Recently, I was sent a set of Knitter's Pride Trendz interchangeable needles to try. I was excited to give these needles a test run - I've never knit with acrylic needles before!
First I gave the US Size 8 a try on a worsted weight shawl:
I loved knitting with them! The point was sharper than I was expecting it to be, making it easy to work all those lace stitches. The needles also have a little bit of flexibility to them. That was something I hadn't really experienced with other needles before and I also liked. When you have to perform a lace stitch taking up 3 or more stitches at a time it turns out that flexibility is nice! I liked the needles so much that when the worsted weight project was done I cast on for a DK weight shawl with the US Size 5 needles:
I'm having the same enjoyable experience with this shawl! I'm glad I worked up a second project with these needles before I posted my review: with other interchangeable sets I have the problem that no matter how hard I tighten the cord to the needle I manage to unscrew it while knitting. I had no
loosening/unscrewing of the cord to the needle with either shawl. I'm considering that a total win! I don't have to tell you that having a needle fall apart in the middle of a lace project is just about the worst thing ever in knitting. I also found the join from the cord to the needle extremely smooth.
You can get the Knitter's Pride Trendz Interchangeables as the deluxe set
(pictured above), as a starter set (US 6, 8 & 10 needles) or as a chunky set (US 13, 15 & 17 needles). Something for everyone! The deluxe set retails for around $40, making it a very affordable option for a needle set. If you are looking for a new interchangeable needle set, I think you should give the Trendz a try!
Disclaimer: I received these needles for free in order to review them. My review is 100% my honest opinion. I did not receive any payment for this review nor did I agree to publish a positive review. You can read my full disclosure policy here.