In the latest reader survey, you guys said you’re interested in seeing what sort of tools I use to knit. By far my most-used knitting needles are interchangeable circulars. There are a few brands I like to use, depending on my mood and the project or fiber I’m working with. One of those go-to brands is Knitter’s Pride. Lightweight and warm to the touch, the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz knitting needles are really easy to work with and virtually unbreakable. I always look forward to casting on projects with these needles.
When appropriately tightened with the “keys,” Karbonz interchangeable needles don’t have a catching issue between the cord and the needle tip – a common issue I’ve run into time and again with other interchangeable needle sets from a variety of brands. For very observant knitters, you might notice the slightest catch between the needle tips and the Karbonz’s bodies, but I was so enamored by the smooth glide of my stitches along the Karbonz’s bodies that I really didn’t notice anything but smooth sailing on the needles as I worked with them.
My only real critique of the interchangeable Karbonz is with the cables. While they broke in quickly, the first few projects I knit with my circular Karbonz were marred with a little bit of frustration at the cables wanting to stay in the shape they came in, a.k.a. at their “memory.” I’ve run into this hurdle with other needles, though, and the memory issue is essentially moot after you break them in. The smooth handling of the tips & needle bodies alone is drool-worthy, so I would absolutely not let the fact that the cables needed a bit of breaking in keep you from getting your hands on a pair of Karbonz circulars or a set of Knitter’s Pride’s interchangeable circulars.
Speaking of which…
Interchangeable Karbonz Giveaway!
Curious to try some Karbonz for yourself? I’ve got a set of Knitter’s Pride Karbonz interchangeable circular needle sets to give away! The midi set features a carrying case, four different needle sizes, two cables (24″ & 32″), a set of size markers, 4 end caps, and 2 cord keys. You can enter below (if you’re reading this on a feed reader, head to the blog to enter here):
The needles pictured, reviewed & slated for giveaway were provided by Knitter’s Pride.
I’ve currently got a set of KnitPicks interchangeable needles, but recently knit a project on a Karbonz circular (not interchangeable) and loved it. It’d be great to have a set of interchangeables!
i am currently trying to teach myself how to knit with books and videos so this would be perfect
Look at me – being first and everything. I’d LOVE to add these to my knitting tool collection. I’ve read nothing but good about them.
Wai Mun, Lui
Oh my goodnesssss that interchangeable needle is so useful!… Im learning on knitting all this while and been learning it online. Not easy for me to get a good website and video like yours. In Malaysia, it is quite difficult to get all these tools. Even if I get one of the good one is could cost very expensive!
I have a set of straights and a one circular. Instant favorite. Even over my trusty addis
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these needles. I have a 32″ circs in US 1 & 2 for sock knitting and would love to have a set of interchangeables for my other projects! Thanks for offering this giveaway.
I’ve so wanted to try the karbonz, but haven’t yet- they look amazing! Oh, and I find that dunking cables with a ‘memory’ into a mug of hot water relaxes them and makes them much easier to work with.
That’s a fantastic tip, thank you!
I have the Dreamz but I’m really curious about Karbonz. I like my needles but I somehow snapped one of my Dreamz while knitting so maybe something sturdier might be in order.
I’ve never used interchangeable needles and I’d love to own a set. These look great.
Lmecoll on Ravelry
I’m currently using Karbonz circular (not interchangeable) on a project and LOVE them! Would be very happy to win this set; thanks for the opportunity Heidi!
I keep looking at interchangeable needle sets – like when I need to buy yet another circular needle for a project – but haven’t found any with mostly positive reviews…until now!! Fingers (and needles!) crossed!!
I’ve been dying to buy a set of interchangeables! I am never sure what to buy but you’ve convinced me! hopefully I’ll get this set, fingers crossed!
Always love adding new knitting tools into my collection!
I’ve always wanted a set of interchangeables, but they were too pricey for me and then when I save my pennies I had idea which ones to get since I can only get one set. Thanks for the info.
I love that they are all organized in a case — I have a few addi’s that are quite a few years old and they get all tangled! I’m hoping!
I have been eyeing those needs at WEBS for a while now and would LOVE to win a set!
I have not tried knitting in the round yet as it looks kinda complicated yet would like to try seeing as it seems to be the next step for my knitting.
You can never have too many needles!
I would love to win these because I still haven’t found my ‘favorite’ set of interchangeables yet…maybe these are it!!
I have the Dreamz & love them. Would love to have Karbonz for the different tips.
Love your weekly roundups and would love this set of needles! Can’t ever have too many needles (or projects on the go, wink wink)
i have never tried these needles but yo make them look easy thank you for sharing have a great day
I have used other interchangeable needles and the locking key doesn’t work very well. I would love to win these needles and knit a pair of socks. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
I think knitting with pretty needles is important and these are very pretty with their shiny bits!
I have a pair of Karbonz and they are the most fabulous needles. I would be over the moon to be able to knit with these!
I love this needle set. I would love to have these and be totally organized!
I don’t have any interchangeables, all mine are fixed. These would be great!
Thanks for the great giveaway! Looking forward to tomorrow’s weekly roundup!
These needles are incredible! I tried a set, then promptly gave them away to a reader. I’m happy she won them but was super sad to send them away! Love the tips, love the cables, love that they still feel warm like wood, but the metal tips wont wear down. They’re just awesome.
I’ve been researching this set – thanks for the review and giveaway!
I actually have never used interchangeable needles, but am absolutely dying to get my hands on a set. I am very interested to try this particular set as carbon fiber sounds like the perfect needle. This midi set is perfect too, as it has the needle sizes that i use the most. Thank you for this lovely giveaway and for the opportunity to win them.
Susan D Crochet Addict UK
I would love to win this amazing giveaway as I am new to knitting and really want to learn how to knit in the round.
I would love to win these needles.
I’m currently using another brand to knit my scarf, and while they are decent, I do have an issue with the connectors snagging my yarn.
Love your blog!
I’d love to win these needles. I’ve heard so many good things about them.
I love Knitter’s Pride and have wanted to try Karbonz
I don’t have interchangeable needles, I’m still new in knitting.. would be great to win this amazing set, could help me keep things organized.
I actually have a million circular needles that I’ve amassed over my 10 years of knitting (only need to buy them once, or 3 times if you use a lof of size 8s!) but one of my best friends has just started teaching herself to knit and a hat is the next thing on her list. I would love to give these to her to help her hobby along and because she’s wonderful.
For Lent, I began knitting for charity- I knit a ton of cute hats for women undergoing chemotherapy in honor of my sister in law, who herself is battling breast cancer… I couldn’t stop when Easter came… still knitting for charity. This week I am knitting KNOCKERS for women who have undergone mastectomy but are not eligible for reconstructive surgery. The required cotton yarn is very expensive, so I could only afford some (cheapo) fixed circular needles- I have had to stop several times and smooth them with sandpaper!!!!. I would USE THESE KARBONZ like M*A*D*!!!!!I have read many reviews of them and winning them would be like a dream come true and would speed up my charity knitting.
I have a huge collection of circulars……but this is one I don’t have (yet!). While I would love to win……..I am going to wonder over to the site and just see if any happen to follow me home………..Thanks for the into to a new product and a chance to win……..
I’ve never had the chance to knit with interchangeable needles, and i’d love to try!
I love knitters pride. They are awesome!
I would love to try the Karbonz interchangeable needles.
I didn’t even realize there is such a thing as interchangeable needles! Even though I’ve been knitting for a few years, I am still a beginner. But, I am working on it daily now. I would love to have these needles, partly because the needle carrier I have is bulging. The idea that needles can be warm to the touch is intriguing. Thank you for sharing on your blog.
I only use circulars. Modular is great because you can change the length for larger or smaller projects!
Id love to win. I have tried the Carbonz, and I really liked them!
(goodstuff on Rav)
I’d love a set of these! I have one from their sampler set.
what gorgeous needles!
These needles look gorgeous. Would love to have a set of them!
I have never used this type of needle, but I would love to try. Thank you for the giveaway.
I’ve been eyeing these needles for a while now, would love a chance to try them out.
I have heard great things about those needles. Would love to try them.
I’d love to try these, having attempted to use circular needles in the past, but given up in frustration.
i would expand my knitting experience. (i’m a beginner)
I’ve been dying to try the Karbonz.
I haven’t tried interchangeable needles in 20 years. I didn’t like the ones I had because the yarn would always catch on the connection point. Maybe these are different and improved?
Heidi, thanks for this opportunity to win a Karbonz set. I would really like to have a set that’s interchangeable. They look like the perfect set for any knitter. I know why some people can get discouraged with knitting when using tools which aren’t made well. I’m sure these will hold up for years to come.
~~ Ginnyibclc on Ravelry
I an a new knitter. I have knit and felted 3 purses and 7 credit card holders. I love it. It would be nice to try out and use a new tool! Thanks for the chance to win.
Sonja Kuvik Loyd
The reason why I would love to win these wonderful knitting needles,is I started knitting last fall.I have some really old aluminum ones my mom had,and I have tried the bamboo but they just are not for me.I love the ease of interchangeable,I have tried a pattern that requires different size needle,How awesome would it be to just change it up and back to knitting.
Fabulous review! I’m new to knitting, and excited for the chance to win.
I have used the Karbonz DPNs. And I love them! Would like to complete my collection of needles with these interchangeables. I hope I have the luck of winning them!
I first learned to knit on knitters pride dreamz straights. Love everything I’ve used by them!
I loved the Karbonz DPNs I used and would love to use them as actual needles since I use circulars excusively due to pain with straights. I haven’t had much iasue with the cord memory though, myself. Knitters Pride is my go to brand for most things.
I have Boye circulars, would love to try out more premium needles.
I’ve tried their DPNs, would love to see how the IC work.
G.W. aka TallGrrl
I stopped using DPNs to knit socks a few years ago until…I saw a set of Karbonz and needed them because they *look* so badass!
I didn’t expect them to feel *this* good to where I actually went back and knitted a pair of socks with them!
I finished one sock and immediately started the second sock!
I love how they feel and even a co-worker said they look impressive.
I tried the Karbonz DPNs with some socks and they didn’t live up to my expectations. Maybe I was expecting too much; I’m more of a circulars kind of guy. I’d be willing to give the Karbonz circulars a fair shot if I won them.
I have a set of Boye and of Addis interchangeable needles I have issues with both and would love to try out this set!
Love the site!
I would have loved to have my name entered for this fabulous give away BUT the finer print states not available to Canadians……*sighs* Oh well… They are a great needle regardless and I would have appreciated trying them out had I won.
Never tried Karbonz! I’d love to have these beauties!
I am just starting to knit (after years of crochet) and need to build up my stock of knitting tools. These would be a great addition!