Blog — Interchangeable Needles

Cables & Joins on Interchangeable Needles

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Cables & Joins on Interchangeable Needles
A survey of cable and join types on interchangeable knitting needle systems, including click vs screw-in joins and fixed vs swivel cables. And using terms borrowed from baking, an attempt to discuss the hand-feel of different cable materials across a few brands. How crispy do you like your cables?

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Interchangeable Needle Systems at a Glance

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Interchangeable Needle Systems at a Glance
This chart gives you a side-by-side look at the most important elements of the best-known interchangeable knitting needles systems. While this may not offer enough detail for you to decide which kit is right for you, it will at least help you narrow it down to the systems you'd like to know more about.

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What Are Interchangeable Needles, Anyway?

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What Are Interchangeable Needles, Anyway?

Considering how much I love my various sets of interchangeable needles, you might be surprised to learn I didn't get my first set until a decade into my knitting career. (It was still more in the hobby stages back then.)Before I got the set, I was making the most of the tools I already had, some of which were inherited, or purchased for a specific project on the rare case I made it to a yarn shop. So if a pattern asked for a 3.25 mm needle and all I had was a 3.5 mm, I didn't go shopping - I...

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