I absolutely adore my ChiaoGoo Twist Red Lace Interchangeable Circular Needle set so I was ridiculously excited when the folks at ChiaoGoo graciously offered to send me the new Tunisian Interchangeable Set!
What’s included in the set?
- 11 Bamboo Hooks in sizes 3.5mm – 10mm
- 4 Twist [S] Red cables (two 8 inch, one 14 inch and one 22 inch)
- 4 End Stoppers
- 4 Adapters
- 2 Connectors
- Tightening Keys
- Needle Gauge
- Zippered Case
Well, what’s it like?
One of my favourite things about ChiaoGoo sets are the zippered cases! They are durable and high quality, all the interior pockets are marked with sizes and the exterior zippered pocket is perfect for all your accessories.
The inline hooks have a nice point so it was easy to get the hook into the stitches. The sizing is engraved on the hooks so they’re easily identified and the steel end where the cable joins feels secure.
“The hooks are made of Moso bamboo, have a pointy head to get into your stitches and a stainless steel join. The size is permanently laser marked on each hook.”
Honestly, wooden hooks are not my favourite hooks to use, I find Bamboo hooks too light usually, the addition of a cable and stopper does add a bit of weight to the hook so I didn’t find the bamboo hooks terrible but I would choose a metal hook option if there was one. This is my only con, ChiaoGoo makes incredible stainless steel knitting needles and I wish they’d offer stainless steel hooks as well.
The cables are super flexible, this was the reason I have the interchangeable knitting needle set, the ChiaoGoo cables are said to be the most flexible cable on the market.
*Something to note, if you’re a knitter as well, all the accessories are compatible with the Red Lace Twist Needles, so buying extra accessories, like cables, for either set can be used with both. I’ve managed to collect quite a few cables in various sizes for my knitting needles so I can use those for the T-Spin set now as well.
The set includes 4 small size cables (hooks/needles under 5.5mm have a small connector and require small size cables, 5.5mm and have a large connector and require a large size cable) but the set include four adaptors so you can connect small size cables to large size hooks. The tightening keys are like little screwdrivers that you use to lock your cables into place so they don’t start to untwist as you work through your project.
Also included are two connectors, these allow you to attach cables together, meaning you have access to a 44 inch cable if you happen to need one by joining the 8, 14 and 22 inch cables with the connectors.
The end stoppers work fantastically, mine didn’t come loose once.
All in all, I loved this set, it had everything I needed to jump into Tunisian Crochet, every single piece works as it should and I couldn’t find a single physical flaw. It’s a high quality set that will likely last a lifetime. If you’re in the market for a Tunisian Set, I highly recommend checking out the T-Spin Set!
**I was provided with the T-Spin set at no charge but the opinions expressed are my own.