Knitting needles from Asian manufacturers have become quite popular during the recent years – Chinese manufacturers ChiaoGoo and Hiya Hiya at the forefront. The Japanese company Tulip, which, in addition to knitting needles also offers crochet needles and accessories, is not quite as well known, but offers at least the same level of quality.
Do you know PONY knitting needles? Some may be familiar with their aluminum or plastic double and single pointed needles, which tend to be in the lower price range. Little is known about the fact that PONY also offers a large range of circular knitting needles – including interchangeable ones – which is why I would like to introduce some of them to you in this blog post.
One of the questions I get asked the most and that is also topic of numerous threads in knitting forums is what the difference between Hiya Hiya and ChiaoGoo knitting needles is and which one people prefer. In this post, I would like to show you some of the differences and similarities of the two knitting needle brands. I will not focus on the differences in their product ranges though but instead give you a direct comparison of Hiya Hiya’s and ChiaoGoo’s circular and double pointed needles, from their anatomy to how it feels to work with them.
Good news for all our international customers: Finally our shop at www.country-creativ.de has been translated into English as well! We had been getting many questions and requests from non-German speaking knitters and crocheters who wanted to buy products but simply didn’t understand anything…
Not every category and product has been translated yet, but this will happen over the next little while and the most important products like knitting needles and crochet hooks you can already find in English. So forget about Brexit and shop now 😉
We discovered Knit Pro’s new product line “SmartStix” at h+h cologne this year. This line includes DPNs, fixed circular needles and interchangeable tips and cords that are marked in 2 cm-intervals. In this blog post I am going to show you what these are good for.