Product: Signature Needle Arts US Size 9 Circular Knitting Needles
Alrighty, knitsters - you already know that I LURVE me some Signature Needles! And this is not the first time I've reviewed them. Infact, when I reviewed them (the smaller sizes) the first time, I got so many hits on my blog post, that it is still one of my most popular blog posts ever.
I used the new Siggies to knit up this Spring Seeds Neckwarmer in worsted weight wool. And let me just say, it was such a pleasure to work with these needles. (And not just because I was thrilled that the purple needles matched my lilac project!) I was concerned that a stiletto tip would either be much more blunt than on the smaller sizes or that it would be too pointy with a heavier wt yarn, which is why one would use a US size 9, that it may end up catching the plies in the yarn. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the stiletto tip was just the right proportion for the needle size. I had no issues with knitting the stitches or knitting lace stitches, which often require one to finagle the stitches on and off the needles.
Again, the extremely smooth needle tips provide flawless transfer of knitted stitches between the needles. I really have never used any other brand with such effortless glide before. The cable part of the circulars was firm enough not to cause hand and wrist fatigue when trying to hold a good amount of stitches of heavier wt yarn on the cable, but pliable enough to create a flexible set of needles. As always, Signature Circs have a join that is snag proof as well as twist proof: the cable sits inside of the needle and gently rotates freely to allow for a twist-free experience. These needles feel substantial when knitting with them, but not heavy. The nice needle tip length is a comfortable fit in your hand.
True to Signature Needle Arts, these needles are completely customizable. You can order them in the 5.5" or 6.5" needle tip length, stiletto or middy profiles, and in 24", 32", 40", or 47" lengths (tip to tip).
I absolutely adored working with these needles! I am so glad that I got a chance to review the newer, larger sizes (I also recently purchased a pair of the US 8 and had the same experience.). I'm also glad that I had the opportunity to put these needles to the test with a worsted wt yarn, a lace pattern, and a discount craft store yarn, making sure that these luxury needles are worth the luxury price tag. And they really are. Once you give Signature Needles Circulars a try, you'll not want to knit with anything else - trust me! Infact, I think I'm going to put myself on a monthly needle plan to build my collection!!
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Disclosure: Signature Needle Arts provided KnitPurlGurl with a pair of US Size 9 Circular Needles FREE for review. KnitPurlGurl was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed in the above post reflect those of the blog author's and do not necessarily reflect those of Signature Needle Arts.