Knit Picks needle cable connectors

Posted by on August 1, 2012 at 5:08 am.

It’s amazing how dependent we can become om our various gadgets right? I’m really thrilled with my Knit Picks options interchangeable needles. It makes the larger projects, like the Diamonds and Pearls shawl I’m knitting much easier to manage, since the excess stitches are hanging on the cable.

Using circular knitting needles makes the process simple. I use my circulars for straight knitting too. I sill use double pointed needles aka DPN’s for small circular projects, since I don’t like magic loop.

But back to the cables making my knitting life easier…

It’s no fun forcing a ton of stitches onto knitting needles, at least not for me, the knitting needles are only so long… With my Knit Picks circular needles I can get cables up to 60″ long.  Perfect for some of my bigger projects. It turns out you can extend those cables even more…

Options Interchangeable Knitting Needle Cable Connectors

Knit Picks Knitting Needle Cable Connectors adds an additional cable to your knitting project. Perfect for knitting afghans and shawls.

I knew that some other knitting needles cables had this option for their interchangeable needles, but I didn’t know Knit Picks provided them also. If I’d known that Knit Picks had needle cable connectors, I would have purchased those along with my Options Interchangeable knitting needles set. Oh well, the next time I order from Knit Picks, I’ll make sure these are on my list. When I order from Knit Picks again, I’ll be testing these out. They’re only $1.99 for a package of three cable connectors. If I don’t like them I can just go back to my singular cable.

I can see how adding an additional cable to your interchangeable needles might make some projects like certain afghans, shawls, and scarves, a bit easier. I’ll be working on a knitted afghan in a few months, and I’ll be sure to test the knitting cable connectors to see how I like them.


  • suituapui says:

    Never seen these before, they certainly have all kinds now, I see? All I know would be the two knitting needles…that grandmas would use to knit in old children’s books and cartoons – Tweety Bird’s, for instance. I tot I taw a puddy tat!!! LOL!!!
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, That’s the type I used as a child. In fact, I kept using them until about three months ago. 🙂

    I still have one needle from the original size 8 knitting needles I had. I remember chucking the needle that had the item in the trash. The scarf was hideous, in hindsight, perhaps I should have kept that first project. That needle is over 30 years old. I’ll have to post a picture of them some day… perhaps work in a bit of knitting history. From what I’ve read, it appears that man invented knitting.
    Opal recently posted..Knitting: Diamonds and Pearls shawl; work in progress


  • get them, they are cheap and extremely handy, your life will be easier!


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