ChiaoGoo SMALL Twist Red Lace Interchangeable Tips
We're thrilled to be stocking ChiaoGoo needles at Saltwater Purls! "ChiaoGoo" means "highly skillful, crafty lady" in Chinese; if you're highly skilled and crafty -- although not necessarily a lady -- these are the needles for you.
We absolutely love these needles, and we can't help but wonder how we ever managed without them. The precisely-machined 4" or 5" lace tips are made of surgical-grade stainless steel, with the size laser-imprinted on each tip. Each package includes two tips.Try them once and you'll know why they're our go-to needles... seriously.
Package includes two tips. Compatible with our Small ChiaoGoo Twist Red Cables.
These SMALL (S) coded tips are compatible with other small (S) coded ChiaoGoo parts, including the Small Twist Red Lace Interchangeable needle sets.
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I went from using aluminum needles to these and it felt like the training wheels came off. Stitches glided so smoothly that my speed went way up. I was really excited!
By the end of the project, I concluded that these might not be the best fit for my knitting technique. I throw the yarn and push the stitches. At times when the knitting got thorny (K3 together through the back loops with a central yo, for example), the sharp tips were a godsend, but my poor fingertips took kind of a beating from them.
I must be twisting the needles a lot during stitch formation as well, because the right tip of the needle was constantly unscrewing partway from the cable. I would knit a couple of dozen stitches then pause and tighten the tip before continuing. And it made me anxious that the two would disconnect and stitches would drop. That never happened, but at the cost of increased vigilance.
As a returning knitter after a long absence, and considering my pretty low skill level, I'm going to set aside interchangeable needles and use fixed circulars for the time being.
Awesome service and live live loved the needles. Trying to figure how to get a whole set . I have used steel needles before and not crazy about them. Really liked these. Thanks
Thank you for these! They are perfect for the sweater I am working on. I really like the ease of connecting the cable to the tips securely and that the join is so smooth as to be unnoticeable!