The market for interchangeable circular needles has been well-served for years by Knitter's Pride, ChaoGoo, Denise, Addi, Signature, Tulip, Hiya Hiya, and Knitpicks Options. The sets have generally featured slick metals, beige bamboo, or bright colorful wood or plastic tips in solids, rainbow hues, or psychedelic
Addi Turbos are the Cadillac of nickel-plated brass circular knitting needles, setting a standard against which all others in the market compete.
The needles are all made in Germany, to exacting specifications and in impeccable working conditions, and they all carry a lifetime warranty. Naturally, this
Back in 2010, I heard about a new miracle material being used for knitting needles. It was a carbon fiber composite also found in Boeing 787 Dreamliners, stealth fighter jets, and Formula One race cars. The benefit? Extraordinarily strong and lightweight, it could be used
What prompts someone to go into the knitting needle business anyway?
It made perfect sense for Knitter's Pride. The Indian manufacturer got its start making paintbrushes, which also require durable wooden handles and a well-fitting metal join that holds smooth, flexible fibers. After gaining prominence as
How much attention do you pay to the needles you use? Are you fussy, or will you knit with pretty much anything? Have you even paid that much attention to your needles lately?
For fussy and oblivious knitters alike, a few minutes with these needles will
When I first heard that Knit Picks was producing its own needles, I thought, "Uh-oh, this is the end of the needle market as we know it." I knew Knit Picks would bring a good product to market and sell it at wholesale prices directly
Circular needles aren't actually circular – they're made up of a long strand of nylon cord with two short needles attached at either end.
Because each end has a pointed needle, you don't have to stop at the end of a row and turn your work