For my birthday back in August my lovely husband bought me a set of HiyaHiya interchangeable needles. I’d asked for them after buying a 2.5mm fixed circular needle for socks and found them to be the pointiest needles of all the 2.5mm needles I’d tried before.
The needle case is black canvas fabric with a silky fabric on top, I think the pattern and colour are variable but I really love this greeny blue. There is a fabric button and loop closure on the front flap.
Inside there are two rows of slots for needles so although the set comes with 7 pairs of needle tips, there is plenty of room to expand your set. There are four different sets to choose from, you can see them here from Meadow yarns, but I chose the small set with 5″ tips as I find the 4″ ones too short to grip properly. The small tips come in sizes 2.75mm, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5 and 5mm. I’m not sure why they missed out the 3mm but I have subsequently bought that size separately. The tips are stainless steel and very light, and the cable joins are the smoothest I have come across so far making moving the stitches along very easy.
On the inside of the flap there is a little zipped pocket where you will find two pieces of rubber. These are used to grip the needle tip and cable in order to tighten the join.
The cables for the small set are blue (top above), but if you order needle tips size 5.5mm and above you need to order larger cables and these can be blue or clear (above bottom on the 6mm tip) depending on stock. You receive 4 cables with the set, sizes 40, 60, 80 and 100cm long.
All the cables are stored in another pocket on the back of the case, so it keeps everything you need in a small and neat little package. I have to say that at the moment these are my favourite needles. I love them!
(I’ve had a little revamp of the blog, just changing to a different theme. I hope I am getting the hang of the white background photography too, but it still needs a little bit of work!)
(Disclaimer: all links are to Meadow Yarns website. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but I have found the service from them to be excellent on every order I have placed – and you get a free herbal teabag with each order!)