Posted by Jenny on 17th Jan 2015
This is my second sampler set of interchangeable needles within two weeks... First I ordered the Sampler II (which comes with smaller needle sizes). I wanted to continue to sample the different needle tip styles/materials before settling on a full set of any one kind. The cords and needles are of excellent quality. The joins are pretty darn smooth. I can say that I had a superb customer service experience, because one pair of needles broke during shipping; I emailed knittinghelp.com and they responded very quickly, saying they'd get a replacement set of needles out to me right away. (as of the time of this review, I don't have the replacement needles yet but they should be here soon.) Very pleased with this product.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Oct 2014
After years of knitting with straights, I thought I would check out circulars. This is the perfect product to try before you buy. I've only used the Nova tips so far but I'm very pleased. The yarn doesn't catch on the joins. The cord is very flexible. And the tips are very slick. I love the Novas so far. I'm going to add the Nova set to my wish list.
I was so pleased with this set that I turned around and order the Comby Set II, which just came in the mail. I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but soon, very soon. :)
Posted by Aunrey Bubis on 7th Oct 2014
What a great way to try three excellent products ! I was curious about the Dreamz and was happy to find that the one in this set is perfect for the shawl I am working on. I've tried cubics before but not in wood. The sizes offered are the most useful for me. Also, I love the feel and flexibility of the cable. I know I will be buying at least one full set from these samples. So far its definitely the Dreamz. Highly recommend !!
Posted by Aunrey Bubis on 1st Oct 2014
My sample package arrived today and I couldn't wait to try the Dreamz on my shawl pattern. I love the feel of the needle and the very slight drag I get with my yarn. It is exactly what I wanted.. Great cable too.
I already have the nova cubic in a fixed circular. I'm happy to get the chance to try out the cubic in the wood variation. I honestly feel that cubics helped me when I was having trouble with tennis elbow.
What a great way to try out 3 different knitting needle styles.
Posted by Michelle on 16th May 2014
I really enjoy this item; the cables are very flexible and unlike some of the cheaper circular needles I have there are no awkward kinks in the line. When tight, the yarn is able to smoothly slide over the needles without any sort of snags. I do find, however, that I have to tighten my needles every couple of rows or so because they seem inclined to unscrew themselves (I don't really see this as a huge deal. Just a bit annoying). Maybe if there was some sort of 'locking' mechanism? I've seen some other companies using a 'click' style of fastening. (I haven't actually tried these needles, however). THat being said, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is considering purchasing them.
Sadly, my pair of Cubics snapped right above the metal threading part. At least I still have two other pairs to work with! :) I'm not sure what the return policy is on such things? I only just bought these about a month ago :( )
Posted by Mickey on 8th May 2014
This is an awesome way to try out three wonderful needle options for interchangeable sets. The only problem I have now is I WANT ALL THREE Interchangeable sets! Instead of driving yourself crazy with choices get this set to help you make up your mind.
Posted by Judi Freed on 17th Apr 2014
I bought this as I was curious about these needles and this was the best way to sample in the sizes that I use most frequently. Well it has become my indespensable travel kit. There is room in the case to keep my necessary tools: crochet needle, measure tape, etc and I love the needles. All of them. It took a bit of getting used to using the flexible narrow cable but I am really enjoying them all. I travel a lot and this is the perfect airplane companion.
I find I really like the square wooden needles for working with cotton yarns which otherwise slip so much on the steel. The steel points are great for working with wools. And of course the regular wooden rounds are fine for anything.
Now I just have to decide which to purchase when I add to my needles. But I adore this set.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Apr 2014
i tried magic loop knitting for the first time with these. it worked great. have another brand of interchangable's and the cables are too short and stiff to do magic loop method. i used the metal # 8 needles and they were very smooth and easy - will probably order a set of these. the #7 needle broke as i was tightening it to cable - very disappointed. haven't tried the #6 yet.
Posted by Sharon on 1st Apr 2014
tried all 3 needles and liked all but the cubic. Initially one of the cubic needles had stripped threads and wouldn't tighten but just turned & turned, especially while knitting. I did get a quick replacement from this site, which I appreciated. Unfortunately, while waiting for the replacement, I took my knitting on a plane trip and while it was in my checked bag on the plane both needles broke at the metal join due to the baggage handling (rough!). So now I have a new needle, but only one as the other two are broken off. BooHoo
Posted by Leslie on 4th Feb 2014
I've had my sampler for about a month now and have used each needle at least once on small projects. They're very very nice. Square needles are pretty nice and round ones (metal and wood) are too. Nothing to complain about except I can't decide which type to buy more of.
The joins are fine, the cables are flexible and the only complaint I can come up with is that they're not made in the USA. Since most needles aren't (except for the very expensive and long wait-listed Dyakraft) that's really not as issue.
I like the wooden needles better than the laminated multicolor ones sold by that other company. I am not 100% certain but these appear to be real (solid) wood, not something I have to worry about delaminating which I have had happen to me before.
All prices are in USD.