If you’ve taken that stroll through the notions isle at the craft store, there’s a good chance you were overwhelmed by the different options. My goal in providing you product reviews is to give you some guidance and my personal opinion of the things I’ve tried on my latest journey down the notions isle. First up on that list is circular knitting needles.
First things first, I’ll only recommend products that I use from stores that I know, like and trust. I know you’re looking to me for not just my personal opinion but a professional opinion as well. I don’t take that responsibility lightly.
I have always found knitting in the round more enjoyable than knitting a flat piece. This occurred only after discovering the glory and ease of circular knitting needles.
We’ll be using circular knitting needles a lot on this website so you’ll need to invest in a good set. Here’s a quick video on the circulars I use currently.
- little chance of cord falling off
- material is good for beginners
- sold individually rather than in a set
- can get pricey
- bamboo can potentially break
Here’s What You Need To Know
The Clover Takumi circular knitting needles are my number one circular needle recommendation for beginners. The bamboo grips the yarn better and reduces your risk of dropping stitches off the tip. The last thing a beginner needs to deal with is dropped stitches!
I have used these circular knitting needles since day one. I started using them because I like the feel of knitting with bamboo and they helped me as a beginner not to drop my stitches. Since then, I’ve enjoyed them so much I haven’t switched to anything else.
Knitting circulars have two sizing components to them: length and needle size. You will need to purchase different sizes for different projects. The length of the circulars will be determined by the size of the project you wish to make.
For example if you want to knit a hat, you will likely need to purchase a 16″ circular knitting needle.
The size of the needles will be determined by the yarn you’re planning to use. Don’t worry if this is too much to wrap your brain around right now. I talk about this topic here:
These circulars are one piece and fully assembled when purchased. There are options for interchangeable knitting needle sets but that’s another topic for a different day. The important take away message here is that I chose this option for a reason.
Interchangeable knitting needles always pose the slight threat of disassembly while in use. In other words, your cords could come unattached from your needles and could cause a knitting catastrophe. I’m not opposed to the idea of an interchangeable system and I know this threat isn’t always the case, however again, these needles are my biggest recommendation for beginners. There is literally zero chance your cord will come unattached from your needles (unless you do something crazy to damage them).
Needle Size ranges from US2 – US19
I call this an investment for a reason. Your needles are the primary tool you use and if you take care of them, can last you a life time.
Clover Takumi circular knitting needles must be purchased individually and range in price from $7 to $20 each depending on the size. For the quality product I know these needles to be, they are well worth the price.
Disclosure: Please note that the link below is an affiliate link, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase your needles online. Please understand that I have experience with Clover and use them everyday. I recommend them because they are great needles, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy them. Please do not spend any money on this product unless you feel you need them or that they will help you knit better.
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If you’ve used the Clover Takumi circular knitting needles, please tell me what you think of them. I’d love to hear your thoughts! It also helps others who may be considering to make the investment by hearing multiple different reviews.
Whether you get these needles or not, be prepared for lots of circular knitting needle projects at B.hooked Knitting. You won’t want to miss the great stuff that is coming!