The eagerly awaited mini interchangeable sock needles from Hiya Hiya have just arrived.
Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles are a far cry from your old fashioned metal needles. They are hollow which make them lightweight and made from stainless steel which is surprisingly warm to the touch. The cables move independently of the needle preventing them from coming unscrewed while you are knitting.
Previously the smallest interchangeable tip size was 2.75mm but they are now available in 2mm, 2.25mm and 2.5mm perfect for sock knitting using the magic loop technique and other 4ply and lace projects. They have coordinating mini cables in 24”, 32” and 40” lengths.
There is also a Sock Tip Adaptor to allow you to use all your existing small Hiya Hiya Interchangeable needles with the mini cables. To tighten the join, there are rubber needle grips and a cable key which will be familiar to anyone who has used Knit Pro Interchangeable needles previously. We are more than happy to demonstrate how to tighten the needles.
The new needles are available in a set priced at £70 which includes:
- 5” length tips in 2mm, 2.25mm and 2.5mm
- 4” length tips in 2.75mm and 3mm
- Mini interchangeable cables, two at 24”, one at 32” and one at 40”
- Sock Tip Adaptor
- Needle grips and cable key
All presented in a grogeous brocade case with plenty of pockets to store all your interchangeable needle tips and cables.
The constituent items are also available individually with needle tips at £7 and cables at £5.50.
There are also new cable lengths for the small interchangeable needles - 20/22” (50/55cm) and 47/49” (120cm/125cm). This means there are now 7 possible cable lengths from 16” (40cm) to 62” (155cm) allowing a huge variety of projects to be knitted both in the round and flat.