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4.645161 out of 5 stars

Options Interchangeable Rainbow Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set

$59.99


Save 18% when you buy the set - would cost $73.39 if you purchased the components individually.

These beautiful laminated birch wood needles show off waves of color so nicely in the clear vinyl carrying case. Our Rainbow wood needles provide just the right amount of grip to make slick yarns manageable, plus the gradual tapered points easily slip into stitches, making complicated patterns easy.

This pouch has 9 needle pockets to hold your tips and two 4 1/2" pockets on the back of the snap case to conveniently store your cables. For expanded versatility, add additional sizes to your collection with our interchangeable needle tips and cables available separately.

This set is a great starter set for any knitter, beginner or experienced. We have assembled knitting needles and cable lengths in the most popular sizes and packaged them into a clear snapped vinyl pouch. Each needle tip length is 4 3/4 ". The sizing of the Knit Picks interchangeable cables refer to the total length achieved when the needles tips are attached to the cables.

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Set Includes
Rainbow WOOD KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS
US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)
CABLES
2 each of 24" and 32" lengths
ACCESSORIES
9" x 5" snapped clear vinyl needle case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys
US Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)

Item No. 90306
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“Can needles be called sensual? Absolutely, yes. Harmony Wood Knitting Needles look and feel as great as they look… You may love them at first for their striking appearance (oh the colors!) but Harmony Wood Needles are very practical. Laminated birch makes them strong and stable. The stability allows for sharp points, particularly nice for lace knitting…” Knit ‘N Style, June 2008.

“It is interesting that the idea for these beautiful multicolored needles came from gourmet kitchen utensils. The layers of laminated birch give these needles a strength that is missing in regular wooden needles…Time was spent testing these needles with real knitters who were especially enthusiastic and thrilled to keep the needles.” Creative Knitting, March 2008

“The newest addition to the Knit Picks Options line of interchangeable circular needles is this collection of laminated birch tips. These Harmony needles are ultra smooth and extra strong due to the many layers of wood that make up the tips…” Knit Scene, Winter 07/Spring 08

“Function and beauty combine in these colorful birch needles by Knit Picks. Lamination adds strength to wood and make it possible to create sharp points perfect for lace and fine knitting for the Harmony Wood Needles.” XRX Knitter’s, Winter 2007

“These needles are close to perfect. Good points even for lace knitting. The gorgeous coloring makes it easy to see even the finest yarn with no glare…” Planet Purl, March 2008

"These needles are made of laminated birch. The tip, as with the metal Options Interchangeables, is enjoyably pointy. The shaft of every needle in the kit is smooth and inviting in ways I usually see only on handmade wood knitting tools. They feel hand polished. The needles are light and the join is nearly invisible to my fingers. I am gobsmacked. These things are incredible.” Knitty, Fall 2007

“Laminated birch needles are beautiful, light and strong, with a sharper point and more durability…These needles also have sharper points than most wooden needles, making them a good choice for lace knitting and other work that requires precision.” www.About.com, March 2009

“I keep one of those Knit Picks interchangeable sets (with both wood and metal) in my suitcase for knitting emergencies.” www.Yarnharlot.com, February 2009

“I heart Knit Picks! The Harmony Options set is so beautiful! It comes with needle tips size 4-11 and two each of the 24’ and 32’ cables. It also came with a little bag to carry it all in, 8 end caps, 2 keys, and a vinyl case for the cables. I love love LOVE it!!! I’m telling ya, Knit Picks has a customer for life!” www.knittingdodo.wordpress.com, February 2009

"I just received my new Harmony Wood Needle tips and cables. I had read on several sites how nice these needles were.  They didn't exaggerate at all. I have used aluminum, plastic and bamboo needles.  Until today,  I always preferred the bamboo needles.  Today, I am a convert to Harmony Wood needles.  The wood feels fabulous to hold.  The yarn moves along easily.  And they are so lovely and colorful.  I can't wait to replace my others with more Harmony. I am already 1/2 way finished with a new hat since opening the package. Thank you for a great product" Cheryl L., Knit Picks Customer

“In my knitting needles I look for special qualities, they have to lie smoothly in my hands like the Harmony woods from Knitpicks do, because they are made of a natural material. They are made of wood, of layers of birch, and that means that you have a living material in your hand which bends with your movements slightly and that’s very good, in my opinion. The second very important thing is that the Knit Picks Harmony Wood needles have such sharp points, long points, which make speed knitting much easier.” Miriam Tegels, World’s Fastest Knitter


“I LOVE the harmony needles. They are so smooth, sharp, and warm feeling. Metal needles make my hands hurt (because of arthritis), but the wood stays warm, and I can knit for hours with them. And they are much slicker than the bamboo ones I have tried.” Lisa B., Knit Picks customer


5 out of 5 stars

Just received my order today - can't wait to try these needles out. I also bought two of the chunky sizes and extra cables and car connectors. Feel like I should be ready for just about any project. Wish the interchangeables can in the smaller sizes too!

5 out of 5 stars

I've been thinking about buying a set of Knit Picks interchangeable circular needles for several years and finally took the plunge. I am so glad that I did. These needles are beautiful to look at, have smooth joins, feel warm in the hands, have wonderfully flexible cables and I like the included end caps for extra long straights. Thank goodness for the tutorial on how to use the cable key on the website because I didn't know what to do with it. I just wish that there were 16" cables and needle size 1-3 because I knit a lot of fair isles. Then the set would be perfect.

5 out of 5 stars

These needles are just gorgeous!! There was a slight problem because my needles kept breaking. But I absolutely think the waves of rainbow are beautiful! Great needles and I highly recommend these needles.

4 out of 5 stars

While I loved these needles as soon as I received them, I wanted to wait until I actually knit something with them before I gave a proper review. One minor complaint I have is that they are shorter than I thought they would be - about 5 inches long. For my simple hat pattern on the size 8 needles, 32 stitches took up almost the entire needle. Thus, I used one of the cables as an extender of the needles. That leads to my bigger complaint: the cables become unscrewed from the needles very easily! I find myself having to re-screw them into the needles every few rows, and wondering if I will lose my stitches. An example of this: I found the hat I had made was a little too small for the person's head, so I went to pick up stitches along the long side, to add some width. Much to my horror, I found at the end of the row that the cable had come unscrewed again, which meant all my newly picked up stitches had been dropped! It's annoying to say the least. That aside, I do really like how the wood "grips" the yarn when I knit - on my aluminum needles, the yarn slides off easily, or sometimes the needle itself would slide out of the stitches if I wasn't paying attention. Overall, I like the set and will keep using it - I just wish there was a way to "lock" the cables into place so that they can't unscrew themselves as I turn my works.

5 out of 5 stars

I completely LOVE these needles!! I ordered the rainbow circular needles &one set of the caspian DPN's. I VERY highly recommend these needles, you will never want to use any others again!! Can't wait to order the complete set of Caspian DPN's! Thank you Knit Picks!!

5 out of 5 stars

I just received my needles, their so beautiful! I love the colors, the feel of the wood, the cords are very wonderful nice and flixable. I just finished my first project with them and loved every minute of knitting with them. I used them for the knit stitch, purl stitch, purl two together,knit two together and ssk. They worked beautifully.

5 out of 5 stars

I have yo tell you that I love my new Option rainbow Interchangeable needles. They are everything that you promised. Thank you

1 out of 5 stars

I am so sorry to have to write a bad review for these needles. I purchased my set about five months ago and instantly fell in love with them - they are soft, sleek and made of beautiful wood. I got to work on a sweater and a month later, when I was finishing the sweater, one of the needles came loose from the metal tip. Knitpicks happily replaced the needle for me, but since then I've had two more needles come loose. I'm not an aggressive knitter by any means and I expected my needles to last more than five months/keep working after one project. I would not recommend these needles to anyone, my disappointment with them has definitely put a damper on my knitting this winter.

5 out of 5 stars

I've been knitting for 2 months now and i've decided to spoil myself with those needles... Those are so nice to work with: beautiful, light and easy to knit with. I love them !

5 out of 5 stars

I am an intermediate knitter and I purchased these as an investment for myself. The case they come in is great: Two pockets on the back for cables and accessories, and one large buttoned flap on the front for the needles. It is very convenient and fits in my project bags easily. These needles DO have the sizes marked on them! Mine had the sizes engraved on the metal portion of the needles! The cables are very flexible and the colors of the needles are so interesting. People will ask questions about these needles.

5 out of 5 stars

The best gift splurge ever! These needles have perfect points. At first I thought they were maybe a little too sharp. That's because I was not used to real quality. It took a very short time to love these tips. The cords join so smooth to the tips and lock in place if you use the key tool correctly. I had to call because mine would come unlocked in the middle of knitting. She was so helpful on the phone! Now they never come loose without using the key to get them loosened. Like other reviewers, I was disappointed when I discovered KnitPicks does not sell the 16" cable. Knitters Pride brand cables work on these needles, and can be found on Amazon and eBay. I love these needles and knitpicks!

3 out of 5 stars

Love the feel of the tips and the flexibility of the cables. The joins are smooth. However, the tips unscrew on their own and have completely separated several times during my knitting. First time it happened I assumed that I hadn't screwed them tightly but after third occurrence I am concerned

4 out of 5 stars

Like the previous reviewer, I think these needles are great! The colors are gorgeous, the needles super-smooth, and the tips are sharp and precise. However, I also would love them SO much more if they had a 16" cable as well!

5 out of 5 stars

I think these needles are excellent, but they would be MUCH better with a 16" cable!

5 out of 5 stars

My husband bought me these needles for Christmas and I LOVE them! At first I found the cable was coming apart from the tips but since I've use the key to tighten them I have had no trouble, they stay nice and tight. They are smooth, warm and beautiful with perfectly sharpened tips. Fabulous!

5 out of 5 stars

Love these got them last year for christmas. Had a problem with one needle and knitpicks was fantastic in replacing the needle very promptly. These are a great balance between letting the stitches slide easily but not so they fall off the tip of the needle. Would highly recommend

4 out of 5 stars

I adore these needles. I've used them several times and can honestly say they are worth every penny. After receiving them as a Christmas gift a few years ago, they have ceased to wear out after many uses. I highly recommend them with my only complaint being that they do not label the slots the needles rest in on the case. That being said, it's more of a packaging problem and less of a needle problem. Just make sure you keep them in the order they came in, and you should be fine.

5 out of 5 stars

I've had this needle set for a couple of years now and I truly love using them. My knitting actually became more even and I could work faster. I highly recommend it to any knitter.

5 out of 5 stars

I've had these needles for a while now and I love them. They are very smooth and I have yet to find a yarn that has not glided over these needles. Any other of my needles compared to these are boring and don't seem to work near as well.

3 out of 5 stars

These needles are gorgeous and the cables are great. I've had 3 of the needles detach/come out of the metal piece where the cable screws into though. I emailed KP about it a few weeks ago and haven't heard back (when I emailed them, only 2 needles kept detaching and won't go back in snuggly enough to knit with, the 3rd needle came apart today.) So for that reason, I can't give it highest rating. I guess I'll have to get some super glue. I had my set for about a month before this happened, I think. Maybe I just received a fluke set since no one else seems to have this problem.

5 out of 5 stars

I received them for my birthday from my DH and I must say I LOVE these needles. I purchased a set of interchangeable wooden needles at my LYS a few years ago and was never really happy with them. These Harmony needles will be my go-to needles. I may have to get a set of DPN next to replace my bamboo.

5 out of 5 stars

I love these needles. The cables don't get frozen in an obnoxious coiled shape that you have to fight like other cables. I love the pointy tips, their great for lace or any time you need to pick up stitches. But my favorite is that little hole where you can insert some thread to create life-lines on your lacework. I am using that with every other row on a project right now. Plus, the case they come in is so nice and neat. My other cable needles are a tangled mess. I plan on giving them away.

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this set. I admit when I first started searching I was questioning the price for these but now that I have worked with them a few times I can honestly say they are amazing! I have worked with metal, bamboo, & plastic needles before and none of them can compare.

5 out of 5 stars

These are worth every penny. I made a pair of mittens for my cousin a few years ago on boye circulars. The yarn kept slipping off the needles and i went through three sets before switching to DPNs because the cables broke on all three. Finally, I got these harmony wood needles and i absolutely love them. I will be purchasing the full range of DPNs and straight needles. My only complaint is that the sizes are not marked on the needle itself, so I had to buy a sizer. I still keep them on the card they were shipped on with the sizes listed.

5 out of 5 stars

Just got these needles and love them, very smooth. However, I received no instructions so don't know what the little pin and purple discs are for

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! These are great needles. They are nice and sharp, smooth but not too slippery, no snags at the join, and beautiful to boot! When you think of now many circulars you're getting for the price it really is a good deal. I always preferred addi turbo needles, but i have to confess that I actually prefer these.

5 out of 5 stars

I will not knit on anything but the Harmony Woods. Smooth knitting is the best way I can describe them. Absolutely love them and I highly recommend these needles.

5 out of 5 stars

I am inexplicably entertained by knitting with such pretty needles. They make even garter stitch entertaining. The wood is neither too slick, nor does it stick, the tips are perfect for lace knitting, and the joins are smooth. I wish, though, that this set came with a 16" cable, since I use that size so often while knitting hats. My only issue I've had is that when I used the longer cable on a project the other day, the cable kept coming loose. I think that may be because the line hadn't relaxed enough, though, or maybe I should have used that tightening tool I had previously not noticed.

5 out of 5 stars

How did I manage, for so long, without Harmony needles? Thank goodness I'm not without them any longer. My go-to needles every time. Always my first choice. The smoothness of the wood, the lightness of the needles. Great for my arthritic hands. And the smooth pointed ends that make picking up stitches, and doing specialized stitches so much easier.

5 out of 5 stars

I love these needles. I really like the fact that they have sharp tips. Makes it alot easier to pick up stitches, since I tend to be a tight knitter. They are very smooth with no snags and no snags at the joins. I have nothing but good things to say about these needles and I cant wait till I get the whole set!

5 out of 5 stars

I have never been a big fan of circs, but these are fantastic, and I rethink my aversion every time I pick them up. I did have the wood needle come out of the metal cap on one set, but KnitPicks replaced it right away and so I was and am very pleased.