“Whaa?”, I hear you cry, “What is that?”
Kinki Amibari is also known as KA and they make all kinds of knitting tools! See…not as bad as you were thinking 😉
I asked for 4mm tips (5 inches long…I know, I mix metric and imperial measurements…sorry) with a 36 inch cable.
I have so far used it to knit a couple of cupcakes
and I have started on a sweater for my dog!
The screw in tips are easy to use and even with my hands being quite sore at times, they were fine for me to screw in place (although I do find it tricky to unscrew them)
The bamboo needle tips are quite smooth and, compared to metal, it is much warmer on your hands…but I also found that in the heat wave we had for a day here in the UK the bamboo tips were cooler than metal and not as slippy…so good for all weathers!
I did find that the bamboo wasnt quite as smooth as the KnitPro Symfonie (wood) needles I have tried and the tips weren’t as pointy as I like…but those things were by the by. I imagine the light colour of the bamboo will be better for a lot of people than the random KnitPro colours.
The cable is good and I dunked it in hot water just to get the curl out of it, which worked a treat.
Overall, the needle was comfy to work with and the screw-in tips stayed put; I never once had an issue with them coming unscrewed.
In the UK, I have no idea of anywhere else that sells KA so it’s good to know!
Lots of Love,