Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Knit Pro needles?

So ......... since the lovely little wool shop 'Babes in the Wool' had sold out of 100cm circular needles, I thought I'd give the Knit Pro needles a go..... because those she had, in the size I wanted.

I've not used them before and yes they are nice to use but ....... am I doing something wrong folks?
I screwed them in position and set off garter-ing away and after 2 rows found the yarn snagging on the screwed in areas.
So I re-tightened the end points and set off again ............ but every 2nd or 3rd row the yarn is catching as the end appears to unscrew!

I feel inclined to glue the blessed ends into the wire centre!!
Which of course defeats the object of having the multi size Knit Pro system.
I must be doing something wrong............right?
Have you used them and had this happen too?
Or is it, more likely, my cack-handed knitting style? lol

We have snow again ........... not like the deluge many of you have had thankfully and  it's already raining, so by morning I imagine we'll have some icy road conditions.
I hope your snow is melting back at last!

Anyway, I opened the back door earlier on, to let Max out for a constitutional and found these little footsteps right outside the door ............... hope he/she found something to eat whilst on ground level!


  1. i have the Knit Picks interchangeable needles and it came with a tool to really tighten the joinings. sounds like they're just not tight enough. try googling your problem and i bet you'll find some answers.

  2. I wouldn't trust them not to snag, anything that has a join can snag somehow. Maybe it's also to do with the fineness of your yarn, the finer the yarn the more likely to snag also.
    How big do you want it to grow to? In other words can you apply the frog stitch and start again with, say 45 or 50 stitches, and knit squares? I'd help you put them together as i have tricks.

  3. Trust Deanna to have the solution, lol!

  4. I agree with Deanna, just try tightening them again....really tight! My inderchangables have a tool that inserts into a small hole to tighten them, if you don't have the tool use a small nail.

  5. hey, i hopped over from Boost-My-Blog Party! nice to meet ya. have a great <3 Day!! big hugs. ( :

  6. I have no clue on the knitting! But I love the little bird prints. Thanks for participating in the Boost My Blog hop. I'm a new follower :-)

  7. I've never used screw on needles so no help here. I like the old needles from the 1960's...plastic and wear like iron!

  8. Oh I do not knit but I am sure this piece will look wonderful when it is finished. Nice bird tracks. Visiting from BMB party. Happy Valentines Day. B

  9. Hello! Visiting you from the Boot My Blog party! I hope you are having a happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Hope you find a solution to your needle problems. Sounds aggravating!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the BMB party. :)