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A great starter kit
on January 31, 2012
As a fairly new knitter, I started looking at how much I was paying for needles every time I started a new project and decided to pick up this kit. So far, I'm very pleased with the quality of the needles. The points are excellent, and the very flexible cable is wonderful.
However, I was very disappointed to learn that the smallest cable was 24" long, too long for most hats, for instance.
I was extremely disappointed when I called Knit Picks directly. I asked about whether I could buy a shorter cable, and was informed that not only do they not make a shorter cable, but they have no intention of making one. Throughout the call, the woman I spoke to was rude and belligerent. Her tone and word choice made it clear she simply couldn't believe anyone would ask such a stupid question.
Franky, the whole experience turned me off the brand.
It is a good set, but if you intend to make hats or any smaller diameter round projects, you're going to have to buy other needles. This set will not meet every knitting need.