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ChiaoGoo Shorties 2″ and 3″ (3.5 to 5 mm) Needle Set
7 in stock (can be backordered)
The ChiaoGoo Shorties 2″ and 3″ set is a set of mini-interchangeable knitting needles. It is the perfect tool to knit small diameters other than fingering socks ! If double-pointed needles are a nightmare, and if you avoid magic loop like the plague, this set is what you need to never be stuck on Sleeve Island* again !
In this set of interchangeable circular needles, you will find needle tips of 2″ (5 cm) and 3″ (8 cm) with LACE points. This type of tips is sharper than the classical one (that you can find on fixed 23 cm or 30 cm circular needles) but without being harmful for your fingertips. When combined to small cables (from 13 to 20 cm), they are the most comfortable way to knit sleeves, hats, mitts etc. And to make things even more easy : you can use a tip one size smaller on your left needle !
The set includes:
- a blue, pocket-sized nylon fabric pouch,
- a secure tip sleeve, with needle number labels,
- 10 sets of solid stainless steel interchangeable tips : 5 sets of 2″ & 5 sets of 3″ (5cm & 8cm): US4 (3.5mm), US5 (3.75mm), US6 (4mm), US7 (4.5mm) and US8 (5mm).
- 3 small diameter cables (5″/13cm, 6″/15cm & 8″/20cm),
- 2 end stoppers,
- tightening keys,
- 6 stitch markers,
- a mini needle gauge.
And if you rather want to knit finer yarns but dream of this set, it also exists with 2 to 3.25 mm tips.
*Sleeve Island is a phrase commonly used when knitting sleeves is more of a pain than a pleasure, and makes you feel like you are lost in the middle of your project with no escape in view.