Category Archives: Needles

PRE-ORDER New Chiaogoo Sets

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Receive 10% OFF Pre-Orders of the Chiaogoo Extension Shortie Set and The Special Edition Chiaogoo Forte Set, until August 8th – to receive discount use code CHIA10 at check-out.*

*Discount can not be combined with any other discounts or sales, and is subject to change without notice.

Chiaogoo Shorties Extension Set: 5.5mm/US9 to 8mm/US11

This product is a pre-order and will ship/be available for pick-up Fall 2022 

The new shorties [L] extension set includes 3” (8 cm) long tips in sizes 5.5mm/US9 – 8mm/US11 and cables to make 12” (30 cm) or 14” (36 cm) long circulars. The set comes in a yellow pocket pouch and includes three of the new SWIV360 cables, stoppers, connectors, stitch markers, a needle gauge, heart-shaped rubber gripper and tip sleeve. This set is great for knitting sleeves in-the-round (or really thick slipper socks)!

Smaller sized Shorties Sets are available in the 2mm to 3.25mm and 3.5mm to 5mm size ranges. Extra cables for your sets are available HERE.

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ChiaoGoo Special Edition Forté Interchangeable Needle Set

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This product is a pre-order and will ship/be available for pick-up Fall 2022 

ChiaoGoo’s newest Special Edition interchangeable set, Forté, includes tips that are an elegant combination of sleek, stainless steel and luxurious, African Blackwood. The set also boasts the new SWIV360 interchangeable cables. Silver in color, the cables have the same properties as the much-loved red and blue TWIST cables PLUS an added swivel feature! Each threaded steel join is laser etched with the tip diameter and join size which will not wear off ever. All Forté parts and pieces have [S] or [L] size joins so they are switchable with all of all the other similarly coded interchangeable parts. Plus, for every set sold, ChiaoGoo ensures that an African Blackwood tree is planted!

Case

Made of REACH compliant man-made material, the Forté case is just as elegant and functional as the tips and cables. It includes a double-sided, removable needle board that firmly houses all tips; elastic that securely holds but gives easy access to accessories; and four pockets to hold the rest of your knitting supplies including a spot for your pattern or notes. And, true to the other ChiaoGoo cases, it opens book-style with a full zipper enclosure to ensure that nothing falls out.

Features

  • Each threaded steel join is laser etched with the tip diameter and join size which will not wear off ever.
  • All Forté parts and pieces have [S] or [L] size joins so they are switchable with all of all the other similarly coded interchangeable parts.

For every set sold, ChiaoGoo ensures that an African Blackwood tree is planted!

Set Includes:

  • 14 pairs of 5” (13 cm) tips US 2 – 15 (2.75 – 10mm).
  • The set comes with six memory-free SWIV360 cables
  • steel scissors
  • a measuring tape
  • end stoppers
  • stitch markers
  • darning needles
  • a swatch/needle gauge
  • case (see above for details)

Chiaogoo Twist Cables

PRE-ORDER

All of these cables have been ordered and will be in stock soon! You can order now and you can pick them up (or they will ship) as soon as they arrive.

Chiaogoo TWIST cables are memory-free!  They consist of a multi-strand, steel cable coated with red nylon. Lifeline holes can be found at each end of these cables. Insert the T-shaped tightening key into the lifeline hole to assist with securing your tip/cable connection. SPIN tips will work with TWIST cables. 

  • SMALL cables fit tips from 2.75mm through 5.0mm 
  • LARGEcables tips from 5.5mm through 10.0mm
  • MINI cables fit tips from 1.5mm through 2.5mm
  • RED SHORTIES cables are for use specifically with Mini sized Shortie Tips, ranging from 1.5mm-3.25mm (US 000-US3) 
  • BLUE SHORTIES X-FLEX  fit all Shorite tips marked [S] in sizes 3.5mm (US 4) through 5.0mm (US8)
  • Shorties: the 2″/5cm package contains 3 cables, which can be combined with tips to make flexible DPN’s.

Chiaogoo cord sizes (50″, 37″, 30″, etc) are for the cord alone, and unlike other brands (which measure from tip to tip) they DO NOT include the length of the tips in the measurements. For example, a 50″ cord will make 60″ needles if you have 5″ needle tips.

ChiaoGoo SWIV360 Swivel Cables/Cords

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This product is currently available as a Pre-Order. You can place your order and we will ship your order/contact you for pick-up as soon as it arrives in store. Availability is expected July 2022.

Chiaogoo SWIV360 are the next-generation in interchangeable needle cables. They have the same multi-strand steel cable and nylon components as the much-loved red and blue TWIST cables PLUS an added swivel feature! They are included with the new Special Edition Forté and Yellow Shorties interchangeable sets. 

  • SMALL cables fit tips from 2.75mm/US2 through 5.0mm/US8
  • LARGEcables tips from 5.5mm/US9 through 10.0mm/US15

Notes on Cord Lengths

  • Chiaogoo cord sizes (50″, 37″, 30″, etc) are for the cord alone, and unlike other brands (which measure from tip to tip) DO NOT include the length of the tips in the measurements. For example, a 50″ cord will make 60″ needles if you have 5″ needle tips
  • 2″/5cm, 5″/13cm, 6″/15cm cables are recommended for use with Chiaogoo Shorties (3″) tips, and are too short for 4″ and 5″ needle tips.
  • 8″/20cm cables are recommended for  4″ needle tips (to form 16″/hat size needles)
  • 14″/35cm and longer cables are recommended for both for 4″ and 5″ needle tips.

PRE-ORDER Lantern Moon

Lantern Moon Needles and Hooks are back! Lantern Moon was long known for their gorgeous ebony wood needles and fancy needle cases. Knitter’s Pride has breathed new life into the brand and is now producing new interchangeable sets.

The needle tips are made of liquid silk finished Ebony wood, which provides a smooth glide for all yarn types. The 24K plated brass connector ensures a smooth join between the cord and the needle tips, which are perfectly shaped for ease of knitting.

The cases are made with Khadi silk, a historically significant Indian material. The exteriors features lovely floral motif embroidery. Inside there is room for multiple interchangeable needle tips and cords. The zippered case keeps all contents safely stored and organized.

If you want something from Lantern Moon that isn’t on our website we’re happy to look into special ordering it for you – just contact us!

Lantern Moon HEIRLOOM Interchangeable Needle Set (5″ tips)

  • Set of 10 pairs of 5” Interchangeable Tips: US 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11 or metric 3.0, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, & 8.0mm
  • Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Cords: 1 Swivel Cord & 1 Fixed Cord each of 24″ (60cm), 32″ (80cm) & 40″ (100cm) (Cord length denotes complete needle length)
  • 4 Wooden End Caps
  • 2 Tightening tools
  • 5 Colorful Tassel Stitch Markers
  • Needle Case

Lantern Moon LEGACY Interchangeable Needle Set (5″ tips)

Set Includes: 

  • Set of 5 pairs of 5” Interchangeable Tips: US 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 or metric 3.25, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5 & 5.0mm
  • Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Cords:  1 Swivel Cord & 1 Fixed Cord each of 24″ (60cm) & 32″ (80cm) (Cord length denotes complete needle length)
  • 4 Wooden End Caps
  • 2 Tightening tools
  • 5 Colorful Tassel Stitch Markers
  • Needle Case

Lantern Moon HERITAGE Interchangeable Needle Set (4″ tips)

Set Includes: 

  • Set of 5 pairs of 4” Interchangeable Tips: US 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 or metric 3.25, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5 & 5.0mm
  • Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Cords:  1 Swivel Cord & 1 Fixed Cord each of 16″ (40cm) & 20″ (50cm) (Cord length denotes complete needle length)
  • 4 Wooden End Caps
  • 2 Tightening tools
  • 5 Colorful Tassel Stitch Markers
  • Needle Case

Lantern Moon ANCESTRY Interchangeable Needle Set (4″ tips)

Set Includes: 

  • Set of 9 pairs of 4” Interchangeable Tips: US 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 or metric 3.0, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 & 6.0mm
  • Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Cords:  1 Swivel Cord & 1 Fixed Cord each of 16″ (40cm) & 20″ (50cm) (Cord length denotes complete needle length)
  • 4 Wooden End Caps
  • 2 Tightening tools
  • 5 Colorful Tassel Stitch Markers
  • Needle Case

Lantern Moon BEQUEST Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Set

The Lantern Moon Bequest Tunisian Crochet Set contains the 6 most popular sizes of hooks. The Tunisian crochet hooks are made of ebony, one of the world’s most precious and valuable woods. Just like all the needles and crochet hooks, the Tunisian crochet hooks have a liquid silk finish that ensures a snag-free glide and crochet experience. The meticulous finish on the hook ends ensure easy maneuverability and forward stitch passing. The connecting join between the cord and hook is snug and smooth to enable stitches to move easily. The case is made with Khadi silk, a historically significant Indian material. The exterior features lovely floral motif embroidery. Inside there is room for multiple tunisian crochet hooks and cords. The zippered case keeps all contents safely stored and organized. This crochet set is designed by artisans for generations of use by skilled knitters.

Set includes:

  • 6 pairs of tunisian crochet hooks: US Sizes: G, H, I, J, K & L/Metric Sizes: 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 & 8.0mm
  • 1 Fixed Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Cord each of 14″ (35cm) & 22″ (55cm) (nomrally to make 24″ and 32″ circular needles, see )
  • 2 Wooden End Caps
  • 1 Tightening tool
  • Needle Case

Lantern Moon Interchangeable Circular Needle Cords

360 Swivel Cords

Lantern Moon’s swivel cords are ideal for knitting in the round projects. The cord rotates at the join so needle twisting is avoided as the knitter goes around. The 24K plated solid brass connector is threaded for easy put-on to needle tips. They are made of nylon coated stainless steel which uncoils easily and stays relaxed, with no twisting. They are available in 7 lengths from 8” to 49”. Each pack contains 2 cords, 2 wooden end caps and 1 tightening tool.

Fixed Cords

Lantern Moon’s fixed circular cords are made of nylon coated stainless steel which uncoils easily and stays relaxed with no twisting. The 24K plated solid brass connector is threaded for easy put-on to needle tips. They are easily stored and come in a variety of lengths from 8” to 49”. Each pack contains 2 cords, 2 wooden end caps and 1 tightening tool.

Note

All cord measurements refer to the needle size they will create, not the actual length of the cord. 16″/40cm cords form 16″/40cm needles when connected with the short 3.5″ tips. All cords 24″/60cm or longer will form that length needles when connected with 4.5″ tips. 

Lantern Moon Stitch Markers: Tassels

Enjoy these brightly colored silk tassel stitch markers every time you use them. Easy to see, with a brass top, the flexible ring fits most needle sizes and they come 10 to a pack.

Lantern Moon Tape Measures

Sheep Tape Measures
These whimsical merino sheep tape measures come in a variety of natural colors. Metric and English measurements are shown on opposite sides of a 5’ long retractable measure.

Sock Monkey Tape Measure
This hand-crocheted sock monkey tape measure is sure to make you smile. Metric and English measurements are shown on opposite sides of a 5’ long retractable measure.

Lantern Moon Sherpa Accessories Holder

This softly padded sheep will keep all your needed accessories close at hand and hold all manner of useful items. There is enough room for you to store any needed knitting accessories here. The soft cotton lining ensures all will be protected.

Note: tools are NOT included

Lantern Moon Knit-Out Box

This lovely modal satin knit-out box is designed to hold and contain individual balls of yarn. This 5” box has a keyhole opening that allows yarn to feed out from inside, keeping it free of dirt and entanglement. A closable lid and button-hole closure with side handles complete the look of simple elegance.

NEW Addi Flexi-Flips XL

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Addi FlexiFlips XL & Regular

Addi has just come out with new sizes of the super popular Addi Flexi-Flip needles. The XL sizes are 2 inches longer than the originals, and they come in larger sizes, some that weren’t available before (up to 8mm/US11). I took a closer look and did a little compare-and-contrast exercise below

What are Addi Flexi-Flips?

Addi Flexi-Flips are a different kind of knitting needle, a hybrid between a double pointed needle and a circular needle. They are designed to make knitting in the round on double pointed needles faster, easier, and ENJOYABLE. They consist of two needle tips joined in the centre by a a flexible cable. Instead of juggling 4 or 5 double pointed needles at time, Flexi-Flips work with 3. Stitches are distributed over two needles, and then you knit with the third – resulting in only two needle changes per row. This also means a reduced chance of accidentally making ‘ladders’ in your knitting. Another great feature is the needles’ dual-tip design: each needle has a pointier Addi Rocket tip and a more blunt Addi Turbo tip. You will always have the right needle, when you need it. Addi Flexi-Flips are made for knitting in the round, and they’re great for everything from socks, cuffs, toys, hats, neck-warmers, leg-warmers, tea cozies – if it’s round and a smaller circumference, these needles will do it.

Regular LengthXL Length
21cm/8″ long from tip to tip
26cm/10″ long from tip to tip
tips are 8.5cm/3.5cm long (similar to a 16″ circ)
tips are 11cm/4.25″ long (similar to a 24″ or longer circ)
cable is 3cm/1.25″ long
cable is 4cm/1.6″ long
Sizes: 2mm/US0 to 5mm/US8
Sizes: 4mm/US6 to 8mm/US11
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NEW Knitter’s Pride Ginger Sets

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Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Needle Sets

Just arrived, Knitter’s Pride has come out with a lovely new set of their quality interchangeable needles. All the needles and cords in these sets are interchangeable with all of their other needles and cors, as well as those made by Knit Picks. Something I REALLY like about these sets is that they include a full range of needle sizes, from 3.25mm/US3 to 12mm/US17, so you aren’t left in the lurch. The needles are similar to the Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Wood needles; they’re smooth laminated wood, pointed, and easy to work with. The needle sizes are laser imprinted on the metal part of the needles so they won’t wear off. The case is sturdy and does double duty as a chart holder. The sets also come with a generous number of cords and accessories.

Please note, the DELUXE includes the regular 5″ tip length and are only suitable for making needles 24″/60cm and longer (they are NOT suitable for making hats, and shorter cords will not work with them). The SPECIAL IC includes the shorter 4″ tips that make 16″/40cm to 20″/50cm needles and are suitable for making hats and little neck thingies (although longer cords can be used with these tips).

Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Deluxe Set (regular length)

  • 5″ tip length (to make needles size 24″/60cm or longer)
  • Set of 13 pairs of Interchangeable Needles: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 12mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15, 17)
  • 6 cords: 2 x 24″(60cm), 2 x 32″(80cm), 40″ x (100cm)
  • 12 end caps
  • 6 cord keys
  • 1 set of cord connectors
  • magnets for pattern holder
  • 20 stitch markers
  • 1 pen
  • comprehensive needle case to store all your accessories and even  incorporates a pattern holder (case made with denim and beige finish vegan leather)

Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Special Set (hat length)

  • 4″ tip length (to make needles 16″/40cm or 20″/50cm length)
  • Set of 13 pairs of Interchangeable Needles: 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 12mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15, 17)
  • 4 cords: 2 x 16″(40cm), 2 x 50″(50cm)
  • 8 end caps
  • 4 cord keys
  • magnets for pattern holder
  • 20 stitch markers
  • 1 pen
  • comprehensive needle case to store all your accessories and even  incorporates a pattern holder (case made with burgundy and beige finish vegan leather)

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RESTOCKED Chiagoo Shorites

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You REALLY liked them, bought us out, so we got more for the rest of you!

If you want to try out a single pair before investing in an entire set, we also sell the fixed circulars in 12″ and 9″ lengths.

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Chiaogoo Twist Shorties Interchangeable Set

FINALLY, an interchangeable knitting needle set sized for SOCK KNITTING!

The Chiaogoo Twist Shorties interchangeable system contains both 2″ and 3″ (5cm & 8cm) tips allowing knitters to make short circulars 9″ through 14″ (23cm – 36cm) long, including differential circulars (those are needles with different length tips on each end). See the Chart below for all the possible combinations.

Set Includes:

  • 12 different sets of stainless steel lace tips in sizes US 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 and metric 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25mm. The tips are solid and have a tightening hole near the threads.
  • Compact, red nylon zippered case, includes a tip sleeve that securely holds all 12 sets of tips
  • end stoppers
  • stitch markers
  • a mini needle gauge (it’s so cute!)
  • three different cable lengths: 5″, 6″ and 8″ or 13cm, 15cm & 30cm long and are the same diameter as the current red MINI cables.

Chiaogoo’s needles are made with the same high-quality stainless steel tips and red nylon-coated steel cables as their other sets. The needle tips feature a lifeline hole to make adding a lifeline as simple as knitting across the row. In addition to knitting needle tips, included with each set are easy-to-read, coded cable connectors, end stoppers, T-shaped tightening keys, stitch markers, a needle gauge and compact, zipper-enclosed, fabric case. SPIN & TWIST tips, cables and accessories are all switchable!

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NEW Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Sets

We just got the new Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Sets and they are LOVELY! I’m seriously feeling extremely enthusiastic and looking forward to see what they make next.  Please note, these needles are SQUARE shaped, which many people find extremely comfortable (some find them easier to use, I’ve always found them enjoyable). Hopefully an interchangeable round needle set will be forthcoming too?

Anyway, these are the things I love about the Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Set:

  • The needles are Beautiful. They’re smooth, elegant, a gorgeous medium grey aluminum.
  • The size markings are ETCHED in the needle, so they won’t be going anywhere.
  • The cables/cords are extremely pliable.
  • The needles can rotate once they are connected to the cables.
  • The join is quite smooth (at least on the ones I tried)
  • The case for the FULL set is GREAT! It’s sturdy and extremely well made. It has space for a second set of needles (presumably for when they come out with a set of shorter tips?), as well as two large clear pouches for more cords (so you can see what you are looking for), and another zipper pouch on the outside of the case. The case along could easily retail for at least $50.
  • The case for the MINI set is lovely. It’s pretty, slim, well made, and easy to use.
  • The Youtube video (see below) on how to connect and disconnect them is clear and easy to follow.

I recommend watching this video before diving into your Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Set, their system is kind-of novel.

 

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Set Includes

  • 11 tips: 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5m, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 8 mm (US size 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11)
  • 3 firm and 3 soft cords, (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • cable ends
  • interchangeable tool
  • instructions
  • a great quality, clever and sturdy case

 

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Louet/Kollage MINI Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set

Set Includes

  • 7 tips: 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 mm (US size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
  • 3 firm cables, (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • cable ends
  • interchangeable tool
  • instructions
  • a functional case

 

RESTOCKED Addi Flexi Flips!

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Addi FlexiFlips

Cast-on to an effortless new method of knitting socks, cuffs, hats, and many of other projects which are worked in the round, with the addi® FlexiFlips. Made specifically for North America, these specially designed 21cm circulars (3.5″ tips with 1″ cord) rest comfortably in the hand, and act as flexible double pointed needles. Easy to use, stitches are simply distributed over two needles, and then knit with the third – resulting in only two needle changes per row.

Featuring the same dual-tip design as the popular addi® FlipStix, the FlexiFlips feature both an addi® Rocket tip and an addi Turbo® tip. You will always have the right needle, when you need it. Overly versatile, FlexiFlips also make great cable needles.

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NEW Addi Flexi Flips!

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Addi FlexiFlips

Cast-on to an effortless new method of knitting socks, cuffs, hats, and many of other projects which are worked in the round, with the addi® FlexiFlips. Made specifically for North America, these specially designed 21cm circulars (3.5″ tips with 1″ cord) rest comfortably in the hand, and act as flexible double pointed needles. Easy to use, stitches are simply distributed over two needles, and then knit with the third – resulting in only two needle changes per row.

Featuring the same dual-tip design as the popular addi® FlipStix, the FlexiFlips feature both an addi® Rocket tip and an addi Turbo® tip. You will always have the right needle, when you need it. Overly versatile, FlexiFlips also make great cable needles.

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NEW 9″ Circulars for Socks

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Chiaogoo 9″(23cm) Circular Needles

You’ve been asking for them (I think because of avideo tutorial), so I ordered 9″(23cm) circular needles, and they have finally arrived! Personally, I like a 12″, but some people have a hard time and need something smaller – sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

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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