Q: I'd like to purchase the Lace twist interchangeables, but am undecided whether to go for the 4" or 5" model. I'm leaning towards the 4" as it would be great not to have to buy separate 16" needles or hats, but I'm anxious there will not be enough grip room. Do more folks buy the 4" or 5" sets? (I have a single 5" circular lace twist, but it looks like you can't purchase a single circular of the 4" to try.
A: Most people prefer the 5" tips for general knitting. We do have the 4" tips available piecemeal.
Usually, I recommend going with the 5" set and adding in 4" tips in the size(s) you use most commonly for hats (for me that's a US 8) and an 8" cable.
Otherwise, if you knit mostly hats or cowls you might choose the 4" set to start with and add in 5" tips as needed.
Q: What is included in the interchangeable set?
A: Please see the product description for a detailed list of what the set includes. In brief, it includes 7 pairs of tips, 4 cables, 2 cable connectors, a pair of end stoppers, 2 cord keys, stitch markers, a gauge, and the storage case.
Q: Do all ChiaoGoo needles have the same tips regardless of needle size? Looking for sharp points.
A: Hi Veronica,
The ChiaoGoo tips that are labeled as Twist "Lace" tips have the sharpest and pointiest tips. The ChiaoGoo Regular Reds (circulars only) have regular tips. Not as sharp or pointy as the lace tips in the interchangeables and fixed circulars.
You will want to stick with the lace tips for the sharpest points.
Thank you for asking.
Q: Does this Chiaogoo set (7400 S) come with a 14" & 22" cable , along with the two 8" cables?
A: Yes, it comes with two 8", one 14", and one 22" cable.
Q: Are extra cords available for this set? If so, could you provide link? Thanks.
A: Hi Pearl, Yes there is. They are located here: https://www.handsomefibers.com/ChiaoGoo-TWIST-Interchangeable-Cables_p_136.html Thank you for asking. Tracy, Handsome Fibers.
Q: Are these considered short special needles, like for hat knitting?
A: Yes, these are the shorter tips and they are what you would use with an 8" cord to knit hats in the round.
Q: I am having a trouble having my 11" needles. Do your interchangeable needles have a longer grip?
A: The tips on these interchangeables measure 4" and are most definitely longer than those on an 11" circular. The smallest circular you can make with these tips is 16".