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.

We've done 15! parts of the Interchangeable Knitting Needle Guide and we'll be updating them over the next year with new features. Check below for each part of the guide:


>Part 1 The Introduction

Learn a little bit about interchangeable knitting needles. Read more.


>Part 2 Interchangeable Knitting Needle Sets Available On the Market

Discover the different interchangeable knitting needle brands available on the market. Read more.


>Part 3 Materials and Other Considerations, Factors in Choosing an Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set

Get an understanding about the different materials used in manufacturing interchangeable knitting needles and how to pick the right material for you and your knitting projects. Read more.


>Part 4 The Knitter's Pride and Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Knitting Needle Trial Kits

Some knitting needle manufacturers make so many different types of interchangeable knitting needles that they offer "try-it" sets so that you can try out different interchangeable knitting needles before investing in a whole set.
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>Part 5 Knitter's Pride vs Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Knitting Needle Sets

Knitter's Pride and Knit Picks Options interchangeable knitting needles are made by the same manufacturer. Learn more about these sets and what makes them different. Read more.


>Part 6 Addi Click Turbos, Lace and Bamboo Natura

Addi Click makes some of the highest quality interchangeable knitting needles. Learn what sets their European-made interchangeable knitting needles apart from any other set on the market. Read more.


>Part 7 Missing Interchangeable Knitting Needle Sets From Dyak Craft, Tulip, KA and Lantern Moon

Soon after we wrote this guide, more interchangeable knitting needles came onto the market. We explore these sets here. Read more.


>Part 8 The Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles

The Denise Interchangeable knitting needles were some of the first such needles available on the market. Read more.


>Part 9 The Interchangeable Knitting Needle Comparison Chart

We have put many of the interchangeable knitting needles into one handy dandy comparison chart for you to see the differences between each set. Read more.


>Part 10 Lantern Moon Interchangeable Knitting Needles - Rosewood and Ebony

Lantern Moon makes luxury high end interchangeable knitting needles from rosewood and ebony. Find out just how awesome they are. Read more.


>Part 11 Knitters Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Knitters Pride came out with a new set of interchangeable knitting needles featuring carbon fiber for some of the most lightweight needles on the market. Read more.


>Part 12 - Knitters Pride Bamboo

Knitters Pride released a set of bamboo interchangeable knitting needles. Compare them with similar needles from Addi Click. Read more.


>Part 13 - Addi Click Prices Come Down

With all the competition from new interchangeable knitting needle manufacturers Addi had no choice but to bring their interchangeable knitting needle prices down. Read more


Part 14 - Knitters Pride Marblz Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set Review

Knitters Pride has released a new set of hard acrylic knitting needles called Marblz, colorful and sharp... Read more.


Part 15 - Chiao Goo

Chiao Goo is a new interchangeable knitting needle manufacturer for the IKN Guide... Read more.


Part 16 - Alternatives to Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Sometimes you just like having complete sets of regular circular knitting needles. Check out how to get an affordable complete set of knitting needles... Read more.

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