Interchangeable Knitting Needles – the first review

It’s been too long but here is the first of my interchangeable needle reviews.

The first set of interchangeable knitting needles I purchased were the Denise interchangeables. This was years ago (pre 2007 anyway) and I thought they were amazing! Wow, interchangeable needles……what a concept!

The Denise set I have comes in a blue plastic case that includes:
* 10 pair of needle tips in US sizes: 5,6,7,8,9,10,10 1/2,11, 13 and 15 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 8, 9 and 10mm)
* 6 cords (5″, 9″, 12″, 14″, 16″ and 19″)
* 2 extenders (these enable the cords to be joined – so you could join the 3 largest cords & get a cord 49″ long)
* 4 end buttons (these can replace the tips to act as a stitch holder or a straight needle)

 
What I like:
*can join the cords together to make a really long circular needle
* large size needle tips are included (up to US 15/10mm)
* no special tool is required to attach the cord to the neeedle tips (simply push the cord into the end of the needle tips & turn to click into place)
*hard storage case that protects the contents, plus it’s easy to store on the bookshelf
What I don’t like:
*plastic tips – I’m not a fan of plastic needles at all as I don’t find the tips “sharp” enough, they tend to be more rounded/blunt than metal needles
* the cords are thicker & less flexible than other interchangeables I have since purchased (see how the cord is maintaining the box shape in the above photo).
 
These needle sets are available at www.knitdenise.com for $54.95 USD.
They now also have a pink set for a few dollars more with $5 going to breast cancer research, interchangeable crochet sets & interchangeable knitting needle sets with some extras in a fabric case.