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NEW Knit Picks Short Interchangeable Sets

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Knit Picks Short Interchangeable Sets

The Knit Picks Short Interchangeable Needle Set is designed with shorter needle tips that connect snag-free to distinctive purple cables. This set includes two cables – simply attach the needle tips to create to create a versatile 16″ interchangeable circular needle perfect for hats, sleeves, and other, more compact projects. Tip sizes are US 4,5,6,7,8,9,and 10 (3.5mm,3.75mm,4mm,4.5mm,5mm,5.5mm,and 6mm), and each tip is 2.75″ long.

Featuring smooth joins, perfectly tapered tips and flexible cables, this set includes 9 of Knit Picks bestselling needle tips and 2 cables to create a 16″ circular knitting needle – all of which are stored in a handy vinyl case. Two small cable keys are included, which allow you to tighten your needle tips to the cables. Working on multiple projects that call for the same needle size? Use the included endcaps to safely store your project as you start the next.

Note: While all of the Knit Picks Option Interchangeable Needles will fit on the shorter cables, Knit Picks strongly recommend not using the longer tips on these cables – the circumference will not measure 16″ and your needles can bend or break.

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Made with the same strong layers of laminated birch and oceanic waves of color as Knit Picks Caspian Wood needles, these colourful interchangeable crochet hooks are ideal for Tunisian crochet and will have you ready to start your next project whenever inspiration strikes! Simply attach one of the interchangeable cables to the end of the interchangeable crochet hook, attach the cable cap to the opposite end of the cable to keep your stitches securely on the cable and you’re ready for Tunisian crochet. By combining a versatile range of interchangeable hook sizes with cables available in 24″ all the way up through 60″, you’ll be able to create everything from scarves and shawls to blankets and throws. 

Knitters will also appreciate having a selection of Caspian interchangeable crochet hooks; they attach to the same cables as the Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles and work perfectly for picking up stitches! 

The Caspian interchangeable crochet hooks have a smooth finish with just the right amount of grip that provides hours of comfortable crocheting. Both beginning and experienced crocheters will appreciate the deeply grooved hooks which allow for precision control over each stitch. 

  • The Caspian Crochet Hooks are 6″ in length
  • A total of 4 cables are included in the set – 2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
  • 8 Hooks included with set: 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 mm
  • 8 end buttons included



Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers are a novel and original idea to block knitting projects and are guaranteed to make knitting lives easier! The ease of handling the blockers substantially speeds up blocking on all types of projects. The design helps maintain even tension across the width of the blocking pins. They are ideal working on blocking straight edges like sweaters, shawls and scarves. Anchor holes in each blocker allows the user to attach string along large sections which can be pulled and pinned to maintain consistent tension. They are made using tough plastic with embedded sharp, sturdy & rust resistant stainless steel pins. Each pack includes two different sizes to manage different shapes when blocking.


Gracefully tote projects without wear-and-tear in these 100% organic cotton drawstring bags – the absolute perfect size for socks and other accessories; also terrific as an inspired wrapper for gifting! Available in pun-tastic “Superfine” or sweet “Yarn Kitten” designs. 
  • width 26cm/10″
  • height 31cm/12″


Do your giant yarn hauls or expansive works-in-progress laugh in the face of most totes? Meet your match with this ultra-roomy, 100% organic cotton tote bag – durable, yet soft enough for crumpling into small spaces. Available in both pun-tastic “Superfine” or sweet “Yarn Kitten” designs.
  • Width 50cm/19.5″
  • Height 39cm/15″
  • Handle is 55cm/22″ long

Holiday Gift Ideas: Gadgets


Knitting Yarn Ball Winder 
Transform hanks or skeins into compact center-pull balls that sit nicely while you knit. As with our Options needles, Knit Picks interviewed knitters to find out what they would like best in a ball winder—what Knit Picks found is that everyone is different. Some knitters prefer to hold their ball winder while some prefer to clamp it to a table, so Knit Picks created a ball winder that could do both. Use the clamp for tables or connect the ergonomic handle to use when you want to hold it. Best when used in tandem with a Yarn Swift. Note: The metal yarn guide arm comes folded against the ball winder for shipping. The guide arm needs to be moved and positioned opposite the winding handle for correct operation.
$24.97 





Knitting Yarn Wood Swift 
Knit Picks has spent the past several months scouring the world and found a small Italian manufacturer to make the Yarn Swift more affordable. The swifts are made from Italian grown beech hardwood and last a lifetime! Hold your hanks on the swift while you wind them into balls. Clamp onto table or counter tops. Easy loading is possible if you start with the umbrella in the down position. Put the open loop of the hank over the swift and pull it lightly so the far side of the hank is against the centre of the umbrella section and you are holding the hank out perpendicular to the swift. Then, use your free hand to slide up the umbrella clamp, opening the umbrella to the circumference of the hank. Secure the clamp in place and wind away. Measures approx. 26?” in diameter (68″ circumference) and 26″ tall when open.
$74.97



Knit Picks Interlocking Foam Blocking Mats 
Forget those cumbersome folding boards or random towels lying around the house. These foam rubber mats fit together like puzzle pieces to make the size and shape you need. Contains nine 12″ squares, 3/8″ thick.
$24.97




Knitter’s Pride Foam Blocking Mats
Pack of 9 pieces (3 blue, 3 pink, 3 green), each 1 foot x 1 foot, comes in a clear vinyl case. 
$39.97




Knit Picks Lace Blocking Wires 
Simply slip the wire through the edges of your lace project and place pins along the inside of the wires to hold them in place while the lace dries. If you have scalloped edges you will want to slip the wire through the outer edges of your scallops to emphasize them. Follow the same rules as pin or string blocking by measuring the radius of your finished piece as you adjust the wires. Set comes with 15 (32 1/2″ long) straight wires (est. 15 gauge), 20 nickel-plated T-pins and blocking instructions. All wires are stainless steel and rust proof. The first time you use your blocking wires, wipe them with a soft cloth to remove manufacturing residue.
$24.97




Royal Ball Winder 
For the serious knitter, a ball winder is indispensable! Once you have one you won’t know how you lived without it. The Royal winder is a great quality gadget that runs beautifully and smoothly!
$69.95


As always, you can find us at knitomatic.com


Gifts for Knitters – Knit Picks Needle Sets

Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Nickel Plated 
Circular Knitting Needle Set ~ 74.97
You save 27% when you buy the set! This set is a great start for any knitter, beginner or experienced. KnitPicks has assembled knitting needles and cable lengths in the most popular sizes and packaged them into a handy carrying case. You can add to this collection any time with their interchangeable needle tips and cables available separately. (see below)

Set Includes
Nickel-Plated Knitting Needle Tips: US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5, 11 (metric 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 8mm)
Cables2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
Accessories: 10.5″ x 5.75″ x 2″ zippered clear vinyl needle case, 5.75″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″ clear vinyl cable case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys




Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Harmony Wood
Circular Knitting Needle Set ~ $89.97
You save 19% when you buy the set! These beautiful laminated birch wood needles show off waves of color so nicely in the clear vinyl carrying case. KnitPicks’ Harmony wood needles provide just the right amount of grip to make slick yarns manageable, plus the gradual tapered points easily slip into stitches, making complicated patterns easy. This set is a great starter set for any knitter, beginner or experienced. They have assembled knitting needles and cable lengths in the most popular sizes and packaged them into a clear zipper top vinyl pouch. This pouch has 14 needle pockets on both sides to hold your tips and the center open area is perfect for holding additional tools or a small project like a sock. There is plenty of room in the pouch to add more sizes to this collection any time with their interchangeable needle tips and cables available separately. (see below)

Set Includes
Harmony Wood Knitting Needle Tips: US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (Metric
Cables: 2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
Accessories: 10.5″ x 5.75″ x 2″ zippered clear vinyl needle case, 5.75″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″ clear vinyl cable case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys




Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Sunstruck Wood 
Circular Knitting Needle Set ~ $89.97
Sunstruck are the same as the harmony, but come in a natural wood.



Knit Picks Harmony Wood Double Pointed 
Knitting Needle Set 6″ ~ $39.97
Save 13% when you buy the set! Beautiful waves of color in this laminated birch 6″ Harmony wood double pointed needle set makes the perfect gift for the sock knitter who favors wood needles. Knit Picks has assembled the most common sock knitting sizes and packaged them in this portable, flexible, 6″ by 6.5″ vinyl case with snap shut closure. Each size is neatly labeled on the enclosed packaging so you can see the sizes at a quick glance. Watch the metric sizes – they are more finely tuned than the US sizes. Set of 6 needles per size. Even though the Harmony wood needles are unusually durable, accidents happen. They’ve added an extra sixth needle in each size so you can keep on knitting even if disaster strikes.

Set Includes

US Size 0 (2.00mm)
US Size 1 (2.25mm)
US Size 1 (2.50mm)
US Size 2 (2.75mm)
US Size 2 (3.00mm)
US Size 3 (3.25mm)

Knit Picks Harmony Wood Double Pointed 
Knitting Needle Set 5″ ~ $36.97
You save 17% when you buy the set! Beautiful waves of color in this laminated birch 5″ Harmony wood double pointed needle set makes the perfect gift for the sock and mitten knitter who favors wood needles. Knit Picks have assembled the six most common knitting sizes and packaged them in this portable, flexible, 5.875″ by 6.375″ vinyl case with snap shut closure. Each size is neatly labeled on the enclosed packaging so you can see the sizes at a quick glance. Watch the metric sizes – they are more finely tuned than the US sizes. Set of 6 needles per size. Even though the Harmony wood needles are unusually durable, accidents happen. They’ve added an extra sixth needle in each size so you can keep on knitting even if disaster strikes.

Set Includes

US Size 0 (2.00mm)
US Size 1 (2.25mm)
US Size 1 (2.50mm)
US Size 2 (2.75mm)
US Size 2 (3.00mm)
US Size 3 (3.25mm)


Knit Picks Harmony Wood Double Pointed 
Knitting Needle Set 4 ” ~ $31.97
Save 28% when you buy the set – would cost $41.93 if you purchased the components individually. Beautiful waves of color in this laminated birch 4″ Harmony wood double pointed needle set makes the perfect gift for the sock knitter who favors wood needles. We have assembled the seven most common sock knitting sizes and packaged them in this portable, flexible, 5.75″ by 9″ vinyl case with snap shut closure. Each size is neatly labeled on the enclosed packaging so you can see the sizes at a quick glance. Watch the metric sizes – they are more finely tuned than the US sizes. Set of 5 needles per size.  

Set Includes
US Size 0 (2.00mm)
US Size 1 (2.25mm)
US Size 1 (2.50mm)
US Size 2 (2.75mm)
US Size 2 (3.00mm)
US Size 3 (3.25mm)



As always, you can find us at knitomatic.com!


New Products from Knit Picks!

Knitting Yarn Ball Winder ~ $24.50

Transform hanks or skeins into compact center-pull balls that sit nicely while you knit. As with our Options needles, Knit Picks interviewed knitters to find out what they would like best in a ball winder—what Knit Picks found is that everyone is different. Some knitters prefer to hold their ball winder while some prefer to clamp it to a table, so Knit Picks created a ball winder that could do both. Use the clamp for tables or connect the ergonomic handle to use when you want to hold it. Best when used in tandem with a Yarn Swift.
Note: The metal yarn guide arm comes folded against the ball winder for shipping. The guide arm needs to be moved and positioned opposite the winding handle for correct operation.




Knitting Yarn Wood Swift ~ $69.50
Knit Picks has spent the past several months scouring the world and found a small Italian manufacturer to make the Yarn Swift more affordable. The swifts are made from Italian grown beech hardwood and last a lifetime!
Hold your hanks on the swift while you wind them into balls. Clamp onto table or counter tops. Easy loading is possible if you start with the umbrella in the down position. Put the open loop of the hank over the swift and pull it lightly so the far side of the hank is against the center of the umbrella section and you are holding the hank out perpendicular to the swift. Then, use your free hand to slide up the umbrella clamp, opening the umbrella to the circumference of the hank. Secure the clamp in place and wind away. Measures approx. 26?” in diameter (68″ circumference) and 26″ tall when open.

Interlocking Foam Blocking Mats ~ $23.50

Forget those cumbersome folding boards or random towels lying around the house. These foam rubber mats fit together like puzzle pieces to make the size and shape you need. Contains nine 12″ squares, 3/8″ thick.

Lace Blocking Wires ~ $23.50
Simply slip the wire through the edges of your lace project and place pins along the inside of the wires to hold them in place while the lace dries. If you have scalloped edges you will want to slip the wire through the outer edges of your scallops to emphasize them. Follow the same rules as pin or string blocking by measuring the radius of your finished piece as you adjust the wires. Set comes with 15 (32 1/2″ long) straight wires (est. 15 gauge), 20 nickel-plated T-pins and blocking instructions. All wires are stainless steel and rust proof. The first time you use your blocking wires, wipe them with a soft cloth to remove manufacturing residue.


4 Inch Harmony Wood Double Pointed Needle Set ~ $37.50
You save 28% when you buy the set! Beautiful waves of color in this laminated birch 4″ Harmony wood double pointed needle set makes the perfect gift for the sock knitter who favors wood needles. Knit Picks has assembled the seven most common sock knitting sizes and packaged them in this portable, flexible, 5.75″ by 9″ vinyl case with snap shut closure. Each size is neatly labeled on the enclosed packaging so you can see the sizes at a quick glance. Watch the metric sizes – they are more finely tuned than the US sizes. Set of 6 needles per size. Even though the Harmony wood needles are unusually durable, accidents happen. Knit Picks have added an extra sixth needle in each size so you can keep on knitting even if disaster strikes. 

Set includes:
US Size 0 (2.00mm)
US Size 1 (2.25mm)
US Size 1 (2.50mm)
US Size 2 (2.75mm)
US Size 2 (3.00mm)
US Size 3 (3.25mm)
US Size 4 (3.50mm)


Harmony Wood Cable Needles ~ $6.25
he smooth and lustrous surface of our Harmony wood needles allows your stitches to move freely for hours of comfortable knitting. Made from laminated birch wood in waves of color, the sharp, gradually tapered points slip easily into stitches so even complicated cables and K3togethers are easy to maneuver. The Harmony wood warms quickly in your hands, and the burnished surface provides just the right amount of grip to manage slippery yarns. The grooves in each needle help keep the stitches from slipping off the needle while they are being held either in front or in back of your work. Set of three provides an ideal size for any project. Read more about the Harmony wood story, click here.


Set includes:

US size 3 (3 1/8″ long)

US size 6 (3 3/8″ long)

US size 9 (4″ long)

Steeking Scissors ~ $4.50
Small, sharp, precise—these scissors are ideal for carefully cutting a steeked opening in your latest knitting project. These scissors have one inch long blades, so you have complete control over where you cut. And there is a protective sheath to cover your scissor tips, so you can safely leave these scissors in your knitting notions pouch. Or if you are interested in other crafts, these scissors would work very well for embroidery, sewing, or paper crafts.

Folding Scissors ~ $5.60
Scissors are infinitely useful tools. And these scissors are small enough to fit into a tiny notions case, so you always have them handy. The blades of the scissors are housed by the handles, so your scissors will stay closed, and your hands, purse, and knitting will be safe.

Locking Stitch Markers ~ $2.50
These locking stitch markers were designed to hook into the knitted or crocheted stitch within a row and will not slip out while you continue working. Use them to mark increases or decreases in your pattern… Or use them to mark a mistake that you need to rip back to or catch that dropped stitch before it runs down through what you have already knitted. Our package comes with 20 pieces that will slide easily on needles up to US size 8 and convenient storage pouch.

Flexible Stitch Markers ~ $3.75
These flexible rubber markers can be used to mark the beginning of a round or pattern repeats. Some knitters prefer the flexibility when slipping the markers with their needles. Our package comes with 10 markers to fit up to US size 8 and 20 markers to fit up to US size 11 and convenient storage pouch.

Retractable Measuring Tape ~ $2.50
Another must have for every knitter. The bright color makes it easy to find at the bottom of your knitting bag. The plastic case contains a retractable, non stretch fiberglass tape, 60″ long and with metric on the reverse side.


Tapestry Needles ~ $2.50
Tapestry needles are absolute necessities for finishing your knitting. Everything from weaving in ends to sewing seams together. The bent, blunt needle tip lends ease when using with yarn. Convenient storage pouch contains 3 bent-tip needles.

T-Pins ~ $3.75
Blocking your finished project infinitely improves its appearance. These nickel-plated steel T pins are 1.5” long. Wet block that lace shawl with a scalloped edge with no worries! Each box contains 60 T pins.


As always, you can find us at knitomatic.com!