I love this set. Period. I got a chance to try out both the Knitter’s Pride Symphonie Dreamz wood set and the Nova metal set of interchangeable knitting needles. They were awesome!
Features: (from the Knitter’s Pride Website)
Knitter’s Pride Dreamz are lightweight needles made from densified laminated birch wood. Unlike in other wooden needles, water absorption in these needles is negligible and, as a result, there is no chance of warping. The same property makes the needles very strong, enables the points to be sharp and provides a lifetime of pleasurable use, if handled correctly.
- Each needle size has it’s own radiant color for easy identification.
- Smooth joins with an easy-to-connect, flexible cord.
- Slick needles that allow yarns to glide easily. -9 pairs of interchangeable needles. -US Sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, and 11 / Metric Sizes 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, and 8 mm.
- 4 cords to make sizes: 24″ (60 cm), 40″ (100 cm), and two cords for 32″ (80 cm). -1 set of size markers, 8 end caps, 4 cord keys, and 1 cord case.
- Packed in a clear vinyl case.
- Range of radiant colors for easy identification and organization
- Perfect points, flawlessly tapered – ideal for all yarns and every project
- Lightweight, strong & durable
- Easy to connect cord with a smooth join that enables easy stitch glide and no snagging
- Polished wood surface works effortlessly with every type of yarn without slowing down stitch rhythm
- Resilient, flexible cords lay flat, with no kink or twist – easy to store
- Easy to use & perfect for beginners
- The knitter’s favorite needle: Providing hours of pleasurable knitting with no hand fatigue
I also brought extra cables in size 16” and 60” along with a pack of cord connectors. Overall, I paid around $80 total for this set. And it was well worth it.
While some people say that interchangeables that twist on, also comes off in the middle of knitting, I have not yet to see this. A note though, I always make sure that ever so often ( a few days at a time ) I use the key to tighten the needle on the cable to prevent it from untwisting. This is a perfect habit to get into if you decide to invest in any interchangeables that twist in.
Because I do this, I wanted to see how long it would take before it untwisted without me tightening it. I actually took almost 2 weeks of me knitting on and off at different times throughout that 2 week period before I noticed that one of the needles were starting to untwist. 🙂
I also got a few of the Knitter’s Pride Nova Special interchangeable needles which features a shorter needle that is great for knitting hats or other things that require a shorter cord in the length of 16”. The needless are the same sizes and features as the wood needles but come in nickel-plated metal for faster knitting. I received a few different lengths of needles from this set to test out and review. I got the US size 3, and US size 8. They use the same cords as the wooden set Dreamz but they do allow you to work faster due to the fact that it is not wood. It feels great and warms to your hand. The needles are not cold and harsh. The points of the tips are great at lace and regular yarn so it makes a great set for a person who needs a great overall needle set. I love this set as well.
The cord is black and very strong yet light. It has virtually no memory in it and if doing magic loop, the rest of the cord doesn’t get in the way and blocks what you are doing. I like the cable, although I wish they ha different colors like Knit Pick does, only because I like color. If I was to buy again, I would buy another set. I was very pleased with both sets. I highly recommend the wooden colored set for beginners because the yarn doesn’t slide off the needles and it doesn’t get stuck. The wood provides a very even flow for any yarn that you are using and helps with your tension because you are able to knit closer to the end of the needles without the yarn falling off. The closer to the end of the needle that you enter the stitches, the less likely you are to over stretch your stitches causing uneven flow and tension.
Overall, I would give Knitter’s Pride interchangeable sets a 9 out of 10. My only flaws were that although they are labeled in sizes, the sizes fade off the wood. I wish it was etched in the wood someway or in the metal at the bottom. Also one needle in the set would be slightly off color from the other one. I had no flaws with the metal needles other than it gets hard to see the sizes on the side of the needle.
I do like that the sets also have a starter set with one of each needle inside- a wooden needle and a metal needle so that you can try it out before purchasing a full set. Once you use them, you will never go to the store to buy needles in different sizes again.The Nova set also has individual needles outside of the set that are under US size 3 for people who knit socks while both the wooden and Nova Set have special sets with shorter needles and a jumbo set for US size 13 and up for those chunky yarn knitters. Knitter’s Pride also have other types of needles that I have yet to try but looks great as well.
For more info about Knitter’s Pride needles, check out the many reviews on Youtube and then buy online at any other place that you can get them. You can not buy directly from Knitter’s Pride. You have to find a dealer. Most local yarn shops have it so go to the official Knitter’s Pride website to find a location near you to buy these needles.