Q: When would I use 4” instead of 5” needles? I assume the shorter needles are for knitting sleeves in the round, or socks, etc. Can I buy individual 4” needles as needed?
A: The 4" tips are required if you need to knit something in the round with a 16" circular (like a hat). Otherwise it's entirely personal preference. We have the 4" tips available piecemeal so you can individual sizes if needed.
Q: is there a picture of the tips showing the pointy end? I want to see how pointy the tips are. I love my metal tips because they are pointy. I know bamboo tips can be nice and pointy or they can be to rounded.
A: Hi Dawn, Here on our tip listing there is a close up picture: https://www.handsomefibers.com/ChiaoGoo-SPIN-Bamboo-5-inch-IC-Tips_p_111.html Thank you for asking. Tracy, Handsome Fibers.
Q: Do the Spin Bamboo 5" tips have the same pointiness as the red lace twist tips?
A: No, the bamboo needles have a standard tip.
Q: What do the terms "twist" and "spin" mean in relation to these needles?
A: Hi Rossyl,
The term "Twist" refers to the stainless steel interchangeable tips and the Twist red nylon coated steel cables and the term "Spin" refers to the bamboo interchangeable tips and the Spin clear poly cables. The Twist and Spin tips are interchangeable with all of the cables, both the Twist and Spin cables.
I hope this makes sense and thank you for asking.
Q: Are cords for bamboo and steel interchangeable?
A: Hi Karen, Yes they are. Thank you for asking. Tracy, Handsome Fibers.
Q: What is the length of the various cords in the set?
A: The cords in the set measure approximately 14", 22", and 30" without the 5" tips attached. The length with tips attached is 24", 32", and 40".