ChiaoGoo Twist Shortie Interchangeable Sets are perfect for the knitters who love to knit in the round on shorties. The tips come in two size ranges, the Red Twist Shorties are sized US 0- 3, and the Blue Twist Shorties are sized US 4-8. We love these short needles for socks and sleeves. They make small circumference color work a breeze, as you don't have to worry about laddering and floats the same way you do with DPNs and magic loop.
These needles are short, in order to make the small circumferences, so it takes some getting used to. One trick we have learned at the shop is you can make it slightly easier on your hands by combining the 2" & 3" tips on one cord. Setting up your cord with the 2" tip in the left hand and the 3" tip on the right gives you a bit more to hold onto, making it that much easier on your hands.
Red Twist Shortie Set US0-3 includes:
- Make 9″ (23 cm) through 14″ (36 cm) circulars. This set includes 12 pairs of 2″ & 3″ (5cm & 8cm) solid, surgical stainless steel tips US0 (2mm) – US3 (3.25mm) in a secure tip sleeve, three MINI diameter red cables, end stoppers, tightening keys, connectors, stitch markers and a mini needle gauge all in a red, pocket-sized nylon fabric pouch.
- The 2" tips have a tightening hole to ensure you get a secure connection. The 3" tips do not.
Blue Twist Shortie Set US4-8 includes:
- 3 blue X-Flex cables (5", 6" & 8" lengths), two end stoppers, 2 cable connectors, 2 tightening keys and a small needle gauge. The set includes 10 pairs of 2" & 3" stainless steel tips in US4 (3.5mm) - US8 (5mm) in a secure tip sleeve, all stored in a blue pocket sized nylon fabric pouch.
- The 2" tips are solid stainless steel
- The 3" tips are hollow stainless steel