Friday, January 19, 2007

Knitpicks Options Needle Set

I have had these needles for about 6 months. I really love them! The joins are beautiful and I love the pointy tips!

I've heard some complain about how Knitpicks sends the needles (sizes 4 - 11) all on one piece of cardboard. I didn't find this to be a problem. I unknotted and removed the elastic thread that was holding them on the cardboard. I carefully cut the cardboard being sure to cut the holes in between into half circles to catch the elastic. Then I trimmed the length to fit in the triple pocket and reused the elastic thread. I had to use just a little bit of my own elastic thread to finish the project.

As you can see the smaller needles can fit two sizes per pocket (although sizes 4, 5 and 6 are in use they do fit in there nicely).

In the second photo, sizes 10 and 10.5 are together, size 11 and size 13 are separate. (The size 13 needle tips were purchased individually and are not part the the $60 set.)


Marie N. said...

I've been eyeing that set! Thank you for the review.

Elke said...

If this is the only complaint knitters have about the options needles they're well worth the cost! I just ordered mine this weekend and am anxiously awaiting thier arrival. *dance*

SpinalCat said...

What a great idea!