I am an advocator of circular needles, and not any circular needles, but good quality needles. Yes its true I’m a needle snob!
I have not used any needles other than my ROSEWOOD knitpro interchangeables or the occasional chiaogoo circular sock needle for many years. So imagine my uncertainty when I won a pair of chiagoo 4mm straights from Natural Yarns
Yes, sure, they are pretty, but I wondered if they would give me a wonderful knitting experience. My lack of appreciation of them was because I never took the time to read about them… I assumed that they are just pretty plastic needles. I WAS SO WRONG…
Let it be said… THESE NEEDLES ARE GLORIOUS!!!!!!
Firstly, they are bamboo – I have highlighted this because it is an incredible feature of these needles. They have a wonderful smooth white and blue coating on them.
Secondly, the stitches glide on these needles like I’ve become accustomed to from the top of the range needles I use. This was a delight!
Thirdly, they really are pretty, but pretty in a way that does not compromise on quality and functuality, for example, the print does not continue into the point of the needle. So it is easy to watch your stitches form.
Then lastly, I was using a singles yarn so was delighted that the tip was a perfect balance between tapered and round. No splitty bits in this project. 🙂
I have to say…
… I loved the knitting experience. Its such a shame that my next part of this project calls for circular needles, I will miss these pretty girls as I pack them away into the perfect box that they arrived in.
Happy knitting everyone!