|ChiaoGoo Bamboo Sock Set|
Whether you are a beginning sock knitter who needs a complete set to start you off on your sock knitting adventures, or a veteran sock knitter looking for a compact and organized way to manage your sock knitting gear, ChiaoGoo's Sock Sets are the answer!
So what is ChiaoGoo? ChiaoGoo needles are needles manufactured in China by a family-owned business which prides themselves with offering high quality knitting needles. Started by four brothers, they were taught bamboo work by their father and grandfather, both traveling bamboo craftsman. But their real inspiration came from their mother, an avid knitter who was their needle tester and often asked for special bamboo needles to meet her needs.
The family's youngest son, Leon, came to the US in 1997 and received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Laser Technology at West Virginia University. This guy knows lasers! Every ChiaoGoo needle (both bamboo and stainless steel) is precisely machined with perfectly tapered tips and is permanently laser imprinted with both the US and metric sizes.
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The stainless steel needles are made from a high-grade, strong, stainless steel. They have a nice, smooth satin sheen that does not reflect any light, making it easier to see your work! They are strong and durable, but surprisingly lightweight.
So just what does a ChiaoGoo Sock Set include?
|ChiaoGoo Stainless Steel Sock Set|
- The bamboo set includes five sets of six inch double pointed needles - Sizes: US 1 (2.25 mm), US 1.5 (2.50 mm), US 2 (2.75 mm), US 2.5 (3.00 mm), and US 3 (3.25 mm). The stainless steel set includes six sets of needles, all of the above, plus a set of US 0 (2.00 mm).
- Stitch markers, in a variety of sizes and colors.
- Five inch needle gauge/ruler
- Zippered case (6" x 8") to keep everything neat and secure - no more renegade needles slipping out of your knitting basket!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy