I’ve got to hand it to Knit Picks. Within a half hour of sending an e-mail explaining my situation with the TRY IT needle set, they responded, not only with an apology, but they are sending me a new set of tips! They get an A+ for customer service in my book.
I ordered the TRY IT Needle set, which includes three different types and sizes of tips, two 24″ cables, cable caps, and a cable key. I needed a size US 8 on a 24″ circular, so I decided to give this small interchangeable set a shot.
The size 8’s where in the Zephyr acrylic tips. I screwed the first tip cable with cable key just fine, and then I tried the same with the second tip. And I tried. It kept falling off the cable join. I switched to the other cable (you get two in the set), same thing. It’s definitely and damaged needle tip. It won’t screw in right.
There is no way I’m going to use a defective tip with the risk of it falling off and ruining my work. I found among my needle collection a pair of tried and true Addi Turbo circular needle set in the size I needed.
So, would I buy an interchangeable needle set from Knit Picks? No, not with the risk of defective tips. I haven’t tried the other two yet, the US 6’s and US 7’s (one in wood and the other in nickel), but I’m hesitant to. Well, at $19.99 for the whole set, save your money.
I finally knit myself a proper pair of socks. They are Fiddle Knit’s Dance All Night Slouch Socks, and you can get the pattern from Knit Picks for $1.99. It’s a fun pattern, but it does require some knowledge in sock knitting before tackling it. As I have mentioned in my project details on various sites, it does include the evil p2tog tbl decrease. Even though there is a way around doing that decrease (p2tog, take stitch of right needle, turn it clockwise, and put back on right needle),
Don’t let that keep you away from these fun socks. Knit in worsted weight yarn, they are a fairly quick project. I used the suggested yarn, Knit Picks’ Chroma Worsted.
Want to see the nitty gritty on the socks? Check out my project details at one of the sites below.