As a new(ish) knitter, I am all too familiar with jumping the gun on a new in-the-round pattern. I find something adorable to knit, snatch up some sumptuous fiber, and find that I do not have the needle size or cord length it calls for. I check the clock, throw on some shoes, and hit up my local Michael’s or Joanns. Even though these places are some of my most frequented spots, they tend to lack in the circular needle department.Anywho, I rush in and find the circular in the size I need, throwing caution to the wind about quality. Once I get home and begin knitting, I start fumbling with the needles because they constantly snag my yarn right where the needle meets the wire. This connection is called the join and it can make or break your sanity while knitting.
Here is my recommendation for a great set of interchangeable needles by Knit Picks. I especially like the Harmony Wood.