Hiya Hiya Sharps Interchangeable Knitting Needles Review
This is the coolest set of needles ever! I wanted to find a good lace set since I purchased a LOT of lace and thin yarns lately. I heard that AddiClick Lace and Lace Long sets were great but some users do not like the joins. So I researched online and found out about HiyaHiya.
Hiya Hiya Sharps are said to be the equal to AddiClick’s Lace Long set. People think that the Hiya Hiya has a sharper point and smoother join.
First, the shipping is fast! I am in Canada and ordered from the states. It came the same week I ordered. Second, the packaging is beautiful. You do not get a plastic cheap looking case as most other companies give you with your set. HiyaHiya has a silk oriental feel to its cases. I believe the colors may be shipped random- I am not sure but my case was teal.
The needles feel light and warm. The cables are blue and are the thinnest cables I have used so far. The bend on them is easy and can fit through thin yarn like sock yarn with no problems. My KickPicks purple cable, while I love it- doesn’t compare to the Hiya Hiya. The KP cable is wider and less flexible than the Hiya Hiya. I still love my KP though.
The joins on the Hiya Hiya is my favorite! They do use the same twist on method as KnitPicks and Knitter’s Pride. However, it is keyless so you don’t need to search for keys or get scared that the join with losen as you would with the other brands. This is partly because the Hiya Hiyas simply screw in all the way and then use tight grips to keep in place. The other reason I believe that helps the joins remain tightly closed is the fact that Hiya Hiya has a cable that swivel- twists inside of the join so that it doesn’t get tangled.
I give this a 10 out of 10 because the price is nice for what you get. They only charge $80 for a set- which in my opinion they could have easily charged $180 for a silk pouch, needles, and cables. The quality is amazing. The other thing I don’t understand is why the larger needles can not fit the other set’s cables. But, no biggie I suppose. In a sense if you want the larger size needles you will need to buy a separate set, which would still seem a good price if you have both- it equals the same amount as an ADDICLICK set that contains all the sizes. Great job Hiya Hiya!