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Circular needles

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KnitPro circular needles are indispensable for the seasoned knitter looking to achieve the best results with ease.

Circular needles are the most versatile type of knitting needles, as they can replace both double-pointed needles and straight needles. Additionally, circular needles are also the only type of needle that can be used for knitting a sweater from the top down and, in other words, knitting in the round.

We have compiled some useful tips to help you choose the perfect circular needle that suits your knitting style.

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KnitPro Circular Needles

On this page, you'll find a wide selection of different circular needles from KnitPro, one of the leading manufacturers of knitting needles in various sizes and materials.

KnitPro is renowned for producing high-quality knitting needles and crochet hooks, making their circular needles very popular.

In our range of circular needles, you'll find something for every need. Alternatively, you may also consider looking at our selection of interchangeable circular needles. With this type of circular needle, the cable can be detached and replaced with a shorter or longer one, allowing you to easily adjust the length of your circular needle.

An interchangeable circular needle also lets you change the needle size to a thicker or thinner one while your knitting rests on the cable.

In other words, a circular needle offers far more versatility.

If you enjoy knitting and don't yet own many circular needles, it might also be a good investment to purchase a set of needles with multiple sizes. With a complete set, you'll have a collection of the most commonly used circular needles. Later on, you can supplement your set yourself if you find the need—for example, with an even thicker needle or a very short cable.

Choosing the Best Circular Needles

You'll find many different types of circular needles in our range, and finding the right ones can be a bit of a challenge. KnitPro's circular needles are available in various materials, each with its own advantages, though ultimately the choice may come down to personal preference.

Wooden circular needles are made from laminated birchwood, polished to provide a delightful knitting experience. Wooden needles are generally pleasant to work with and gentler on the fingers than metal needles. However, they may pose a slight challenge if you knit tightly. Yarn slides more easily on metal needles compared to wooden ones, and you can feel the difference when knitting tightly.

Metal circular needles are typically made from aluminum, offering knitting needles that feel lightweight to work with. Furthermore, the needles are durable and can last for many years due to their robust material. However, they do not retain warmth as well as wooden needles, and many people enjoy the warm feeling of wooden needles in their hands.

Another option is to use KnitPro Karbonz circular needles, made from carbon fiber. These circular needles are warm like wooden needles but also possess the durability of metal. Additionally, they are incredibly lightweight since carbon fiber is a very light material. Therefore, carbon fiber circular needles combine several advantageous features from both wood and metal.

These guidelines are, of course, only advisory, and you may prefer wooden needles even if you knit tightly. In many cases, trial and error are necessary to find the knitting needles that best suit your knitting style.

What to Look for When Buying Circular Needles

We have many different circular needles in our range, and there are several things to consider before choosing your needles.

First and foremost, you should choose the right material, using the tips we shared in the previous section if needed. However, material selection is far from the only factor to consider. You'll also find that each needle has several measurements.

All our circular needles have a measurement indicated in millimeters (mm). This refers to the diameter of the needle, and it's crucial to choose a needle of the correct thickness for the specific knitting project and yarn you'll be using. When following a pattern, there is typically a recommended needle size and gauge. Note that the needle size is only a guideline. If you knit loosely or tightly, you may need a different needle thickness to achieve the correct gauge. If you're uncertain about gauge, it may be a good idea to also purchase a slightly thicker and slightly thinner circular needle to ensure you have a needle that can achieve the precise gauge.

Circular needles also have another measurement indicated in centimeters (cm). This refers to the total length of the needles. That is, the length of the cable plus the needles at each end. The length of the circular needle is important, for example, in circular knitting.

Why Use Circular Needles?

If you have a good selection of circular needles, you can knit just about anything. A circular needle can be used for virtually all projects—even those where you would normally use jumper needles or double-pointed needles.

Jumper needles are used when working on larger projects that are knitted back and forth. In this case, however, a circular needle can also be used, and many find it more comfortable to work with a circular needle as it is not as heavy.

Double-pointed needles are used, as the name suggests, for knitting socks, but often double-pointed needles are also recommended for knitting sleeves or other smaller projects where knitting in the round is required. However, a circular needle can also be used here if you use the magic loop technique, for example.

In the end, it's all about what you're used to knitting with. But there's no doubt that compared to jumper needles, circular needles offer more options.

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