Pros & Cons of Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles
There are two types of circular knitting needles. The first type is the fixed format. This means that the needles are permanently attached to the cord. On the other hand, the second type is the interchangeable circular knitting needles. Here, the needles attached to the cord can be exchanged for larger or smaller ones, depending on your preference and need. Interchangeable circular knitting needles can be purchased in sets that contain various sizes of cords and needles. They can also be purchased separately. Interchangeable circular knitting needles can be converted into straight needles by using end caps.
That said, what are the advantages and disadvantages of interchangeable circular knitting needles as compared to regular circular knitting needles? Is it better to use one over the other? The answer to that question is it depends. Interchangeable circular knitting needles are very useful in the sense that they can save you a lot of energy when knitting as you will no longer have to worry about not having the right needle length or size or hand before starting a project as interchangeable circular knitting needles come in sets that feature a multitude of sizes of cords and needles. Interchangeable circular knitting needles are also very convenient as you can mix and match the cables depending on what your project calls for. You will no longer need to place an order every time you need a different size of knitting needle.
Interchangeable circular knitting needles are also very lightweight, smooth and quick. While some users of interchangeable circular knitting needles claim that the tips sometimes come off, this scenario can generally be avoided by using the key to tighten the tips. You shouldn’t attempt to twist them on yourself as they inevitably start to untwist. That is what they key is for.
Interchangeable circular knitting needles made of bamboo or wood also seem to be a favoured choice among users and are said to be slick, but not too slick. For those of you who are constantly on the go, interchangeable circular knitting needles are the perfect choice as they are airline safe. Denise needles, for instance, are made of plastic and most airlines allow plastic and bamboo needles in your hand carried luggage. You no longer have to be unoccupied while waiting for your flight. Last but not least, interchangeable circular knitting needles are also very compact and easy to store.