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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy

 

Hiya Hiya Needles

A new needle from China. I just received my order from the Knitting Zone. I was mostly interested in the 2.25mm size needle, which is what I use for most socks. Up to now the only option for this size circ was INOX greys. And while a fine needle, the points are so sharp I have pierced my fingers a few time. Also the cable join was not as good as it could be. Of course the best would be if Addi had a 2.25 needle.
The Hiya Hiya is stainless steel. It has a long (5 1/2)needle with a tapered point. The needle is straight and the join is smooth and just about seamless. The cable is the clear plastic filament. I ordered the 24 inch length so I can't say for sure if longer lengths would curl up. On mine the cable is straight.
They also have bamboo, rosewood and ebony. These aren't available yet. Suppose to be coming soon.
The needles come in lengths from 12 inches to 60 inches. Sizes 000 to 15. Prices range from $7.50 to $9.00
I took some pictures of the points and join



 

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Blogger Kim Says:

The needles look really cool. I need to go check them out.

 
 
Anonymous Daryl Says:

Those needles look wonderful. I looked at the site, but couldn't quite figure out what the translation would be. I've never seen US 1.5 needles before. What size did you get to get the 2.25 mm? Daryl

 
 
Blogger Suzann Says:

Hi daryl, the size 1 is the 2.25mm. I just checked my package. But 24 inches are just too short for me to work with. The needle is so long, it needs a longer cable.
Other then that they work great.

 

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