Review: Knitpro Symfonie Interchangeable Knitting Needles

When I first decided to try knitting in the round I didn’t know whether I’d be any good at it or if I’d even like it, so I bought a pack of cheap, generic little circulars from Amazon just to try it out, and I used them for months.

I knew there were some issues with them, a couple of snags and suchlike, but the main one was that the cable is only around 20cm long. There was a lot of this:

Of course, having never known anything else I thought they were pretty darn good. But then I got a 20% off voucher from Hobbycraft so I had a browse, and there in the clearance section were some Knitpro interchangeable needles and cables. Far too tempting to resist, right?

First of all, can we talk about how beautiful they are? Just look at these colours!

I ordered needle sizes 4mm, 4.5mm, and 5mm because they’re the ones I tend to use most (aside from 6mm, but they didn’t have any of those) as well as a 35cm and a 94cm cable. All of which came in at less than a tenner, even before applying the 20% discount.

I was working on my Whimsy Cowl at the time, so when they arrived I immediately moved it across to the 35cm cable and did a couple of rounds just to try them out.

Oh my goodNESS, these are amazing!

I can’t believe how flat the join is once everything is locked together, there’s no catching or snagging at all. And oh the knitting itself!

These needles glide across each other so smoothly I feel like I was knitting with twigs for the previous 6 months. There was a real danger that I’d end up with a metre-long cowl because I just wanted to keep using these gorgeous needles.

Plus there’s no more concertina-ing and I can actually see what I’m making now.

And the cherry on the glittery icing on the cake is these stoppers, which screw on to the cable ends so I can take my knitting to work without worrying about everything slipping off the needles in my bag.

Genius!

This isn’t a very balanced review, but honestly I can’t think of a single thing I don’t like about these babies. Good to look at, easy to set up, awesome to use, and they didn’t even come close to breaking the bank. I am 100% sold. All that’s left to do now is try to find more sizes so I can have a full set!

Hannah

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Crafting Q & A

It’s Monday and I’m a bit bored, so I decided to join in the Q&A from Nothing But Knit!

Here goes:

1.Do you have a favorite crafting tool?

My Knitpro symfonie interchangeable cable needles are hands down my favourite things ever. I never knew knitting could be so smooth. Plus they’re absolutely gorgeous.

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2. Which do you prefer when you craft: listening to a podcast or music, watching something on tv or silence?

Definitely not silence, unless I’m having a particularly introvert-y day. Usually I ‘watch’ a film or TV series on my laptop.

 

3. Do you have a favorite designer that you’d like to recommend?

I’ve not actually bought one of her patterns yet, but I’m in love with everything Chantal Miyagishima (Knitatude on Instagram) has ever designed. Next pay day I’m going to get her chain link cowl pattern.

 

4. Most people have a favorite color, do you find you use it more than other colors? Is there a color you avoid? Why?

My favourite colour is Kelly green, but I hardly ever get to use it because yarn companies never seem to make it. “AVAILABLE IN 8637 SHADES!!” but none of them is Kelly green ¬_¬

I don’t particularly like orange, yellow, or brown so they very rarely turn up in my makes.

 

5. Have you experienced a crafting injury? If yes, what.

The usual repetitive strain in my wrist and shoulder. I quite often get a sore neck because my head tilts to the side when I get into the flow, and I never notice until an hour later when I try to straighten it and my muscles shout at me.

Oh and once I managed to slice my finger with some crochet thread, like a cheese wire. Good times.

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