The Interchangeable Knitting Needle Guides

knittingneedles2In my internet travels one question I see coming up frequently on Ravelry or Knittit is "what kind of interchangeable knitting needles should I get?".  It's a fair question and everyone has an opinion, but nowhere is there a comprehensive list of the different sets available and their pros and cons. It doesn't help that some of the sets are very similar and are even made by the same manufacturers for different distributers. So I documented my investigation as I went upon my own journey trying to figure out which interchangeable knitting needles I wanted to buy.



0 #1 Your GuideBrenda 2013-11-07 19:14
Wow, this is a very comprehensive guide to use before purchasing interchangeable knitting needles. It is perfect timing for me since I am planning on purchasing some before the end of the year. I only have time to knit occasionally but I plan on giving more time to my yarn this coming year. :-)
Many thanks for your reviews.
0 #2 RE: The Interchangeable Knitting Needle GuidesAngelaP, 2013-11-07 20:45

Thank you so much for your kind words. Please feel free to contact me here if you have any questions or specific concerns about choosing a set of interchangeable knitting needles.
0 #3 RE: The Interchangeable Knitting Needle GuidesNarrina Baskin 2013-11-08 23:19
dear angela
i read all parts of your IKN guide. i am interested to know what you think of Knitter's Pride Karbonz set.

also has anybody written about interchangeable crochet hook sets with cords?
0 #4 Clover bamboo interchangeable s?Jess 2014-02-25 04:18
Thank you for this guide it's very helpful as I've recently begun looking into buying a set of interchangeable knitting needles. I've really been tempted to buy the Clover bamboo interchangeable knitting needle set but I noticed there wasn't much of a review of them here. I was wondering if you have had a chance to use them and what you think.
0 #5 RE: The Interchangeable Knitting Needle GuidesAngela P 2014-02-25 04:25
Hi Jess,

Thank you so much for asking about the Clover Interchangeable Knitting Needles. I have not yet had a chance to do a full investigation on the Clover needles. It's something I'd like to do and as soon as I get the chance to purchase a set I will (unfortunately these sets are pricey so it takes a while for me to get to each one).

That said, you may have noticed that I do recommend the Clover set mainly because of what you get for the money. I believe that you get the largest range of needle sizes out of any other set. Also, since Clover has been making bamboo knitting needles for years I've felt comfortable recommending them. I've used their circular and their dpn bamboo needles and I've always been very happy with their quality. My only complaint about Clover bamboo needles is that the needle tips are rather blunt in comparison to other needles bamboo or not. If you want a pointier interchangeable bamboo needle, I would recommend checking out the Knitter's Pride Bamboo. I have knitted with that set and I was very happy with all aspects of it, from tips to cables to connectors. One of these days I'll write and post my review of them here. Stay tuned.

Hope this helps!

Angela, editor, Knit Luck
0 #6 RE: The Interchangeable Knitting Needle GuidesMary 2014-03-09 04:04
Thank you so much. Your reviews were extremely helpful for me and I am just now trying out the Knick pick metal needles. Do you know anything about Karnation interchangeable s? Thanks again.
0 #7 Karnation NeedlesAngela P 2014-03-09 04:16
I know nothing about the Karnation interchangeable s. I saw a post ing knitting paradise about them that was posted last month and nothing before that so I can only guess that they're a new set. They look very similar to the boye needlemaster, but come in smaller sizes such as size 2. Unfortunately with my husband enduring his 4th layoff in the last two years I don't have extra cash to spare on buying up knitting needles to review. Feel free to clue me in if you ever try them!

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