Size Matters

crmartin's picture

OK in this case smaller is better! I received my Hiya Hiya 9" circular needles yesterday and promptly transfered my current sock project to them. WOW, I love these little needles, I estimate it will cut down on knitting time by at least 25%. It's great to be able to just knit without fiddling with DP's or sliding stitches for magic loop. I LOVE THESE NEEDLES!!!!!

If you're interested you can purchase them here:




Andy's picture

Wish I could use those

Wish I could use those Knitpicks circulars for socks I bought, but they're way too small for my hands. Back to dpns for me!

"Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium."

Tallguy's picture

I recently saw someone using

I recently saw someone using these really short circs to do some knitting on a sock... and I couldn't believe they made them that short! As it turns out, they were 12" -- I measured them to be sure. I couldn't get my hand into that tiny circle to be able to manipulate those needles.

And 9"?? You gotta be kidding!!! I am NOT going to knit with only two fingers and have my pinkies sticking up in the air! No thank you!!

I have no trouble at all with dps or with two circs.. or even with one long one. I still maintain you only need one long circ (in every size) to do any knitting you will ever do! That is MHO, of course!

Buck Strong's picture


Must.....bite.....tongue.....don't....say....inappropriate......uggh....comment....about....uggh...title (sweat beads drip from forehead and hands tremble due to extreme restraint)

Cool needles!

crmartin's picture

I did have some cramping in

I did have some cramping in my left hand at first but after about 1/2 hour I relaxed my hand and was fine.


QueerJoe's picture

Nice...glad you find them so

Nice...glad you find them so useful. My only issue with shorter circular needles is that the length of the needle part is usually smaller than I prefer...making my hands cramp up when I use them for longer periods of time.

I'll have to try out a pair of Hiya's and see if I like them better.

Thanks for the recommendation.