Why do we love HiYa HiYas and what makes them unique?
First of all, each set arrives in a brocade case that's tied with a ribbon. Open the case and you'll find shiny needle tips and coordinating cables of varying lengths. The kits are available in a small set that includes knitting needles sizes US 2-8, and a large set that includes knitting needles size US 9-15. We love the steel tips on these needles as well. HiYa HiYa needles are sharp enough to allow you to knit quickly, yet not too pointy. The join is nice and smooth, too. These interchangeable needles screw onto the cables so it looks and feels seemless.
How do I select the right knitting needle tip lengths?
You can also select the needle tip lengths, too. Hiya Hiyas are available in 4" or 5" tip lengths. Why the varying sizes? HiYa HiYa really knows knitters and they have created these tip sizes based on knitter feedback. Some knitters find it hard to work with circular needles because the needle tips on other circular brands are too short. So our friends at HiYa HiYa came out with a 5" tip length so they are easier to grasp. What are the advantages of the 4" needle tips? Well if you like knitting in the round, especially small projects, the 4" tips are the way to go. They allow you to knit a much tighter round (meaning less time on double points). And, they are perfect for knitting hats, baby sweaters, sweater collars and cuffs.