Interchangeable Needle Tips

You can buy tips and cables of circular needles separately. That way you can easily adjust the length of the circular needles, without having to buy fixed size needles of the same size in many different lengths. The interchangeable needle tips are screwed onto the cable by hand and tightened using the included cable key.

The tips are easy to remove from the cable. Stoppers can be screwed to the ends of the cable to prevent the stitches from escaping. The length of the circular needle is the length of the cable + the tips attached. Shorter lengths, such as 40 cm and 50 cm, require the use of short interchangeable needle tips. 

Wooden, bamboo and metal interchangeable needle tips from Knit Pro. The ChiaoGoo needle tips are made of surgical steel.

See also: Cables and accessories, Knitting needle Sets