Circular knitting needles are one of the essential tools in a knitter’s stash. Many knitters have often said that circular needles have made knitting a pleasurable experience. Their name already implies their use, ‘circular knitting’ or ‘knitting in the round’. Amazingly the needles are capable of producing the magic of completely seamless knitting and so much more than just that. These needles are special as the knitting tips are fixed with flexible cords of varying lengths and can be used for any knitting project, from socks and hats to large sweaters, blankets and more.
Lantern Moon brings the beauty of handcrafted premium Ebony wood to your loved knitting tools. Presenting a luxury range of circular knitting needles, in the variants of fixed and interchangeable, Lantern Moon offers a pleasurable crafting experience.
Let’s guide you through our reasons why circular knitting needles are a popular choice for knitting. If you have used circulars for knitting projects then you will understand our reasons better. And if you have not yet taken up circular needles yet, let me elaborate on some reasons to take them up.
1- Used for both knitting in the round and flat knitting
Apart from knitting in the round, a pair of circular needles can also work for knitting straight items like shawls or blankets. For flat knitting on the circulars, simply knit back and forth and turn your WIP after each round. For in round knitting, you will need to connect your stitches to a loop.
2- Ergonomic Tool
Perhaps the main reason to take up circular knitting needles is that they are more ergonomic. The cord of the circular needles carries the weight of the project that easily rests in the knitter's lap, rather than forcing the knitter to carry the weight on the needles held in the hands and wrists. Particularly, people with arthritis and ongoing joint pain will feel the relief of knitting on circular needles!
3- Fast Knitting
We as knitters often want to finish a project as soon as we start. Maybe it’s the excitement to get the job done or just a high dose of passion and for this circular needles assist with fast knitting, There are many reasons for it, firstly you are comfortable knitting hence you can complete a project faster. Secondly, you will save on all the sewing time as you can go round or flat knitting according to your requirement.
4- Creative Knitting
Nothing can be as creative as knitting but even then circulars take you a step forward. With circular knitting needles, it is possible to work on the magic loop, a technique for working in the round without double-pointed needles even for the very small circumference projects. The interchangeable circular knitting needles further boost the knitter’s creativity as they allow to switch sizes cord length mid-project and combine all sorts of different-length cords with different needle sizes to make anything in any size.
5- Ideal Introduction for Beginners
Circular needles have proven to be a great way to introduce beginners to the art of knitting. Instead of having to struggle at first with handling two needles at once or having to pay attention to losing stitches, you can now comfortably concentrate on knitting.
Lantern Moon’s Handcrafted Range of Circular Knitting Needles
The Lantern Moon circular knitting needles are a knitter’s dream come true. The warm liquid finish of the premium Ebony wood along with smooth cords make the knitting experience even smoother.
In the option of fixed circulars, there is the option of Lantern Moon Destiny circular knitting needles. Light in weight with a liquid silk finish and available in the popular sizes of US 2.5 (3mm) to US 17 (12 mm) with cord lengths ranging between 16″ (40 cm) to 40″ (100cm), it is known for snag-free smooth knitting.
In the range of interchangeable circular needles, there are exclusive sets that offer a variety of popular needle sizes, nylon coated stainless steel cord combinations and accessories along with smart solutions for organization and storage.
In options of 5” knitting needles, you have two elegant options- the Heirloom Set and the Legacy Set. The Heirloom Set is as the name describes, a gift to be passed on for generations. Packed in a beautiful case, the set comes in 10 pairs of 10 needles ranging from US size 2 (3.0 mm) to US 11 (8.0 mm), along with options of swivel and fixed cord of each 24" (60cm), 32" (80cm) & 40" (100cm) cords. In addition, there are wooden end caps, tightening tools and colorful stitch markers. The Legacy Set comprises 5 needle pairs of 5 sizes ranging from US 3 (3.25 mm) to US 8 (5.0 mm) along with swivel and fixed cord of 24" (60cm), 32" (80cm) along with the same accessories in an elegant silk case.
In 4” length, Lantern Moon’s has two Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle Sets. These are sets perfect for those with smaller hands. The cords in these sets are also shorter in length and better suited for knitting hats, sweaters and shawls. The Ancestry Set contains 9 sizes of needles ranging from US 2.5 (3.0 mm) to US size 10 (6.0 mm) with swivel and fixed cord of 16″ (40 cm) and 20” (50cm) cords housed in a beautiful case. Lastly, the Heritage Set contains 5 sizes of needles ranging from sizes US 3 (3.25 mm) to US 8 (5.0 mm) with cord lengths of 16″ (40 cm) and 20” (50cm).
When it comes to the Lantern Moon there is truly something for every passionate knitter. Make a worthwhile investment in your loved craft, choose circular knitting needles. Learn about Lantern Moon’s exclusive range of interchangeable circular knitting needles, with our previous blog.