With hundreds of variations at your fingertips like Skacel and other brands, you can swiftly create the perfect needle for any signature project with our interchangeable knitting needles!
A great starter set for any knitter, beginner or experienced our interchangeable circular nickel plated needle tips have a slick finish that allows your stitches to move freely and easily while giving you the versatility to tackle everything from hats to mittens, sweaters, and more.
The unmatched versatility and convenience of this comprehensive kit makes it the perfect knitting needle set for beginners and intermediate knitters.
The interchangeable points and flexible cables are easy-to-use and allow you to switch between straight needles or circular needles as well as stitch holders, all of which are included in your kit.
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Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set Buying Guide
I tried knitting needles made out of wood, steel, aluminum, nickel-plated aluminum, and acetate-coated steel wire. I learned on a pair of plastic 4mm single-point ones because that pair was the one my grandmother didn’t use and didn’t have stuck in a project. There was a reason why she wasn’t using them: these knitting needles were too lightweight, with too sharp points, and with yarn-catching seams.
Nothing of the above made learning easier, but I knew no better. Bamboo knitting needles were very nice, but splintered and eventually broke. Birchwood needles I tried had no “give”, they added too much traction to the work, and they had too sharp points shaped like a sharpened pencil. Aluminum knitting needles have good shape, but they bend easily.
Dark aluminum oxide can stain your yarn. Fine steel wire needles are good, especially short two-point sock needles. Besides, no other fine 1mm needles are available. Unfortunately, steel wire knitting needles rust. Thick steel knitting needles are too heavy. They don’t bend as easy as aluminum ones, but they do bend and are virtually impossibly to set back straight. Nickel-plated needles, both aluminum and steel, have good shape, but surface is too slippery. They are OK for cotton yarn.
My favorite knitting needles are Pony Pearl needles. They are acetate plastic outside, steel wire inside up to 4mm size, single point or circular. My set is all grey, with size marked in millimeters on end beads. Sizes go by 1/2mm increment from 2 1/2mm (between 1 and 2 US sizes) to 6mm (US size 10). The set includes two circular needles, sizes 3mm and 6mm, nicely tapered to the end there thick flexible nylon string is attached.
Also, the set includes a ruler marked up to 10cm on one side and up to 4″ on another, with a knitting needle gauge. One short two-point straight needle, two different zigzagged two-point needles and a long safety-pin-like lock to set stitches aside are nice additions. The set doesn’t have smaller needles. 1mm two-point “sock” needles or long 1mm knitting needles come only in strong steel wire.
The surface of Pony Pearl knitting needles is smooth, but not slippery. They don’t click as noisily as steel or aluminum knitting needles. They have a “give”, flexing just a little bit. The best thing about Pony Pearl needles is their points: they are not too sharp to split yarn or hurt fingers, and the beginnings of the tips, there tapering starts, are not straight cones, like sharpened pencils, but slightly curved outwards, making much smother shape.
Check the instructions of the pattern you’ve chosen. It may require certain specifications for your knitting needles.
Consider needle width
Consider the width of the needles you’ll need. European needles use millimeters sizing and American needles range from size 000 to 50–thin knitting needles are used for tighter knits and finer thread, and fat needles are for chunky yarn and larger loops. A pair of 8 or 9 needles are a good, average size for beginners.
Needle size also affects the gauge, or the number of stitches per inch, so the larger the needle, the fewer stitches you’ll need per inch.
Pick needle length
Decide your required length for needles. If you’re working on a large project, like a blanket, you may need long knitting needles to fit on lots of stitches. Otherwise, choose a length that feels manageable and comfortable in your hands.
Pay attention to needle material
Pay attention to the material that the needles are made of, like aluminum, wood, or plastic. Needles with a slick surface, especially metal, can be slippery–and difficult for beginners.
Consider needle style
Consider the style of the needles you’ll need. There are single-point, double-point, and circular knitting needles, but single-point are best for beginners and simple projects.
Did You Know?
Knitting as we know it has been around since roughly 1000 AD.