The All New ChiaoGoo Shorties

July 08, 2018

ChiaoGoo Interchangeable Twist Shorties

They're Here!
ChiaoGoo needles are known for their beautiful stainless steel needles and memory-free cord. Their interchangeable sets have a seamless join in a full range of sizes from 000 to 15, and lengths from 16" to 60". To add to the family, they recently created a "Shorties" interchangeable set to make 9" to 14" needles in sizes 0-3. You can mix and match needle lengths and cord lengths to get a range of lengths. They come conveniently packaged in a portable, zippered pouch that fits cords, needles and accessories.

It’s all about the Square…Needle That Is!

March 26, 2015

At first glance many people wonder how round knitting stitches can come off square needles.  Knitting needles are supposed to be round, right?  There’s a couple companies that are now making square needles.  Why the change?  Knitters who use the square needles say they can knit longer with less hand fatique.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Many people who may have arthritis, nerve damage, or their hands cramp while knitting find their hands are more comfortable while using square needles.  The thought behind it is that the flat parts of the needles allow the fingers to have more of a grip without gripping hard.  Others find that their gauge becomes more even.  


If your curiosity is piqued and you would like to try square needles for yourself, come by Nitro.  We carry Knitter’s Pride Platina Cubics, which are hollow brass tubes plated with chrome for a smooth finish and have a very sharp point.  They are available in fixed circulars and interchangeable.  We even have a demo pair for you to hold before buying.  Maybe you will find your new favorite knitting tool!