Size Matters

crmartin's picture

OK in this case smaller is better! I received my Hiya Hiya 9" circular needles yesterday and promptly transfered my current sock project to them. WOW, I love these little needles, I estimate it will cut down on knitting time by at least 25%. It's great to be able to just knit without fiddling with DP's or sliding stitches for magic loop. I LOVE THESE NEEDLES!!!!!

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QueerJoe's picture

Nice...glad you find them so useful. My only issue with shorter circular needles is that the length of the needle part is usually smaller than I prefer...making my hands cramp up when I use them for longer periods of time.

I'll have to try out a pair of Hiya's and see if I like them better.

Thanks for the recommendation.

crmartin's picture

I did have some cramping in my left hand at first but after about 1/2 hour I relaxed my hand and was fine.



Buck Strong's picture

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Cool needles!

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Tallguy's picture

I recently saw someone using these really short circs to do some knitting on a sock... and I couldn't believe they made them that short! As it turns out, they were 12" -- I measured them to be sure. I couldn't get my hand into that tiny circle to be able to manipulate those needles.

And 9"?? You gotta be kidding!!! I am NOT going to knit with only two fingers and have my pinkies sticking up in the air! No thank you!!

I have no trouble at all with dps or with two circs.. or even with one long one. I still maintain you only need one long circ (in every size) to do any knitting you will ever do! That is MHO, of course!

Andy's picture

Wish I could use those Knitpicks circulars for socks I bought, but they're way too small for my hands. Back to dpns for me!

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