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Frequently Asked Questions

Needle Questions

Some find that finely tipped needle tips make it easier to insert the needle in between stitches. This is especially important when working with multiple stitches and fine yarns. This prevents knitting fine stitches together or having stitches drop off. Many people report that their knitting improves with fine points. Knitters who like to create lace patterns also like a very fine point for the reasons mentioned above.

When knitting with heavier yarns, a knitter might find a less pointed tip easier to use. It all depends on the maker’s preference.

Trial is usually the best way to do this. KnitPro has developed some sampler sets just for this reason. Look for them in our needle section or contact us for more information. You will find videos on choosing the right needle at: https://www.youtube.com/KnitProeu

In addition, you can ask experienced friends why they use the type they do and share in their knowledge. We are big on "sharing" at KnitPro.

Yes! Of course it's possible! As long as you are knitting a small project on the round, you can absolutely replace a set of 5 dpns with circular needles and you can also do magic loop, if that's your thing

Circular needles are the perfect choice for knitting in the round and also knitting flat pieces. They consist of a needle tip on each end with a cord joining them. These are used for projects like hats, sweaters, socks, sleeves, mittens and more.

If you are a knitting beginner, you might consider investing in some bamboo needles – they are practical and well priced. We would also suggest you get on our mail list and subscribe to our newsletters and the learning videos that you will find here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KnitProeu

Circular needles are great for any blanket project. They're long enough to hold a whole blanket and the size 8 is perfect for any worsted weight yarn.

A good trick for ensuring your stitches aren't twisted is to lay the work down on a table after you've cast on and make sure all the stitches are facing the same way without a twist before you join in the round or start knitting

Try steaming to straighten your cable. You can try to hold the cable in the steam above a pot of boiling water for five minutes, or more if needed.

You can wipe down your cables and tips with rubbing alcohol before using to ensure a smooth yarn feed. After that, occasionally wiping them down is recommended.

Yes, all of our wooden needles are FSC Certified which shows that all the wood used to make the needles in sourced from certified sustainable sources.

KNITPRO'S WOODEN NEEDLES

Our wooden needles (with the exception of our Bamboo line) are made of laminated Birchwood and the only difference in the variety of wooden needles is color.

KnitPro’s laminated wood is made from European birch veneers which have been completely impregnated with coloured resin, then hydraulically pressed and bonded together under a highly specialized process. This material is more costly and much harder & durable than either ebony or rosewood. Unlike in other wooden needles, water absorption in laminated wood needles is negligible and, as a result, there is no chance of warping with the smoothness of the needles staying for a very long time with slight care. The same property makes our needles very strong, enables the points to be sharp and provides a lifetime of pleasurable use, if handled correctly.

The wooden and bamboo needles get naturally moisturized by the oils in the wool yarn and your hands and become smoother with every use. However, it is good to clean and moisturize your wooden needles a couple of times a year. To do this, clean your needles with a clean, dry muslin or paper towel and apply a very thin layer of natural bee’s wax. Allow it to dry and then buff it with soft muslin or chamois cloth.

Alternatively, rubbing your needles with wax paper is also a good option. Whatever method you are using for moisturizing the needles, make sure you let them dry for at least 24 hours before using them for knitting.

KNITPRO'S METAL, KARBONZ & ALUMINUM NEEDLES

None of our needles contain nickel.

The smaller sized needles are made from solid metal pipes, and the larger sized metal needles are manufactured from hollow pipes to avoid excess weight.

These needles are made of brass and then electroplated with chrome.

Karbonz needles are made from carbon fiber rods, one of the strongest materials known. The needles only come in black, a natural color of carbon fiber.

These needles have high tensile strength, are light and have a lot of flexibility. Surface made of carbon fiber helps the stitches move smoothly on the needle.

Unique cuboid shape of square/cuboid needles gives comfort to the hand and yields uniform stitch formation. Due to their ergonomic shape, these needles are recommended for knitters having arthritis problem and other joint or muscular pains. Also great for knitting more evenly and neatly.

The aluminum needles are anodized in a variety of colors. Anodizing is an electrolytic process for producing coating on aluminum and its alloys. The Needle sizes are laser printed on all metal needles.

Zing and SmartStix needles are made of Aluminum

None of our knitting needles contain Nickel.

KNITPRO’S INTERCHANGEABLE NEEDLES

All of the KnitPro cables are made of flexible nylon.

All our cables are compatible across our whole product range. Any of the KnitPro Interchangeable needles and cables can be used together.

Make sure you use the included "key" to tighten the tips to the cables. If, for any reason they loosen, just re-insert the key and make sure to tighten securely.

They are used when you wish to remove the needle tips from one or both sides of the work on the connecting cable. They make sure your work does not fall off the needle and unravel.

NEEDLE SETS

As you can see, we sell a good number of needle sets at KnitPro. Once you find the type of needle that suits you, or the projects you most often knit, it makes sense to invest in a set in order to have a variety of sizes at your disposal. It’s cost efficient, and the sets come packaged in suitable cases so it helps you organize your tools.

CROCHET PRODUCTS

We sell a variety of crochet hooks individually and in sets. For detailed information, please visit:

Smaller hooks make finer and tighter crochet, while larger hooks produce a bulkier, more open weave. Patterns and yarn labels always suggest what size hook to use, but you may need to switch to a different size to achieve the correct gauge.

Our Blush & Lilac gauge can be used for measuring both knitting needles and crochet hooks. The size of a crochet hook is determined by the diameter of its shaft.

Wooden crochet hooks can be cleansed and polished like wooden knitting needles. The coated crochet hooks may feel sticky after ongoing use. These can be washed with soapy water and cleaned with a dry tissue or fabric.

Yes, all our cables are compatible across the whole product range.

No, the mentioned cable length is achieved when the cable is joined with 2 interchangeable needles. Since, the crochet hook length is different than the needles and the technique to use the crochet hooks is also different so the mentioned cable length will not be achieved.

ACCESSORIES

KnitPro sells a full range of accessories and tools that can help a knitter achieve a well-finished project. Most accessory products are self-explanatory, but here are a few questions and answers in regard to some of our most popular accessories

The mega ball winder can wind up to 450 - 500 Gms of fingering weight yarn.

This problem arises when the band is left on the winder’s driver wheel when the winder is not in use and it stretches out. We suggest releasing the band from the drive wheel when it’s not in use. This extends the life of the elastic band. We also sell the replacement band sets separately, if needed.

Yes, you can purchase them from any of the retailers who carry our products.

BAGS & CASES

The needle cases for the packaged sets are not available to purchase separately. However, we offer a wide range of storage solutions for all kind of needles, hooks and accessories and these can be seen on our website at https://www.knitpro.eu/bags-cases/en. These can be ordered and/or purchased from any of our retailers.

All our bags are made of fabric.

PURCHASING KNITPRO PRODUCTS

Our products can be purchased from local yarn stores in your area. Please contact our distributor in your country to locate the nearest retailer in your area. The contact details of all our distributors are given on our website at https://www.knitpro.eu/distributors

We do not sell directly to consumers. If you have a store or business, and wish to open a wholesale account, you will have to contact a distributor in your country. The contact details of all our distributors are given on our website at https://www.knitpro.eu/distributors. If there is no mention of any distributor in your country, please write to us at support@knitpro.eu and we will get back to you with details.

KNITPRO REPLACEMENT POLICY

We replace any products found defective due to any manufacturing issue free of cost. Please read the details about our replacement policy at https://www.knitpro.eu/replacementpolicy

Our warranty extends for 1 year from the date of purchase of the product.

In this case, we send the replacement directly from our factory.

The products purchased through Amazon/eBay are not covered under our warranty policy. We support purchases made through independent retailers only.

Yes, the replacement can be provided only for the defective part from the set.

Replacement is offered only for a defect in manufacturing. Needles subjected to normal wear & tear, undue stress or used as tools unrelated to needlework are not covered by our warranty.

In this case, we send the replacement directly from our factory.

Any discontinued merchandise will be replaced with a similar item, wherever possible.

General Questions

Almost all our products are manufactured in our own manufacturing facility located in the historical city of Jaipur (about 200 miles from New Delhi, capital of India).

KnitPro’s wide variety of types and finishes were created to suit individual needs. There are no other needle companies that offer so many options. Some people prefer wood, some like the speed of metal, and some like specific tip types, etc. We are determined to serve everyone’s preferences and needs

No, our all needles are nickel free. Our stainless steel products are made of surgical stainless steel that is hypoallergenic and, in most cases, not reactive to sensitive skin.

KnitPro has the largest selection of needles and tools on the market. We are committed to teaching and helping people join the creative and health-enhancing world of fiber artistry.