« 6 in 1 Master Tip Tool – Silver Cobble Hill Doughnuts Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000-Piece » 3 thoughts on “Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Caspian Circular Knitting Needle Set” 23 of 24 people found the following review helpful Well designed by knitters. With one system, you can knit ANYTHING – circular, flat, magic loop what ever., February 3, 2015 By KGinOregon – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Caspian Circular Knitting Needle Set (Kitchen) I love these needles. Price is good. Wood is nice because they are warm in your hands and not as slippery as nickle plated or as sticky as acrylic. They don’t break as easily as the acrylic either. The points are long and sharp enough that they can be used for cables and decreases easily. The cords are soft enough to work magic loop and stiff enough to slide stitches easily. Interchangeables give a huge amount of flexibility. In circular knitting I use the correct size for gauge on the right or active needle and a couple of sizes smaller on the left or passive needle. This makes the stitches flow back onto the passive needle easily and makes for faster knitting, especially with decreases where you need to knit into two or more stitches. With a 40″ cable I can knit a flat afghan in one piece. Using magic loop I can knit a 6 stitch I cord with no problem. To make a hat using a longer cord, just make a loop of the cord at the beginning of each round (kind of half of a magic loop technique), as the rounds get smaller, switch to full magic loop. The whole thing fits in a little pocket container with room for stitch markers and a cable needle. I threw away my straight needles. No more long ends flopping about. No more heavy work to hold up. No more clumsy double points. Knitting with this system is streamlined and tidy with all the weight on the cable, resting in your lap. I have two sets, one in sunstruck (light colored) and one in caspian (darker colored). With a different colored needle in each hand I can tell instantly which direction I should knit (in the round). With a needle that contrasts the color of the yarn on the passive side, it’s easier to see the stitches as you’re knitting. If you purl tighter then you knit on flats, you can put a larger needle on the active purl side to get a really even knit. This set will literally do anything. I don’t use anything else. You can add larger size points that work with the system, or different size cables directly from Knit Picks (sadly, they are a little slow to ship and no Amazon prime 2 day delivery). 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful Beautiful and works well., January 6, 2015 By Jill – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Caspian Circular Knitting Needle Set (Kitchen) I’ve had problems with some of the Knit Picks Dreamz long tip needles before, such as having one of the needles not fit into the cord. And the replacement set showed up with one of the needles broken. I tried these Caspian needles instead of the Dreamz. These are made much better. All of the needles fit into the cords. The joins are very smooth. The yarn glides over the surface nicely. They don’t come unscrewed easily – especially if you use the little key that comes with them. Also, the colors on these are so pretty! I love the beautiful blues and greens 🙂 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Lightweight and really sturdy, January 31, 2015 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Caspian Circular Knitting Needle Set (Kitchen) I bought this set of knitting needles after my old bamboo/plastic circular needle set started to wear out after just a few weeks of light to moderate usage. These are MUCH better – the interchangeable joint mechanism feels incredibly solid and has held up really well so far. Not to mention these are really pretty! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.