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Single Pack 16" Black Cables (for short tips)


Specifically used with our Interchangeable Circular Short Tips, the smooth cable join lets your stitches slide around your knitting needles with no snags while the long threaded join ensures that your cables and knitting needle tips stay securely in place.

Additionally, the flexible black cable has very little memory, so you can start knitting immediately. Simply unscrew the needle tips and screw on the cable caps to keep your knitting safe when your needle tips are required elsewhere. Lace knitters will love that they can tie a piece of scrap yarn through the tiny hole in the cable end (used for the tightening key) and thread a lifeline through their lacework at regular intervals while they are knitting.

Interchangeable short needle tips are available in sizes US 4 (3.50mm) through US 10 (6.00mm).

Learn more about Knit Picks Options Needles.
Includes one 16" cable, 2 end caps and one cable key.

Note: While all of the Knit Picks Options Needles will fit these cables, we strongly recommend not using the longer tips on these cables. The circumference will not measure 16", and your needles could bend or break.


Item No. 90587
  • Customer Picks
1 out of 5 stars

It states that these cables are for the normal interchangeable needles (it says short in the title, but not "for short tips" like other cables nor says short tips in the description), and that when attached, the entire length of the needles are 16 inches. However when actually attached to their regular interchangeable needles the length is 20 inches. I am very disappointed as 16 inches is my most used size and now I have to purchase an entire new set of needles. I will not be shopping with Knit Picks again. From Knit Picks Customer Service: We are very sorry if there was any misunderstanding. We will correct the description to include that they are intended only for use with the short tips.