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Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Darling hubby is buying me an interchangeable knitting needle set for my birthday!
What are your favorites?
Pros and cons?

I have lucite ones that screw in. Knitters Pride, I think. They are my first choice for many projects. The Carbonz also are good and feel elegant in the hand. The expensive Addi-clicks were an investment but the way to attach them simply defies me. Once attached, they are good. You need strong hands and an understanding of the mechanics.

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I have adds clicks which I like for metal and the tulip ones that MDK sells in bamboo are my go to favorite for interchangeables. The cable is super flexible and the join is simple. I had a knit picks set years ago but destashed it because they always loosened up for me. Somewhat personal preference too…

The Chiaogoo red lace tip interchangeables are my favorites. I love them.

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My first set (oh yes, you are at the top of a beautiful, can’t eat just one, slippery slope!) was Chiao Goo and I love them, too. Then came some Signature needles, so slick like buttah but having to match the exact cable to needle was a drag and expensive. Some yarns need a toothier surface than metal so I added a Tulip Long set, and somehow found myself with Lykke too! Also met Indian Lake Artisans at a yarn expo and WOW a set of extra-long maple tips, hexagonal like a pencil, magically appeared to comfort my ancient hands. If I had to limit myself, I’d put Chiao Goo first as most versatile, Tulip second as great all around, and Indian Lake as most comfortable. And whatever you pick, order extras of the shortest cable and stoppers so you can leave sleeves on a cable instead of waste yarn.

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I second the leaving sleeves on cables (I often use size 1 needles for this too).

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Thank you all so much for great advice! I am going with the Chiagoo ! I do think you’re right. Probably first of many!

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Slippery slope us right! I love the interchangeable sets, Square shapes and for me as I do less lace knitting I am beginning to lean towards the short needles. I really want the new Addi short tip Rocket 2 set, all sizes, but economics are really a factor soooo?? I have several sets of Knitpicks interchangeable round and square and find that the finish wears off the tips and I don’t think I’ll replace them. Chiaogoo are very nice, metal and bamboo, but interchangeable are definitely my choice.

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I have the ChiaoGoo red lace interchangeable set. If I didn’t own them, I would be buying them. They are wonderful!! I have the double set (S and L). The S cables also fit onto the 2-3” set. These are amazing needles and cables.

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Thanks so much! Waiting for my Chiagoo set now
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I can see the monster I’ve created, oh well!! Waiting for my Chiagoo set now!

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Just ordered the same!!! Can’t wait

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This set! I’ve had a couple of sets of interchangeable and I was always disappointed that I could feel the join where the cable and the needle were connected. The Chiagoo set is wonderful! There is no skip or gap and I have really enjoyed knitting with them!

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Completely agree! I’ve also never had them separate unexpectedly. So that’s another win. :smiley:

I was gifted with a set of Takumi combos by Clover. They are bamboo and I just love them to bits! They are just pointy and non stick enough for all my needs. What is coolest is that you can buy other tips and cords separately at Michael’s or Joann craft stores and make endless combinations.

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