Basix Aluminium Circular Needles
High Quality Aluminum Circular Needles from KnitPro's Basix Aluminum Series.
The cable transitions are smooth so the masks slide effortlessly over the pins without sticking at the junctions from pins to cable. In addition, the cables are flexible and resilient so they can easily fold together without risk of cracking.
The needles combine the two best qualities of aluminium, namely its strength and ease. The strong material provides a strong and durable product. The light weight ensures that the pins are comfortable to work with and that you will be able to knit for several hours without getting sore hands and fingers.
The needles are available in five different lengths: 60, 80, 100, 120 and 150 cm, and in sizes from 2-6 mm.
Length of the needles (without cable): 14 cm (5.5")
Since these were the most inexpensive circular needles, I thought they would be okay to test this type of knitting. Since then I have either used top-down patterns or converted my own to bottom-up to the armholes, then changed to straight. Luckily, I included short length for neckbands as they are perfect for this.
This was actually my second choice. I was looking at Nova Cubics but the size I wanted was sold out. No regrets though. The needles are light and glide easily through the yarn. Most importantly, it didn't split the yarn. Definitely value for money.
Needles exactly as ordered. They’re light and the cord is a good length for scarves, shawls and right now I’m making lace boot cuffs. Delivery was ahead of schedule and very easy.
Surprisingly nice and smooth, especially for the price. The tips are sharp enough to fly through a stockinette, but blunt enough not to split stitches.
I used these to knit my first pair of socks and they were amazing to work with. They didn't split the yarn and the needles were easy to move.