Ergonomic Circular Needle
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Prym’s ergonomic circular needles are light and flexible quality needles which are incredibly comfortable to hold. The circular needles are ergonomically shaped so they feel good in your hands and you can knit for many hours without getting sore hands and wrists.
Prym’s ergonomic knitting needles won a Red Dot Design award in 2016, an annual product- and design competition which is the best seal of approval a product can get.
The cable is made of thin steel which makes the cables flexible and resistant, so they easily fold up without the risk of getting a bend. Circular needles up to and including 4 mm have a dark purple coating covering the steel wire.
The circular needles are available in two lengths: 23.62 inches (60 cm) and 31.5 inches (80 cm), and the following US sizes 2.5-17 (3-12 mm).
The length of the needle tips is 13,4 cm (5.3 in) in all sizes.
Please note that needles size 4 mm (US 6) and small have a round shape, while needles size 7 and above are triangular.
Made from high-performance synthetic material.
I've been using these needles lately. I really like the teardrop tip as it helps in tight spots and holds the stitch. I stopped knitting 50 years ago and have recently returned to knitting. I find that the cheaper aluminum needles are so slippery and quicker than I and I feel that I am always trying to catch up with them. I've been using the US 6,7,8 circulars and they are comfortable and controllable. I also bought the 6 and 10 single point needles but they are really too long for my old body and I feel I'm fighting with them. Perhaps they are more comfortable for the continental knitter? I find that for this English knitter the ends are always in the way.
I love these needles. They are lightweight but sturdy. The shape really helps cut down on my hand pain. I was worried about the tip, which is slightly rounded, and whether it would be easy to insert into stitches. The tips actually go into stitches easier than the pointed tips on my other needles. The connecting cable doesn't kink. My only wish is that the connecting cable was a little bit longer to be able to do magic loop on larger circumferences.
I gave up knitting quite a few years ago because of repetitive work injury in my arms and hands. I ordered a set of these on the Black Friday sale and wow! I have knit for hours 3 days in a row zero pain! I swear these are the Ferrari of knitting needles! The cable is flexible and 'soft'. I have a teeny burr that is catching my yarn where the cable joins but it doesn't snag it I can just feel it, if that makes sense.
I was skeptical that anything could be done to make a knitting needle more friendly for my sore hands: i was wrong! The funny , knobby tips are no problem, they get right into the stitches. I imagine a lace knitter would not care for them, but for regular gauge knitting they are superb. Excellent, smooth joins at the cable, as well. I only wish there were a shorter length, for hats and necklines. Highly recommended!
I purchased these for a friend as a surprise gift. She had been looking for them everywhere, with the hope that it would help her knit a poncho using a thread yarn - she was terrified of dropping stitches. These needles have been a game changer for her and she has made incredible progress. Bonus is they have helped decrease her wrist, hand, and shoulder aches when knitting.