is just assuming that you want
to make all of the different cord lengths out of even their needles
that are kind of short. Now, getting into a couple of other
things, this is almost the cutest thing in the world. ChiaoGoo, as far as I know,
as far as filming this, is the only company that is making… This is a needle set, if you believe this. This tiny little thing is a needle set. They’re the only ones who have mastered
the tiny screw tip join, right? This is U.S. Size 000, or 1.5 millimeter. And the reason that we haven’t had
interchangeable circulars up to this point is because this is so tiny. This join is so tiny and precise,
and they figured it out. So this is an interchangeable set that
goes from 000, or 1.5 millimeter, up to 2.5 millimeter. And this is the whole needle set right
here, with the cords and everything else. It’s brilliant. Okay, I have a few more
weird things to show you. This is another ChiaoGoo set. And this is the first set that I’ve seen
that has really short needles, really little, teeny-tiny, short needles. I’ll put it up against my shirt so you can
see how tiny they are. These make 9, 12, and 14-inch circulars. And I think we’ll probably see more
companies coming out with these. And here’s the whole little set. So many new things. And the last thing that I didn’t show you,
before I get into two other weird things, is 9-inch circulars. These are circulars with very,
very short needles. Not everyone likes them,
because they are a little bit harder to work with, or it takes
some practice at least. But it’s great for knitting socks,
and mittens, and other things. And a variation on that, something that
I just now got my hands on. These came in the mail yesterday. These are called Addi EasyKnit,
and I haven’t tried them yet because they just came in the mail. I think these might be called
Sock Wonders in Europe. But they’re 9-inch circulars where one of
the needles is longer than the other, so that it’s a little bit easier
to hang onto. You put the longer needle in your right
hand, and you start knitting. I’m excited to try these. This is really innovative. The tips on these are typical Addi tips. And then the last weird thing I have to
show you in this massive rundown of knitting needles is…what I have here
are HiyaHiya Flyers. I have a video out on Addi FlexiFlips. These are short needles in a pack of
three, with a cord between them. And if you are totally wondering how these
work, I will give you a link to my Addi FlexiFlips video. As far as I know, these
HiyaHiya needles just came out. They haven’t been out very long. These just came in the mail as well. I haven’t tried them. The difference between these and the Addis
is the Addis have…one end is the blunt Addi tip, the other end is
the Addi lace tip. It’s sharp. The HiyaHiya Flyers,
both ends are very sharp. But they’re really nice needles. I’m sure they work
just like the FlexiFlips. Okay, that was me talking for a long time
about knitting needles. An overview of so many things
that are available. I haven’t helped you pick, I know. But I hope that I’ve helped you pick the
kind of knitter that you are and maybe the kind of needles that will suit you. Anyway, I hope this helps. Good luck. ♪ [music] ♪

89 thoughts on “Choices! A Review of Knitting Needle Types”

  1. I love my knitters pride platina metel set, but the smallest size is a 4. I would love a set that has smaller needles, but I cant find one that is the 16 inch set.

  2. A Japanese company (called Seeknit, or Kinki Amibari) also makes 9 and 1/2 inch circulars which one of the needles is longer than the other. The cord is the normal cord we can find in knitpro, but the difference is that all cords from that company had a swivel mechanism (even the smaller ones!). They’re pretty popular in Japan I think 🙂

  3. knitpick have best double point needles I use them all the time, too and I just got addi flex flip needles even better! I still have wood needles, and metal needles However you forgot to mention about people who have allergy to metals so wood would be best choice. I just bought addi set which is awesome too i am waiting for chiagoo set as i just ordered and I will say my opinion later once i use it. The biggest problem is that I needed several sets is that i knit lace, regular, etc with certain yarns, that works great for certain needles. so more than one set is better (WIPS) never run out of needles lol My first purchase was knitpick sets (DPNS and interchange circular needles) which I still use them which got me to knit more and more. I really enjoy them all.

  4. I appreciate this type of video! I have been knitting for only a year but crocheting for 3. So I'm very familiar with yarn and notions but knitting needles are still a bit mysterious lol Lucky for me I got a ChiaoGoo complete set for Christmas last year which I very much enjoy! And I actually prefer my simple straights for a lot of things! I haven't tried DPNs or wood or plastic/acrylic period. Lol. I'm known to jump into things head first so I'm not surprised I started with the most slick and difficult type of needles! Now I'm ready for anything.

  5. I love the knitters pride sample sets. They can really help you figure out what materials work best for you. I think a group of friends should invest in the two or three sets and work out an exchange. soooo sooo fun.

  6. Is there a good place to donate needles we no longer need or use? I got a couple awesome sets as gifts and no longer use my straight bamboo needles I used as a beginner.

  7. Nearly squirted my coffee through my nose when you said, "Or a sweater for a Volkswagon". I just wasn't expecting that! Love your channel, Staci 😀

  8. The ChaioGoo Shortie set has two lengths of each size so you could attach different lengths of the same size needles to the cable to create needles like the new Addi Easy Knit or Sock Wonders.

  9. addi just released the Sockwonder LACE, with pointier tips. i got a bunch of them from a german online shop, the first to have them available as they were introduced on the market a month ago. i have to say that they're the fastest and most comfortable sock needles i've tried so far. not as sharp as hyiahyia 9'' circulars but definitely a good compromise between normal addi needles and sharp lace ones. they start at size 2 mm which is perfect for fine sock wool. planning to get the whole range. price is around 7 euros

  10. Thanks great information. I’m saving this so when I’m ready for my next set. I tried the small 9” circular, not for me, so I know those tiny ones would so not be me. You did not mention the Square needles. I bought a set Louet North America Interchangeables and find they are perfect for my hands and let the needles roll over my hand and I have less strain. I’m using them on my 1st sweater project. I also have square DPNs and find I knit mitts faster.

  11. I have had Addi and Hiya Hiya interchangables… my fave is the Chiaogoo interchangables. I have both 4" and 5" interchangeables and the Mini set…. absolutely best hands down for me!

  12. Hi Staci, you didn’t mention plastic needles but then, who uses them? Addi used to have plastic needles which are a nightmare to use with Acrylic fibres.

  13. I have a set of circular needles from hobby lobby that are acrylic and they have really good grip like bamboo

  14. Has anyone ever heard of the My Two Ladies adjustable straight needles? There’re great for shawls and cardigans

  15. I have a beautiful rosewood pair of straight needles I use to make dishcloths. There is something about doing things the way people in the past have done. Taking those straight needles into the future makes me part of a long line of knitters.

  16. Oh gracious me, the Chiaogoo are by far, my favorites from just what you showed. So cool. But to be honest, I loved them all. I have a knitters pride set of regular wood needles and then a set of shorts, but when I went looking for the smallest sizes is when I realized that thing about the join. I didn't know Chiaogoo conquered that. That's good to know. Now to find that tiny size set.

  17. I have been knitting for a little while but I like using the metal knitting needles but I started with wooden ones

  18. There are also plastic needles, not my fave but I know some people who just love them. I've found that for a new knitter, handing them a few types of needles (usually aluminum, bamboo, & wood, plastic and steel if available) and letting them feel and use each is the most helpful way for them to guess which they might like to buy. And then I tell them that starting with one or two pairs of inexpensive needles in that material, maybe from a mass-market chain store such as JoAnn Etc. or Michael's for accessibility, means that they can buy some and use them for some time until they want more or different ones. It's important to show people that knitting doesn't have to be expensive.

  19. Lol V dub-sized tube! That cracked me up. And did you build a bigger house to fit all your knitting treasures?

    I love short, circular metal needles for hats. Small-gauge (0,1,2) dpn's drive me nuts due to splitting yarn and major hand & fingers fatigue when knitting socks. I didn't like knitting socks anymore. I saw your video on Prym ergonomic needles with bulbed tips and ordered US 1, 2. As you mentioned, they're hard to find in the US. I found them on eBay. They worked beautifully! Kinda 'sticky' which I liked so stitches don't slide and yet I could go pretty fast and still not split yarn (not quite turbo). I'm glad I bought both sizes because I found I needed to drop down from US 2 as called for, to 1 using Schachenmayr 6 ply wool wt #3. They are longer than I'd prefer but not a show stopper by any means (8" and I prefer 6" for small work).

    For that itty-bitty work I prefer stickier, ie wood in those little needles.

    I am amazed by the Chiaogoo tiny-needle sets. I'm interested except that I might experience the above issues. The Prym ergos got me knitting socks again, yay!

  20. What a great overview. Thank you. I am a CiaGoo and Hiya Hiya fam eithe a few Lykkes and Addies tossed into the mix. One thing you did not address was the cord differences. I know that is specific to circs, but an important consideration. I was given a set of ChiaGoo Spins set as a gift. The person giving was smart, because I had a collection of misc. Interchangable Red Lace ChiaGoo.. So almost instantly, I had 2 sets both bamboo and metal that were totally interchangeable and fit in the same case. Again a very good overview of a very flooded market area. Thank you.

  21. Not that I would ever use plastic needles, but on a scale of bamboo to metal, how sticky are they? Lol

  22. Que emoción ver todo tipo de agujas, acá en Perú no encuentro esas bellezas así que me anime a pedir agujas knitpro justo el juego pequeño de colores en su estuche que mostró y un trió de acrílicos gordos todas intercambiables, ah me olvidaba el viernes me llegan unas de bambú intercambiables, gracias Staci.

  23. Folks who want to use metal but are nickel sensitive should use something like Chiaogoo lace, made from surgical stainless steel. Addis and a lot of the other popular brands are Nickel plated.

  24. I think my needle collection is getting as big as my yarn stash! I love trying needles I've yet to work with.

  25. I'm in love with a chiagoo red lace circular fixed needles that I have.
    I have bad luck with interchangeable sets.

  26. Try it, you’ll like it…or not, as you said, better to try one pair, if you like them, then buy the set.

  27. I am crazy about my mini Chiaogoo circular set, I bought the five inch tip one recently and have already knit four pairs of socks with them! The connectors don't catch the fine sock wool (I mostly use magic loop) and having the sizes 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm in a circular set is so handy . I also have a full set of Chiaogoo circulars and their sock dpn set!! Never use straight needles anymore.

  28. When my hubby asks why I need another needle, I ask him why he needs another model train! A sweater for a volkswagon! Lost my coffee out my nose 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  29. I love my Clover takumi bamboo needles. They also screw in!
    I just wish the smaller sizes (2 and below) longer cord circulars were easier to find.

  30. Would it be possible to do a video that summarises casting on and what’s the general good choice for different items? I always get confused when the instructions said to cast on with my favourite cast-on coz I don’t have one… and I am not sure if it’s going to be too tight or too loose for the piece

  31. Great, but why don't you observe that the Addi's have a special closure where the yarn loves to entagle itself so that you can't knit fluently? That's importand fom all whö knit with slim yarn or don't knit loose! All the rest of your video I like. I'd love it seeing a little bit, just a miuit of every single one, how to see you knitting with each of them. So it'd be better to chose one of them for his/hers eyes and hands. You know, what I wanna tell you?
    Thanks! I made a thumps up, as ever!

  32. I love wood needles 😊 I’ve been knitting for seven years, but I still find the wood needles the best 😊

  33. I think you mispoke at 5:51. It should be "I think you should stick with bamboo or _wood_" not "bamboo or _metal_". I think.

  34. I have the ChiaoGoo 5” Complete, 4” Small + US 9, and 5” Minis. I am getting the Shorties. Probably won’t get the DPNs, I love my bamboo.

  35. Could you possibly make a video on different types yarns and what types of projects they would be best for?

  36. "Sweater for a Volkswagen" I laughed so hard I had to stop and go back to see what I had missed!!

  37. My current fav needles are the gorgeous Zings! I have an interchangeable set, as well as a couple of 16 inches, and a 9 inch little guy… I love that each size has its own color… a real help to me, as I have vision issues.

    ChaiGoo Red Lace Needles are another bug fav if mine. They are so nice. I live knitting with them…even though I am decidedly not a fast knitter.

    No bamboo for me..,ever…in any form. I really dislike the stickiness, Whike I am not a fast knitter, even I want to knit a little faster than bamboo usually allows.

    I do like my beautiful Knit Picks straights, and circulars. They are not as slick as my Zings and ChaiGoos, but they are at least pretty.

    This was a fun video… I love needle talk! Oh… I would love to have those little ChauGoos.

  38. I enjoyed this video! Could you please comment on the different types of joins in circular sets? Thank you!

  39. I think you should have mentioned about the different cord attachment styles on interchangeables…they are a huge part in making a decision as to what brand/type you get.

    I have Addis now, but started with a twist on/keyed set that was the bane to my existence. So that was a huge issue for me – some have had the same experience, while others have not. But most definitely a very large factor in what brand to choose.

  40. I have a boye interchangeable knitting set try find cord connectors but couldn't. Found out that chiaogoo small chords fit the boye set. I would say the boye set is a good one for a beginner to learn on.

  41. I have and/or tried almost all brands of needles out their and HiyaHiya are my favorites. Their metal is stainless steel so no allergic reaction. Their cords are the best – they swivel at the join (not their older cords, though) which I think might be the only brand that has this swivel feature, at least the last time I checked, and their cords are the most flexible. I really like the little 9-inch needles. Your video was fun. Thanks.

  42. Having a hard time with yarn going from tube to needle , with my new chiaogoo circular needles…. am I just casting on to tight?🧶

  43. Where I'm from everyone learnes to knit on straight needles. They're all 40 cm long and you put the right needle under your right armpit, so you don't have to hold all the work with your hand. The end of the left needle can just hang down so you don't have to hold that either. No strain on wrists at all.
    Also, because we learn to throw, not flick, you'll always have your right hand free to closely examine your pattern or check your phone, because you never have to put down your work!
    I mostly prefer straights over circulars because of these things. I just wonder why most people don't?

  44. OMG the teeny tiny ones are so cool! I would LOVE to see a video of you knitting with some of the "weird" needles!

  45. I have arthritis, so the "temperature" of the needles is important to me. I love bamboo and wood because they feel warm in my hands. If I have a chance to knit in the summer heat, sometimes metal needles feel better (with less hand sweating) because they feel cool. I highly recommend interchangeable circular set once you have found your favorite type of needles.

  46. (I'm sorry if these aren't the right terms or don't make sense, I've not been knitting long)

    I'm looking to knit a baby blanket using an alternating stockinette stitch to create a square pattern and was hoping to alternate colours as I change stitches so the squares end up as a check pattern (2colours) and will Hopefully be knitting on circular needles. Would you be able to do a video/explain that best way to change needles in the middle of rows as I would be changing multiple times in every row and I'm not sure the best way to do this

  47. I LOVE all of your videos and I have found them so helpful. Thank you for giving very clear demonstrations! Would you be willing to create one (or maybe this already exists–if so, I haven't been able to find it by searching) that demonstrates how to cast on for knitting in the round with Addi Flexiflips? I've tried several methods, but I feel that when I divide the stitches, I end up stretching the yarn at the spot where I divide. I'd love to see your version of casting on and dividing stitches for the cuff of a sock or mitten. Thank you so much!

  48. Great to see all the types of needles in one video. This is sure to help lots of people. Thanks.

  49. I bought the Chiaogoo shorties set a few weeks ago and having just finished a pair of socks on them I absolutely love them!
    You can make a 'differential' circular (like the addi sock wonder at 12:15) in any size. Not only that but I love that if you are knitting a short row heel you can change the long needle to the right side as you go back and forth- rather than having to knit with the super tiny needle in your right hand. Can't get over how great this set is!

  50. Hi Staci! Great video. What is the difference between KP Ginger interchangeable circulars and KP Dreamz interchangeables? I was researching both sets and they both seem to made of the same material, except the Dreamz are colored. Is this true? Any pros and cons of either? Thanks!

  51. Fantastic video! Because of this video I bought my first pair of Knitters Pride Ginger needles ( #6) and love them. I want to try the Nova Cubic Platina circular needles next.

  52. On try before you buy: I find it best to get one set of IC tips and one IC cord (or cord pack, depending on the brand) of what I'm interested in owning. Many times the length of the actual needle shaft vs. join is different between a fixed circular versus an IC tip and cord combo. Typically a fixed circular has a longer needle shaft and smaller join than the same size in an IC configuration. If I do decide to get the full set I can just add the tips and cord into the case with everything else.

  53. It's funny how I learned from metal dpns as they were the only ones available and I am used to using metal crochet needles. I don't know why, but I learned pretty fast with these meyal5 dpn's size 4.5mm. Nowadays, im using wood or circular needles for almost anything! Usually for hats and its weird I can finish faster on the wood circulars rather than the metal ones. Oh, i also don't have needle sets but I have bought enough needles for my own personal collection and use. I even made some made of bamboo chopsticks to a size 15 and 20mm for larger yarns/cords for heavy duty and big projects.

  54. I learned on aluminum needles and use them all the time. Thank you for all the information. I might try a wood set in the future and maybe a bamboo dpn set sometime. But all of my needles are, at this time, are metal and I've knitted in them from the beginning.

  55. where do you get your needles from?? I went to the website for knitter pride and it seems like they don't sell them off the website.

  56. Yes, you're right with all you said! Thanks!!! l bought so many sets of interchangeable needles and since l got HiyaHiya (HH) AND Chiaogoo(CG) l'm absolute content and happy and fast and without any pain any more! I'm so bad handicapped and l've tons of allergies and so it's hard to find a set which is ok. HH and CG , too, have made their sets with surgery – steel! It's the same in my right knee TEP! It's so great! No allergia and no problems or inaccurateness any more! I dremeled and unfiled a little step in 4 little adapters of my HH – set and now l can use all needles with that wonderful red lace wired cables from CG!!! yeah! In my whol life l'l never ever will find better needles, l know. This is perfect! I'm so bad handicapped and until l found these needles l can knit as much as l want, not limited by pain or allergia! I'm so overwhelmed happy!

  57. I just recently pretty much stole this giant collection of brand new, unused circular vintage needles of every imaginable size with tons of duplicates of my most frequently used sizes. It's the first time I got the super duper short circular needles where the needles themselves are only a couple of inches long. I haven't used any of those yet, but I can't imagine they would be terribly comfortable to work with. Super cool lot of needles though at a practical steal!

  58. When you showed the 9” circular needle, you took it out of a zippered pouch. Is that part of a set , too? If so, what brand? Great overview of so many nice needles!

  59. Just what I needed to hear 'I wouldn't recommend metal needles for loose knitters who are having trouble with stitches falling off'. That's me, and I find wooden needles help keep my stitches tighter. Also holding the needles from above helps keep the stitches tighter, as opposed to holding the R needle like a knife (cradling it between the thumb and pointer finger).

  60. What's your opinion on curved needles? Not the cable ones but the ones with a right angle. Would you recommend them? If so, can you do a video on them?

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