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.