I’m finally breaking down and purchasing the Knit Picks Options interchangeable nickel plated knitting needles. I love silver, so that appealed to me. The needles are also super-pointy, I like that, and it’s perfect for knitting lace. I’ve tried plastic and wood hooks and needles and I don’t like them.
I didn’t learn about KnitPicks until early this year. Interesting to read that some fiber lovers refer to it as the Wal Mart of online yarn shopping. I honestly can’t say, since I’ve never ordered from them before. But if this is indeed true, I think it’s a great choice for those that don’t have the money, or simply don’t want to spend a lot of money on their fiber addiction.
When I first started using circular knitting needles, I didn’t think I’d be spending a moderate chunk of cash on them. I was perfectly happy with the circular knitting needles I have (mainly Boye, but a few Bates are tossed in there too). The idea of occasionally swapping needles without a lifeline was appealing, also I liked the fact that I could go up and down in cord size.
What does the set include?
NICKEL-PLATED KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS
US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)
2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
0.5″ x 5.75″ x 2″ zippered clear vinyl needle case, 5.75″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″ clear vinyl cable case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys
I believe I first heard about Knitpicks through Ravelry; my favorite online crochet and knitting forum. I’m OpalT, for those who might want to friend me. And the first artsy person I saw with items from the store was Nicole of D’Nali. I saw the Knit Picks label on some of her yarn stash. She recently posted a recipe for blueberry strawberry muffins, so do stop by and follow the recipe if you love blueberries.
Besides it’s affordability, what appealed to me was the reviews from customers who’d purchased this item from Knit Picks. For those who experienced an issue, the item was replaced quickly. And while those who had issues were slim, I really liked reading that problems were resolved.
Once I return from my hand out lunch outing with my daughter. My daughters best friend, and her mom will be joining us, I’ll be purchasing my Knit Picks Options interchangeable nickel plated needles. The set costs $69.99, and from my extensive search of those who use them, it should keep me happy for years.