9.19.2012

Review and Giveaway: Chiaogoo Red Lace NEW Interchangeables!

I'm more excited than usual to share this post with you... in fact last night I was supposed to be writing this review and all I could do was knit with my new needles (on another exciting project for Adorn Anew)... Whoops!
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Magic Looping with my new needles!
If you have taken classes with me you've heard me go on and on about the importance of using the right needle for the project.  When working lace, having a sharp tipped needle is KEY!  Last fall I was at a festival and didn't have the needle I needed. So I purchased a Chiaogoo Red Lace Needle to try.  At half the price of Addi Lace needles I was hopeful it would do the trick.  OH.MY.GOODNESS I feel in love.... within the week I placed a huge order for more in the sizes I use the most and my other needles began to collect dust.

While attending TNNA in June I heard that Chiaogoo was releasing a set of Interchangeables with their lace tip so I asked for a set to review, the worse that could happen is that they would say no, right?  I wouldn't want to talk up a product I hadn't tried!  Luckily Chiaogoo said yes and my full set got here last week.

LOVE is not a strong enough word!  LOVE I tell you!
I do think I will marry these needles... is that bad?

Let me tell you why:
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The Tips: The tips are sharp and slim, but not so sharp that they "hurt" your finger tip when moving your stitches along the needle.  Needle size is laser imprinted on the tips so you can easily keep track of sizes.
The Finish: Chiaogoo uses stainless steel that they lightly brush so there is just a bit of grab.  This is key, as if they were too smooth they would be super slippery and your lace stitches would go all over the place.  If they were too brushed, on the other hand, your stitches would stick to the needles and not slide fast enough.  Chiaogoo found the perfect balance for their finishing!
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The Join: For me this is most important element of an interchangeable needle.  If the join is not smooth then your stitches get caught as they are sliding from cord to tip and your knitting is slowed down every time you have to massage them along.  What I will tell you is that the join is so smooth I forgot I was knitting with interchangeables!  There is a key included for tightening down the join after you screw it together, don't skip this step as the tip and cord can start to loosen which you do not want!  The hole that is in the cord end for tightening also serves as a lifeline holder!  Have you ever placed a life line with an interchangeable needle?  I'm adding it to my list for video tutorials to be made!
The Cord: Chiaogoo uses a flexible cord that is made of a multi-strand, steel cable that is nylon coated.  My stitches slide gracefully over it!  (yes, I am feeling poetic about my needles....)
The Packaging: The needles come packed in a small graphically printed case that seems to be perfectly design for them!  I've had it open and closed and knocking around in the knitting basket and no tips have come sliding out on their own!  This is KEY!  There is nothing more annoying than having to replace all of your tips into their proper place every time you open a case!  All of the needle pockets are marked with the needle size so it's easy to replace the tip you are done using and find the one you need!  There is a zipper pocket on the outside for the stitch markers, key, and cord ends.
The Set: The sets are available in two sizes Small (US2 -US8 [2.75mm- 5mm]), and Large (US9 -US15 [5.5mm- 10mm].  Each set has a different set of cables as the connector on the end has to fit the needle tip.  Each set comes with a 14", 22" and 30" cable, there is a connector to join the cables to make a 60" long cord.  I didn't receive one of those connectors so I can't tell you about it, but if it's designed anything like the rest of this kit I know it will be excellent!

For YOU:  Chiaogoo has generously offered to a SMALL set for a GIVEAWAY!  So, do you want to win these awesome needles?  Just leave a comment letting me know why you want them (bonus points if you make me laugh) by Wednesday September 26th at midnight EST.  Leave a way to get in touch with you.  I'll let you know who the winner is the next day!

(If you can't want to wait to see if you win, I know that Grandma's Knit & Crochet has lots of these sets in stock, and even has a coupon code for the month of September (SEPT2012) that will give you 9% off your order!)

1,192 comments:

  1. I would love to win these I need some new lace needles!

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    1. I would love to win these. I have no interchangeables-still knitting basically on straight needles. The idea of having the size on them is incredible! That's a big reason I have so few circular needles and I didn't know sharper tips make lace knitting easier. Thanks for the info and the opportunity to win a set of these needles!

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    2. I would love to win these needles. All the things I want to make I might actually have the correct needles for!

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    3. HELLLP! I NEED these needles! I have a set of interchangeables that will remain nameless (but the initials are KP)and I am tired, tired of calling for replacements of bent/poorly glued tips, nickel plate flaking off, and having to use my lifelines because the cable has come off the tip. And the "sharps" just aren't. It's almost enough to make me give up lace. Save me! Plus, I really want those sexy red cables. I'm jgoodnow on Rav.

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    4. I really need these needles! Every time I need size 3 needles I can only locate my size 8's! When I need 8's I can only find 5's! What a predicament. Life is too short to be hunting for needles. I should be KNITTING! Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks a bunch. I'm crafty.me@sbcglobal.net

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    5. Coincidently, I bought my first pair of these needles just last week! What really attracted me were the red cables! In fact, I needed #2 circular needle anyway, but really, I bought them because they're RED. I really want the small set, and would love to win them.
      Karen Benton
      Tempklb@me.com

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  2. These look amazing. I think they address many of the issues I have with other sets of interchageables. Not a funny post - but Arrgg, ye had a scurvy giveaway for talk like a pirate day! Ahoy Matey.

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    1. Forgot my reach info. SareBearKnits on ravelry.
      What do pirates like to eat? A: Barrrrbeque!

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  3. Somehow there are never enough interchangeables in the world... And I've been hunting for the perfect ones. These look fantastic!

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  4. These look awesome. I like the fact that the sizes are etched on the needle and that the join looks smooth. All great features, in my opinion. It sounds like the price point will be good, too!

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  5. These are gorgeous. I would love to win them because one can never have enough needles. I have been eying these, but my tight broke college kid budget has prevented me from splurging lol! I am amandacake on Ravelry and udontno on Twitter.

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  6. I use Knit Picks and I'm happy with them. But I wish they would find a way to indicate the size ON the needle. I guess I'm doomed to continue sliding them in my needle gauge. What are the brown and white rectangular things above the case? Are they stoppers for the end of the cable or what?

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    1. Is your URL the same as your email address because that is what I put?!?
      Ok, I guess it is not because it said I have illegal characters :(
      I would love to win this interchangeable set. I do not have a LYS nearby and it would be a wonderful thing to have them when I needed them. I am working on my first lace project in Trapeze I love the challenge and the beading. Currently working on Mica Mitts in between clues. This set would be a wonderful and fabulous addition to my tools. Thank you for this opportunity! My email is: sleekymom@bellsouth.net

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  7. I am an avid lace and bead knitter and would LOVE to try a new brand. Especially if they have as nice "joins" as described!
    Jill Sanders
    N758ZC@gmail.com

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  8. I used a pair of Chiaogoo for a project this summer. I loved working with them. I have yet to buy a set of circular needles. Besides I really like red. It makes more sense than buying new needles for each project and not realizing what I really have--3 size 6; 2size 4; some 16 inch; still others 32. Now it is time to organize my needles as well as shoes!

    Lucy Portland
    bach2lmp@comcast.net

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  9. I so want to win this set. After all I am approaching a milestone birthday and new needles seem like a great way to start the next decade! These needles sound like a very good way to to get into interchangeables because so far I have not like any other them.
    Sawolf3585@gmail.com

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  10. Chiaogoo Red Lace needles are great!! I have some of the circs and LOVE THEM TOO! The interchangeable set would be perfect, especially with the case to keep them organized.

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  11. OHMYGOSH! I love this! I would marry them too! Does that make me knitting needle weirdo? If so I would say I like being weird!

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  12. I have been wanting so badly to try the Chiagoo needles!

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  13. I love Chiaogoo REds. I was so excited that they were making an interchangable set. It will be forever to they get them here locally. Wonder if the red cord can ward the evil eye off of knitting? Will it imbue all my stitches with magic? These are some of the things I could discover if I win.

    Also I wont have to choose between buying the six kids milk and buying mommie needles. So it would be a mitzvah on your part if I won. really. :)

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  14. Wow, these sound way too good to pass up. I'm always up for trying new needles & I've never gotten my hands on Chiaogoos. andrea@andreaknits.com

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  15. Wow! These sound great - I hope I will be able to find some in the UK. I am looking for another set of lace needles to add to my increasing stockpile. I say you can never have too many as when you have a few projects on the needles at one time I need to have options for new projects I just have to start now! Thanks for the chance to get my hands on some - enjoy yours. C

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  16. I want them because I'm going to a lace class (!) on Shetland (!!) with Gudrun Johnston (!!!) in October. Pleeeeaaaase!

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  17. Gah! Why didn't I wait to buy interchangeables? I bought a set of well known, value priced interchangeables about 5 weeks ago, and I HATE them. The joins are nice, but the tips themselves are in two parts, and where the metal joins the wood on the tips, many sizes are askew, which makes knitting with them less than fun. The manufacturer has offered to replace the tips each time I encounter a problem, but this is going to take forever! I'm in the process of divorcing this set. Do you think it's too early to get into a serious relationship with a lovely set of Chiaogoo Red Lace Interchangeables? (Please say no, because I'd love to win them!) If those sexy needles want to move in, they can reach me on Ravelry--I'm Calembour.

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  18. I adore the Chiaogoo red lace circs so much that I'm slowly replacing all of my older needles with these slinky, fetching beauties. This set would make me verrrrrrrrrrrrry happy indeed!

    teabird on Ravelry

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  19. Hmmmmm......looks like I did something wrong. My reply is indented and no one else's is.

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  20. I'm making it my personal mission in life to go to my grave with far too many sets of interchangeable needles. I plan to haunt whoever is entrusted with my estate while they try to figure out and explain what all the sets are for and how someone can own so many. I can't possible fulfill this life (death?) dream without this set.

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  21. Wow, they make an interchangeable kit?! It sounds perfect. I have one fixed circular of theirs and I also LOVE it. The cable intrigued me, and it doesn't disappoint. The needle tips are nice and pointy but not too pointy, as you said. A small kit would be ideal for me as I don't usually knit with anything heavier than worsted. Thanks for contacting Chiaogoo and making this giveaway happen! Enjoy your new needles. Can't wait to see what you create with them. :)

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  22. I would love a chance to try these. If I were a millionaire I would only knit with pointy "lace" type stainless steel needles. Alas, I am not and therefore only get new ones of this style when I have nothing else available in my needle stash. I'm especially excited to hear that their interchangeable set goes down to a size 2! Most of them seem to stop at 4 and then have a bunch of larger needle sizes I never use.

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  23. Are you kidding? Who doesn't need more needles?

    I was in love with the first pair of these I bought. I've never purchased an interchangeable set but these needles are so great I would love to give them a chance. I got one circular Signature needle for Mother's Day last year but I think the Chiaogoo needles come very close to the same quality at a much cheaper price.

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  24. I want these so badly because I'm still knitting with my starter needles and I keep hearing everyone talk about Chaigoos!!!!!! Pickmepickmepickmepickmepickmepickmepickmepickmepickme! :D

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  25. I have been in LOVE with Chiaogoo Red Lace needles since I first discovered them about a year ago. They are the PERFECT needles. I would dearly love to win this set of interchangeables!! *swoon*

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  26. Must. Have. These.

    What do the pirate nerds do in high school? They run the projectarrrgh.

    unclelori on Ravelry

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  27. I am just starting to knit more lace things and have only one set of lace circulars. This would be a wonderful set as I would be fully kitted out to continue my lacey adventures :)

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  28. These look like a perfect set of interchangeable needles. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  29. As I am slowly entering into the circular needles arena, I would love these Chiagoo needles! I'm buying as go along and your recommendation means a lot (go to the expert is my mantra!). Are these the needles of choice on your next KAL, eh...inquiring minds need to know! Don't worry, I know how to keep a secret (shhhhh)! ;)

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  30. I have looked at various interchangables and never can find ones with all the features I like. So glad to hear about these. I have a fixed pair and love them so interchangables are going to be great!The sad thing will be that I will have to hide them. My daughters will steal them as soon as they find out how great they work. Do you think complaining about what a hassle they are would keep them safe ;)?

    lotsofhermies on Rav

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  31. I LOVE the Chiaogoo Red Lace needles, and have a few in fixed circulars. But, I think my current needles are a bit lonely and could definitely benefit from a set of these interchangeables. I feel a needle party coming on!

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  32. No chance of me making you laugh as it feels like my head is in the clouds with a monster truck wheel sitting on top of it...seasonal cold is kickin' my butt!

    I'd love this set! I purchased a Denise interchangeable set when I started back to knitting and really dislike them. I love the addi needles, but not so much their price tag. These sound PERFECT!!

    contact: renee dot pattison at hotmail dot com

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  33. I am a conocier of yarn needles. I always try to explain to my husband why I need so many needles. The most effective way is to compare my knitting needles to power tools..He gets it then! I make many shawls and the needles look awesome for that. I would love to have the needles!

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  34. Love my Knit Picks, but would love to try the ChiaGoo. I am always hoping for an interchangeable set that goes down to a 2. I am a very tight knitter so I often have to go up a size, these would be great for magic loop socks. Count me in for the giveaway. Pointy needles are a must!
    stmpbkrph@yahoo.com

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  35. OOOOooooo, how exciting to hear about Chiagoo Interchangeables. I purchased some of their Red Lace needles for your MKALs and found them to be so wonderful to knit with.

    I would love, love, love to win this new set!!!! If I don't win, perhaps you could publish the name of the winner so we could all stalk them...Just kidding!!! But really, PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dlhanlon@iowatelecom.net

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  36. Oh I went absolutely BONKERS when I saw that ChiaoGoo was coming out with an Interchangeable set!! I LOVE Interchangeables and I LOVE ChiaoGoo! I use Circs all the time, and I splurged and got Addi Turbos when I first began knitting, but started acquiring some of the ChiaoGoo fixed circulars as needed for magic-looping (so only in 47"). I LOVE them for magic-looping! They are Oh-My-Gosh-To-Die-For!!! But I really didn't like having to get fixed circs in all different sizes... When they announced that interchangeables were coming I knew it would be my perfect set! Unfortunately, they aren't in my budget yet, but I'm dreaming... I would LOVE to win a set... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Plus, red is my favorite color, so I get to look at my favorite color while I'm knitting too! I'm telling you, they're made for me!! I'm NMStacey on Ravelry.

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  37. Oh my goodness. What a generous offer. I would love to give these needles a go. I have a few of their double points and they are my favorites. I love that they look so nice and the cable looks fabulouss. Definitely need to try these. Celebrate317@cox.net

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  38. I want to win them so I can knit your gorgeous new tam to go with my gorgeous Mica mitts!!!!
    And I might want to marry them too!!!
    Janelinrn on Rav!

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  39. Thanks for this giveaway!
    The only needles I ever used are Knitpicks and I'm happy with it. But at the same time I'm writing this message, I'm listening to a knitting podcast where they talked about the importance of great needles for a better looking knitting and how they think it's more pleasurable to knit with them. So now, I'm intrigued and would like to try some fancy needles. Winning this kit instead of buying it would allow me to buy more yarn with the money not-spent in needles and would allow my husband to really think I'm crazy to buy more yarn (for some strange reason, he doesn't understand why do I really need more yarn and my answer "because all serious knitters do" doesn't convince him...)
    Bonus: Red is my favorite color :)

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  40. Oh, wow! I had no idea you could get interchangeables in smaller than 4! I wish I'd known this last night when I was tearing my stash apart to find a size 2 32" needle! I'd love to have a set!

    KnitPrincess on Ravelry

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  41. I have actually been seriously considering the purchase of a new set of Addi Clicks... but after reading your review I have to give these needles a more serious look! a Complete new set of needles is not quite in my budget yet, but winning one in a contest would be a huge stroke of knitters luck!! Imagine all the beautiful Nelkin Designs that could fly off my needles with a new set of Chiagoo's Thanks for the great review and for sharing your experience with these needles

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    1. LOL and I'm Dreamsofyarn on Ravelry or knittinglamb at gmail dot com

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  42. I am loving the small set! I have KP's Options but they only go to size 4 and I knit a ton of lace. I'd love this set for having more than one project going at one time :)

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  43. I have one pair of red lace needles that I got at my LYS and, like you, swooned when I first tried them. There I was thinking that I was betraying the lace knitting goddesses by NOT buying Addi Turbos or Signatures instead. I would love to win this set and get all those wonderful lace shawl patterns on my needles! Let's just say that I've got the stash to do it! ; )

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  44. I've never tried these needles and would love to try tem out. As well, I can always add to my collection. You can never have too many needles! Also, the set of interchangeables that I have keep unscrewing as I knit, catching my yarn every time. And I need more needles because I have too many WIP's and keep needing to buy more!

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  45. I recently purchased a set of fixed circulars and love them. I've been waiting patiently for the availability of the interchangeables. I'd feel ever so special if I was selected to win a free set.
    dolly@embroidme-glenburnie.com

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  47. Agree with melanie - too many WIP's for the meager stash of needles that I have. Like the fact that the small set starts at 2.75, since I am a lose knitter and always have to go down a few needle sizes to get guage. PLEASE PICK ME!
    maralu on Ravelry

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  48. Want (gazillion)!!! I have a few chiaogoo ccirculars, but have been aching for them to bring out inters! I'll do anything! Divorce my husband, sell my children, the dog, the computer - or maybe just hubby's computer. I need mine for Ravelry. I'll sell his iPhone too!

    thefluffyviking on Ravelry and twitter

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  49. I've never seen any of these but I would love to try them. If they came to my house I would rub them, and pet them and tell them everyday how lovely they are and how much I love them!
    I'm Knitsensei on Ravelry.

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  50. Sizes on the needles! Brilliant. (knitpicks needles, I'm looking at you!) Last week I was swearing and moaning about how my gauge swatch lied and then I realized...I was knitting with two different sized tips! Aarrgh, indeed.

    I love me a pointy needle and would give these a loving home.

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  51. If only real life were like yummy interchangeable needle sets:
    One husband to do chores around the house - switch him for:
    the sexy, smooth-talking guy or
    the athletic, outdoorsy guy or
    the 'in touch with my feelings guy or
    the master chef or
    whatever combination suits the occasion!

    And since that kind of activity is rather frowned upon, I'll have to stick with one husband and go for the interchangeable needle set. I'm excited to try these; Chiaogoo has excellent needles!

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  52. Wow, what a stellar review! I'd love a chance to win these beauties!

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  53. I am a needle whore; need I say more?
    Fat, thin, short, long; I dream of needles all the day long.

    I while away my days in a needle induced haze.
    As I stated before, I am a needle whore.

    (I can be contacted about the prize at enogal40 at gmail.com...That is after you stop laughing so hard you almost pee your pants :)

    Thank you and have a lovely Chiagoo day :)

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  54. "Hells Bells!" screams my Dreamz interchangable set, "They go down to a US 2!!!!!!!!!! She's going to ditch us for sure!"

    I need these because my interchangables only go to a US 4. And being able to run a lifeline through as your knitting is genius! Socks and Lace from the same small set = fairytale princess swoon!

    rawrpounce on Ravelry or maeve.rawr at gmail dot com

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  55. Please, Please let me be the winner of these needles.

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  56. I would love a chance to use these needles. ChiaGoo Red Lace(s) sound like candy and to me needles are the candy of knitting. Sometimes it is an impulse purchase as I stand at the counter, a nice little pick me up but also I know there is the good stuff as well that counts as an indulgent splurge.

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  57. I've had the ChiaoGoo needles on my long list of wants since I first heard about them. To have a pointy needle that won't leave a hole in my fingers is just what I need.

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  58. Winning would make my heart smile. I already love the Chiaogoo Red Lace cables so smooth and relaxed....

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  59. WOW!!! What an awesome giveaway!!! I have heard so many good things about the Chiagoo needles. I would love, love, love to win a set!!!! :)

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  60. How could you expect us to be funny with such an incredible giveaway? Everyone is foaming at the mouth to be the one Chosen. Count me in. My LYS refuses to carry Chaigoo. With such endorsement from you, I definitely want to them. Thanks, jio on ravelry

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  61. Oh my,be still my heart. I've fallen in love with lace and bead knitting, which by the way is totally your fault, and I need these needles to feed my new addiction.

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  62. I can't wait to try these needles. I am sure there are just as fabulous as you have reported!!

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  63. I would love to try these Chiaogoo Red Lace needles...they sound perfect for lace knitting which I love to do. Hope I win!

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  64. I love my Addis but only have 2 in lace needles and I don't love the price. Still, I'm an Addi-addict and it means lots that you love these. Now I must try them out and become Chaigoo-guru! Plus, I'm getting ready to start the Mica mitts in your new book and it would be nice to have new needles to go with it. Laurel
    Lkgervitz@yahoo.com

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  65. Wow, those needles sound fantastic! I think this entire review counts as a reason to want them! I like to knit lots of lace and on small needles too, so these would be perfect.

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  66. I need them because:
    1 - I absolutely LOVE Chiagoo lace needles....but unfortunately, I don't have many of them - I have bamboo needles I got off ebay...

    2 - Harley the monster beagle (who loves beer BTW) has eaten several sets of my bamboo needles. Actually, he only destroys the plastic cable part..???

    Pam

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  67. OH my, oh my, oh MY, what a gorgeous set of needles. Oh imagine the socks, hats, mittens and shawls I could knit with these beautiful works of art. (Perhaps they'd even give me inspiration to finish my gansey-sweater)!

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  68. I need these lace needles to make the Clarus shawl. After all, I took your class, bought thr pattern, and the yarn, and now need the needles to get crackin.
    Thanks for the chance to win, if they are great as you say, I will really enjoy knitting lace.
    Jlbickel@ptd.net

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  69. I love my addi, so if these are even better that would be beyond awesome! And interchangeable to boot? Way cool! jgsjensen/hotmail

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  70. Oh my goodness - better than Addi? Would love to win a set of these. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. Would love to try a set. I"m a new knitter transitioning into a more experienced knitter- and am just learning how to be fussy about my needles!! Which is good, because I used to think it was my clumsiness.
    Thanks!
    elizabeth carol-

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  72. I've been waiting for the perfect set of interchangeable needles to come out and it sounds like these are it! I would love to win them!

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  73. Oh man, these needles might be the answer to all of my knitting nightmares! I love interchangeable needles in general, but I am not very good at putting them away when I am done with them--particularly if I have pulled out a bunch of different sets to swatch with. So, when I get into a cleaning up mood--or when I am desperately trying to find a needle to swatch another new project, I rumble around my house pulling needles partway out of one of the 1,000 UFOs I have sitting around, trying to reach behind chairs with my needle sizer (I have four of these stashed all over the place--I even keep one on a magnet on my refrigerator so that I can find it when I need it) to see if this is the size that I am looking for.

    To hear that the Chiagoo needles have the size printed right on them--heaven!!!! Please, please, please pick me!!!

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  74. I would love to give these a try.......but more importantly, can I be your bridesmaid? ;-)

    kiltsnquilts on Ravelry

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  75. Oh, me please?! I love my KP Harmony tips, but sometimes the yarn gets caught up on the join.

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

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  76. WOWZA!! The Universe speaks in mysterious ways. I am currently enrolled in your Craftsy Mastering Lace Shawls course and you had recommended the Red Lace ChiaoGoos. I ordered some and have been using them to work on the Skywalker Shawl. They are AMAZING! Nice points, nice materials and affordable. Win win win :)

    Oh, and I want to be like Laura when I grow up, so if Laura loves these needles, then I love these ;) (BTW, this is supposed to be the funny part, as I'm likely older than you, Laura - tee hee)

    I am cinnymom on ravelry

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  77. I have the KP Harmony tips, and the yarn often gets caught up on the join!! I've tried Red ChiaoGoos lace, and love them!! I would love to try the ChiaoGoos interchangeables!!
    pajara in Ravelry

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  78. Oh, Lordy, yes please, throw me in the briar patch! Love the Red needles--some of my faves, and keep trying interechangeable sets to find my fave. The size range on the Small set is perfect for me--just what I use!

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  79. Why do I need these needles more than anyone else who has replied? Because I've been living in an RV for 6 weeks with my husband and two teenage sons and am really feeling the need to have a weapon that can be easily concealed handy! They may also come in handy in picking the locks on our home if we don't manage to get to close today! (Delays galore - but that's another story! )

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  80. Why do I need these needles more than anyone else who has replied? Because I've been living in an RV for 6 weeks with my husband and two teenage sons and am really feeling the need to have a weapon that can be easily concealed handy! They may also come in handy in picking the locks on our home if we don't manage to get to close today! (Delays galore - but that's another story! )

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  81. I'd love these needles!

    KnitSwearTink on Ravelry

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  82. I want to win these needles because I love that case! Also, love those needles! sparky136 on Ravelry

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  83. i just started knitting with circular needles and the cables on the needles i have are a bit of a challenge. these sound great.

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  84. When I saw this post I had to take a second look...I have been looking into this set since I realized it existed! I own one Sz #3 US fixed circular (because - being the clutz I am - I dropped my Sz #3 Addi Lace fixed circ out of my bag & down the gutter while sitting on the side of a street watching a parade). I was on vacation & dropped into a small LYS & decided to purchase the ChiaoGoos Red Lace because of my eternal fear of airline confiscation(Let's face it they are more resonably priced than the Addis).
    Sorry for the long post, but I TOTALLY COVETING these needles!!!

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  85. Wow - interchangeables! I have some of the fixed one for sock knitting but not lace knitting...hmmm. I would love to try them out. sdmags on Ravelry.

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  86. I love circular needles for everything I make. They would be supper to use on the MKAL. Love the lace and beading I am learning with the things and connectors. academy30 on ravelry

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  87. I have knit with these needles and really enjoy them. I was a die hard Addi lace/turbo user and will still use them but I really like ChiaoGoo and have often thought to try the interchangeables but winning them would be even better.

    Rav id is katbrown

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  88. Oh, wow! These needles sound amazing :)

    I would love to win these because I adore knitting lace -- plus my kitties have a habit of gnawing on mine... I'm sick of my knitting getting snagged on toothmarks!

    I'm heathwitch on Rav. Thank you and Chiaogoo for this opportunity! x

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  89. I need more neeles!!! My daughter steals all of mine!

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  90. These sound wonderful. I can't wait to out them on my Christmas wish list.

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  91. I have stopped using any needles other than my ChaioGoo circulars! To have an interchangeables set would be PERFECT!!! I didn't know that they exist! If I don't win the contest, I'm adding it to my XMas list. :)

    - Becky

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  92. I realize that it might not be enough information to get in touch with me just based on my Google profile on blogspot. So here's my ravelry ID: rloveking.

    BTW, my husband looked at my ChaioGoo circulars last night and said they were perfect ninja weapons! The plastic coated braided wire between them looks like a perfect garotte! And the points, perfect for stabbing. He asked how a ninja could hide them in plain sight. My answer? Stuck into a ball of yarn. :)

    - Becky

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  93. Those needles are amazing. I have wanted a (new) set of interchangeable needles for awhile. I did get a set from my mother. But they were her mother's, passed onto her, and she hasn't used them in years because she doesn't knit. She crochets mostly. So they are old, stiff, and don't stay together very well. Plus it is missing some sizes too. So winning a better set would be great!

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  94. I'd love to win the needle set! I stopped using my previous set as they started to bite my fingertips :)

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  95. Hi Laura...OMGosh I would love to win these...I have tried and own almost every other interchangable/ circular needle on the planet ..and so far the only other interchangable circulars I love are signature...however as you know they are a bit pricy...
    I would love to win these needles as I am tired of "OTHER" interchangable circulars end up wound around my neck feet and arms as they are so stiff...ARGH..not a pretty site to see a senior lady tied up...(get your minds out of gutter now) LOL..honestly, my arthritic hands suffer from such stiff needle cables...and OH the cussing when stitches fall off slick needles...*hold your ears*..cussing like....OH Horse Feathers, Geez-0-Flip..too hideous to repeat lol.

    Hugs and Good Luck all that enter,

    CamillaInTheDesert :)

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  96. I really wasn't excited about interchangables until now. I LOVE ChiaoGoo Red Lace. They rival Signatures at a fraction of the price. In fact, I was going to purchase more Signatures, but now I'm investing in a set of ChiaGoo interchangables.

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  97. Unlike coat hangers, knitting needles do not multiply when ones' back is turned or the lights are off. That said, the Chiaogoo Red Lace Interchangeable Needles are so cleverly designed that it would not be surprising to find that they will multiply when one goes AWOL. Of course, to test my theory, I would need a set to place in a closet or knitting bag. If I am in fact correct, duplications will be shared with all who ask (closet or knitting bag optional)!

    Faithful
    authoress54@gmail.com

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  98. OMG! These sound like heaven to work with. Yes, please - pick me - pick me!

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  99. I would love to win, I can finally have a set for my daughter to knit with. well I keep these and she gets the old ones...

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  100. I want them. I want them even though they would probably result in my being strip-searched by the TSA.

    I would be OK with that, for these needles.

    Kitt
    (kittbo AT gmail)

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  101. I just started taking your beaded knitting class and I laughed so hard at your love affair with these needles. They must be wonderful, so I would love to win them too!

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  102. Even though I'm 59 I'm a baby knitter when it comes to lace. I'm signed up for your lace shawl class, but I haven't started it because I have a buying moratorium. I'm trying to organize my house so that I can sell off 90% of everything I own (I don't really know that I own it anymore, it's all underneath something else I put on top of it a few years ago, often before I took it out of the shopping bag). So my job currently is to de-thing the house, you don't make much money doing that, until you're ready for the moving sale. With luck, then I'll be RICH and go on a buying spree (oops, no, bad girl, no buying spree, no more hoarding) Well anyway, I'll have a nearly empty house, I'll know where everything in it is (yeah, right, maybe this is a fairy tale and my fairy godmother will take care of that part). Still, I have found tubs of yarn (SALE is a four letter word, I usta-couldn't resist it, but I'm learning) Literally I've got two 33 gal tubs full of wonderful yarn I couldn't pass up! But no lace needles, and I'm not allowed to go buy some. If I did I'd have to do something horrible to myself, like giving up chocolate cupcakes for a week. So, you see, I really need to win... want to trade for a barely used out of print Cat Bordhi book? I couldn't find the one's I originally bought and bought a second set, but cleaning has its rewards and now I have two copies!

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  104. I would love to win these and try them out. I have a few more interchangeable sets but one can never have enough!

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  105. This is very exciting, I did not know they existed, of course I would love to win them. The ones I have fall off the cord sometimes. Thanks for letting us know about the needles I will put them on my wish list.

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  106. They look fabulous! I'm married already, so maybe a secret steaming love affair will suffice! lol! Mary Jo Elliott, maryjo@finecountrylivingprimitives.com

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  107. Yes, I would LOVE to win....I'm a new knitter building my tool set!

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  108. I would love to win these needles I think they would help me to finish clue 2 of the trapeze kal - thing 3 still to be knitted and I am drooling over all of those lovely beaded sections in clues 3 and 4 but need all the help,I can get to catch up!

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  109. As some would say, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend", I would have to say "quality needles are a knitter's best friend". Without great needles in hand, our labor of love becomes a chore. We should knit because it gives us joy and fills our need for creativity! If these needles make knitting joyous, they will be my best (knitting) friend!

    Thanks, Laura for your kind offer.
    Sandra
    sanjump@aol.com

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  110. I would love to have a chance to win these needles. I have been looking for the right set of interchangeable needles. I have tried a couple different brands and each has been ok but not quite what I wanted. I am persimmons on ravelry.

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  111. Every year I enter some knitting in the Agricultural Fair,and lace always wins the blue ribbon. I am taking Laura's Lace class, which is terrific. I am hoping these needles will propel me to greatness!!!

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  112. Okay, if YOU marry them, I guess they will just have to cheat with ME!!! I bought some of the needles from Grandma's because you suggested it for your class... they ARE the 'go-to" needles! Love them!

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  113. Laura,
    These interchangeable look amazing! I have used/own Chiagoo fixed red cable circulars and LOVE them! I have been able to purchase one Signature Arts fixed circular, but can no longer afford this luxury. I would LOVE to win the Chiagoo set, as I have always been unsure about using any interchangables after hearing stories of loose cables and run away stitches! With Chiagoo's incredible red cords, this will hopefully never be a problem...I would LOVE to find out. How nice of Chiagoo to let you be the giver of amazing needles...Yeah! Pick me, teacher, pick me!

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  114. I'm new to lace, so I really don't know why a sharp needle is important. Also, I only knit with good quality bamboo. Chiaogoo has some really awsome bamboo needles, so these would have to be the most bestest, greatest needles of all time for me to even look at them twice let alone knit with them. I would really like to try these, so here's hoping I win. Thanks for the opportunity! I'm basktnut on raverly and craftsy. BTW, I'm really loving your bead class!

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  115. I have not yet invested in a set of lace needles, but took your knitting with beads class and am totally hooked. I am currently working on clarus (all I have left is the pearled beaded cast-off), but have to budget my time with the Trapeze KAL! Loving that! I would put these needles to lots of great use, and I went onto Grandma's Etsy page to order but it looks like they are out! I'm begging you! Plus, my sister's name is Laura too!!!!!

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  116. What a fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for sharing tips about these tips! I am so enjoying my lace knitting classes with you including learning how to add beads. Fun fun...

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  117. Yes, I would LOVE these...they look awesome!

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  118. I saw these at a show also but was not prepaired to purchase a new set of interchangeable needles at the time but have thought of them off and on thinking to look them up and get them but not ever putting the thought in motion. One of the things that attracted me to them were the wonderful points on them.
    mornduve@ptd.net

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  119. This sounds like the answer to my worst nightmare. I'm always worried about my current interchangeables cord breaking while I have hundreds of stitches on my needles. It's happened and it wasn't fun trying to pickup all my stitches. The whole system looks so compact and easy to take along on trips. I would love to have a set of these needles.

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  120. I would love to win -- not for me, but for my disabled friend. She loves lace knitting and rarely has the resources to indulge in things like interchangeable needles. I bought myself some interchangeable needles a while ago and I wish she had a set for herself. Life isn't always fun or fair, but sometimes we can bring a little joy to those around us. She does that with her lovingly crafted lacework. I admire her. Like me, she is a young woman trying to find her place in the world. I just had a little better fortune than she did.

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  121. Would love these for my new lace knitting projects and knitting Mochimochis.

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  122. Blast! .. Sigh! .. Mutter mutter hhhhhhm as well as needing to build a bead stash (to rival yarn stash) now I need to add to my needle collection!
    I switched from my favoured addi turbo lace tips to the knitpro interchangeables and now it looks like I need to find a UK stockist - unless! Of course I win! :-)
    Lovely review - I need to have these needles!
    Happy knitting Sue xx

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  123. I had so much trouble knitting my Skywalker border with my Addi lace needles because the fine yarn kept sliding off. The only interrchangebles I own are the Denise set, which I hate. On one project, the cord came loose from the needle and I lost a lot of knitting. These Chiaogoo red lace interchangeables sound perfect! I'd like to add my name to the hat. Thanks, Michele at mabm@snet.net

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  124. I would love to win a set because I have another brand and the joins are not very good, and my yarn catches on it. I would love to try something different. BTW, I LOVE your craftsy classes. Just started watching the one on beads. Love my skywalker shawl, and I am totally addicted to knitting lace shawls.

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  125. CHIGAOGOO! now that's just fun to say even if I don't exactly know how to pronounce it. would love to win a set and I'll say it all day long :)

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  126. I've been searching for a new set of interchangeable needles and these sound too good to be true! I have a set of Boyle but they keep coming apart, nothing like having to restart every time I try to knit a lace shawl, though one time I have to blame on the dog, she grabbed the ball of yarn and started running down the hallway, the cable came off and 3 days or work went with her. She was a tangled up mess,I was laughing too hard to scold her. I finally donated that set to the Church but warned them of the problem. I have a set of Addi's (a Mother's Day gift from my sons) but they are so slippery I drop stitches constantly. I hate to ask for another set for Christmas, but I just might have to if they are as great and wonderful as you say they are.
    We might have to have a double ceremony because like you I'd marry them if they treat me nicely : )

    Marianne (cole818@gmail.com

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  127. Wow! What an awesome prize! I have a few of the ChiaoGoo fixed circulars, and I love, love, love them. Those stainless steel, smooth as satin, tips are fabulous, and exquisitely sharp ~ plus, the size is printed on the needle. And the cable, even though it is steel coated with plastic, is quite flexible. To actually own a set of these interchangeables would be beyond wonderful, because as every knitter knows, you really can't own too many needles!!!

    jardinrouge
    sockittome@q.com

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  128. The sharp points look amazing! I would love to win a set.

    Kelly0706 on Ravelry

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  129. I'd give up my firstborn (if I had one) to own a set of these lace needles!

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  130. I really enjoy knitting with sharp needle tips and appreciate the flexibility the interchangeables offer. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. These sound like great needles-I've been thinking of buying a set of interchangables, but wasn't sure what to get. These might be going on my wishlist!

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  132. I would love to win these needles. I have wondered for a long time where the name Chiaogoo came from. At first I thought they were made in Chicago but the person who named them had serious spelling issues! That's probably not it, however. I would love to have a set of interchangeable needles so I can finish a few of the UFOs in my closet! I'm Judy7 on Ravlry.

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  133. Pointy needle tips and smooth joins would be nice to work with.

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  134. Kay (I don't have a URL. Is that OK?)September 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    OK. I need these because they will make my dog happy. Why? Because I will be happy using them and then my dog will be happy that I'm happy and then everything will be right with the world. At least for a little while. In my quiet corner of the universe that is full of love and baked goods but lacking in craft supplies. Besides, I'm just about to get up the courage to begin doing your lace class on Craftsy which I've already signed up for. And if I have these needles, then I'll be HUMILIATED if I'm too chicken to start. (My dog just heard me write "chicken" and now he's all excited.)

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  135. I would so love to have this set! I started knitting lace with Laura's Craftsy class back in January and ever since at least one of my WIP's is a lace project. I have become a Lace-a-holic. I cannot wait to try these needles!

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  136. I enjoy ChiaoGoo needles very much and I always have lace projects on the go. These look like they'd be amazing to knit with!

    contact email: kreativekatz.swap@gmail.com

    Thank you for the wonderful and complete review of the needles, it's very informative.
    -Chanda

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  137. With my new found love of lace knitting (thanks in part to your awesome craftsy classes XD ), I have really been on the prowl for an amazing set of needles to use. I have tried a few, but have yet to try these. I would love to get a chance to try them and add them to my (what seems always) increasing collection of 'half-knitted awesomeness, sticks, and string' :)

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  138. You have wonderful timing! I have been looking at nickel plated (or any metal really) needles because my wooden ones just aren't cutting it. I was working on your trapeze MKAL but the wooden needles were slowing me down and causing me to rip back way too many times. If I win, I'll be able to knit all of your lovely lace projects with happiness and ease.

    (I have Clarus and Trapeze on the go with now as well!)

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  139. These needles look amazing! I'm fairly new to knitting and am currently using a circular needle to make your skywalker shawl and the stitches keep getting caught on the join so these would be a breath of fresh air!

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  140. I would LOVE to win these! I've purposely avoided other interchangeables because of common problems everyone seems to have; however, I have been using the regular Chiaogoo lace needles and love them so much that I'm sure that the Chiaogoo interchangeable set just has to be top quality. My red lace Chiaogoos are even better than the very pricey Signature needles.

    Marilyn
    marilyn at marilyna dot com

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  141. You have just rescued my day. I just sat down to rest from my disastrous morning of would-be pear canning....I tried some new reusable lids and well, they are terrible.....and to console my miserable self with some knitting goodness and voila! I see your review and giveaway. And now I am all back to my spunkalicious self and I think I shall stick to knitting from now on.....and if I could do so on these amazing needles, well that would be the bee's knees (the pear's jar?). *everything crossed*
    I can be found at ravelry under the name "Babyvan." Yeah!

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  142. I love the fact that they are sharp but not sharp enough to hurt my finger.

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  143. I'm very interested as I'm in the market for a wonderful set of needles. I'm just now taking your Craftsy class, Knitting With Beads. I can't wait to jump in and get going. I'm definetly inspired, and have been researching metal sets. I like the cool feel, and the click of metal. Lots of news worthy comments from real people! Thanks for the chat fest :-) Would love to win a set, that would be fabulous! Cindy Anderson cynjanderson@aol.com

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  144. As I am short, fat and 50, I have no legit reason to win.... other than extream greed. I suggest you let the mom with 6 kids and no milk win. been there, done that. but I had 10.
    they do look scrumpdillyishous!
    ketlian on ravelry.

    name the movie;
    A battle to the death over a fabulous pair of shoes!

    Wizard of Oz

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  145. Oops. I hope I'm better at lace knitting than I am at figuring out how to properly reply to your post. Here's contact info for me: kay@healthination.com

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  146. As I am short, fat and 50, I have no legit reason to win.... other than extream greed. I suggest you let the mom with 6 kids and no milk win. been there, done that. but I had 10.
    they do look scrumpdillyishous!
    ketlian on ravelry.

    name the movie;
    A battle to the death over a fabulous pair of shoes!

    Wizard of Oz

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  147. (I originally entered a comment at September 19, 2012 4:46 PM about my dog)

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  148. I need a set of ChaioGoo's
    For my pretty yarn.
    Lace is what I'm knitting,
    Cause I hate to darn.

    Sharper is much better;
    Not too slippery's good.
    Needles slightly etchy,
    Makes them just like wood.

    Nothing like a ChaioGoo
    With a perfect seam.
    Cables red and bendy;
    Using them's a dream.

    So, hopefully I'll win some,
    Heaven knows I'll pray,
    To help with all those projects
    I may get to some day!!!

    By Roxanne La Chance
    Copyright 9-19-2012

    Hugs,

    Roxanne

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  149. I have a couple of ChiaGoo Red Lace fixed circulars, and I've been curious about the interchangeables. Thanks for the chance to win a set!

    dmw222 AT gmail DOT com

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  150. One of my knitting mantras is, "you can never have too many interchangeable needles."
    Therefore, I would like to add these to my collection.

    Also, it is always fun to say "ChaioGoo" and I'm sure I would be doing that a lot when people ask, "What are those beautiful new interchangeable needles you have?"

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  151. I'd love to win the needles
    'cause all day I've played with Weebles...
    While they are good for toddler fun
    they are no good to get knitting done.
    These would be stupendous for a Craftsy class
    I've signed up with a Lace Jedi Lass!
    Deirdre
    DeedaMcDarr@gmail.com


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  152. Hi Laura,
    I didn't want to wait to see if I'd win, so I ordered both
    sets from Grandma's.
    If you love them enough to marry them; that's a good
    enough endorsement for me!
    Hugz, Verona
    Verona-1 on Ravelry.

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  153. I told myself that I'd stop cursing before my first born arrives in March. This set would definitely help since I do not yet own any lace needles, yet I knit lace all the time (= cursing X 1000). Help me frog this habit? ;)

    vancouveryarn@gmail.com

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  154. I would love to win a set! I've been knitting for almost 10 years and still don't have a set of interchangeable needles. I keep buying whatever sizes and lengths I need, and always stop short of "investing" in a good set of interchangeables.

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  155. Ooo! Yes, please enter me in the giveaway! I've been trying all different sorts of interchangeable needles and have yet to find a set that really works for me. I'm seachanges on Live Journal, Ravely and Craftsy, or you can email me at sue AT sueblalock DOT com.

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  156. I'm so glad to hear that these are available! I love my Chiaogoo circulars and have really wanted sharper tips on my interchangeables for awhile. Thanks for a great giveaway! Kimberly RavID 4throse

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  157. I haven't tried the ChiaGoo needles yet and would LOVE to!

    Alayna

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  158. Hmmm....gotta tell ya, I'm so glad to see this review, because, quite honestly the name Chia Goo has only conjured up images of those Chia pets/heads ...I can still hear the advertisement... "Ch...ch...ch...chia". It would be lovely to replace that image with that of a set of interchangable needles that sing as I knit along. The small set is EXACTLY what I would use, since I knit a fair amount of lace and in general prefer knitting with lace and fingering weight yarns. If I win, you can contact me on Ravelry - my ID is finnknitter.

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  159. I would like to win these needles to see if they will stay together for me. I have 2 different sets of interchangable needles, one cheap and one very expensive. Neither stays together. We have decided it is the way I hold my needles and basically, I unscrew them as I knit. We have even tried to have other people tighten them thinking maybe I wasn't tightening them propertly. No luck. I have been knitting away, as fast as my slow 32 year old RA fingers go and not realized, they had come apart until I wonder where my work has gone. I have 2 fantatic groups of ladies I knit with so they always are able to help me get my work back together, but it is still kind of disheartening. I don't get much done as it is because of my sore hands and if I have to redo because my needles fall apart, I get even less done.
    gernera@penn.com

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  160. Visualmusic (juliegodin1@videotron.ca)September 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    These would save my marriage...
    You see, since I've been taking a course on craftsy called Knitting with beads, I've been lugging my "not too enthousiastic but still slowly tags along" husband on a full blown lace needle safari!
    You see, I'm trying to catch the elusive wild "nupp" that seems to gravitate around lace needles... For now, I try to keep it close with a hook...
    I've already lost a few good ladies on this mission... I'ts a dirty job you see. We get up early in the morning and rummage through bins that have yarn balls and accessories that are lost in time! I almost lost my son in a nearby chunky yarn bin! "The colors are so soft!" he still whispers in the night...

    I hope that I am nearing the end of the expedition! So many saturdays have gone missing! :)

    I'm sure I will pay dearly for all the time we've spent on this...
    Save my marriage Laura! My husband is already talking payback and I hope he doesn't want more powertools!
    LOL

    Julie (Visualmusic)

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  161. I have interchangeables who will remain nameless and the tips come unglued and a set that unlock themselves all the time. I have seen these but have been reluctant to spend the money on ANOTHER set of needles

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  162. I am afraid to start my first real lace project, so winning a small set of these would be the perfect incentive. Hmmm. The finish isn't too shiny and isn't too matte. It's just right. Can I make a Goldilocks out of lace?

    annchristine@verizon.net

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  163. I have signed up for the lace knitting course on Craftsy and the only thing holding me back from jumping right in is the perfect circular needles. From your enthusiastic endorsement it sounds as though I have found exactly what I have been searching for. The pointy tips, size etched on the tip and the special slightly grip surface sound perfect. Fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner and can begin my adventure in lace knitting. Sheilakay on Ravelry.

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  164. I'd say I would LOVE to win the small set...buuuut I just caved and pre-ordered the complete set. Your review totally sold me. Sadly I won't actually get my hands on them until Christmas because I had asked my family for a set of Addi Turbo Lace interchangeables, and these will be going straight into my parent's custody to be wrapped and show up under their tree on Christmas morning instead of the Addi's. Um. So maybe I do need to win these to tide me over until then...

    Contact info: I'm afewmorestars on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy.

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  165. I love great interchangeables! I find that I do almost all my knitting on interchangeable needles but I have not seen a set that is incredible for lace. How wonderful! My biggest problem is locating which project has the needle/cable I am looking for to start the project I just have to do right now so I am always looking to add an extra set.
    I am on Ravelry as mcallisterc.

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  166. I took up knitting when my dad was in the hospital, it was a sad stressfl time and i needed some Zen. I have taught myself everything so far until last month when my five kids (not outa milk yet haha but only the little one wants to drink it) and my husband gave me your lace shawl class as a gift for being the wonderful not at all bitchy and naggy person that lives somewhere inside. I love the class and my seven week old often falls asleep to your soothing voice only to be woken up by the naughty verbal bullets that fire out of my mouth and that thankfully she isn't old enough to repeat when my lovely yarn snags on that stupid join of the totally useless needle that I have. I have even tried to file it with a nail file. A task that was meet with raised eyebrows and nervous looks exchanged between my hubby and oldest son. It would be best for the kids if mommy had a wonderful set of needles worthy of pretty words!
    Kyles_mom12@yahoo.com

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  167. I know it is unlikely that I will win these needles, but I would like to thank you for posting the review. I have not tried lace points yet, and this review may just convince me that it would be a good idea to start. It was interesting to read the different comments as many of them seem to be negative towards the ones I was considering buying. Who knows though, it may be my turn for a bit of luck.

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  168. Hi Laura:
    If you love them enough to marry them, they must be super! If they're as great as you say they are, then it wouldn't matter if they didn't take out the garbage or fix the doorknob on the back door. Then again, they would probably know to do those things without even being nagged!
    I would love to win a set so that I could date them for awhile before deciding to marry them!

    (I'm "candybar" on Ravelry).

    Thanks for the review and this give-away.

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  169. Let me count my WIPs and queue ... Accola, Clarus, Trapeze, Kinnetik, Ennoble, Centrino, Rippled, Mudra, Entomology, Undulating Waves, Severn, ... The list has no end!

    So many projects, but so few needles! Gotta have more lace needles. Gotta have more needles. More needles. Needles ................

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  170. I love the red lace needles and order a different size and length weekly. My husband would be very happy if I had all the lengths and needle sizes that I would ever need in one location

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  171. I have the Boye's interchangeable set and the plastic part of the cables was already chipped when I purchased it.
    So...
    I need this set so that my sister & friends will stop scolding me about my colorful language around their children when I'm knitting lace...

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  172. Gush, drool...I am in love. I will only knit on circular needles. I hate dropping needles and chasing stitches. As I knit more lace I realize that I absolutley need needles with better joins.
    and besides I need a second husband that is undemanding and only performs when I want/need him too! and file away in a drawer when not in use! LOL
    susanjd on ravelry

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  173. Wow! These lace needles look like they would be perfect to use and I would love to win! Thank you Laura!
    carolekn199@aol.com
    KnitPickyinPA - Ravelry

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  174. I would love these needles because I could use a set of lace needles for my fall projects. Also, I would look sexy knitting with red needles ;)

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  175. Hi Laura! I am currently enrolled in your two classes on Craftsy and think you're a wonderful teacher. I have always used bamboo needles, but would LOVE to try the new Chiaogoo interchangeables as I knit your beautiful shawls. I have decided to put them on my wish list though. I read through everyone's posts and I think it would be great if "Unknown" with the disabled friend won them. It's an admirable trait to think of someone else rather than ourselves. --Lianneknits on Ravelry

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  176. OMG! I, NaniBear from Ravelry, would love, love, love a chance to win these interchangeables! I was just whinging about my own interchangeables and how they kept loosening up while working on Trapeze! Arrrgh!
    Speaking of which:
    Pirate #1: Avast ye scurvy weasel! Get below decks and peel me some taters!
    Pirate #2: Stick it in yer maggoty gob, ye salty sea nag!
    Translation: Hello, old friend! Do you have time to stay for lunch?
    Sadly, no. But thanks ever so much!

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  177. I love the fact that the cables don't twist! I have a tough enough time with my yarn!
    Janine
    jguidapo@yahoo.com

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  178. My experience (first) with lace knitting...the back seat of my friend's Honda Civic, driving on the Olympic Peninsula's Hwy 101, with Wendy Knits Lace, some Handspun yarn and bamboo needles. Reading a lace pattern. Bill, our driver made the comment that every time he looked at the cowl, it was getting smaller, not bigger. I cannot tell you how many times I unstitched and restitched that cowl, and it didn't start working for me until I made an emergency stop at a LYS and bought a pair of Addi's. A pricey lesson but ultimately the slender pointed tips made all the difference! Cannot wait to see these...

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  179. I would love a set of Chiaogoo interchangeable needles! They are my favorite needles and my little yarn shop is always out! I end up ordering different sizes just to test gauge and adjust. It would make things so much easier if I had them all ready to go!

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  180. I have been playing with lace knitting for about a year. I even taught myself to read charts. I'm very excited about that! I LOVED your class on knitting with beads on Craftsy. I still make a lot of mistakes but it would be much more fun to make them with a new set of interchangeable needles!

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  181. Best review ever ... if there wasn't a chance to win a set from you, I'd want to rush out and buy both sets!

    Hmmm, that might not have made you laugh ... DH also knits and our 1st interchangable set was a B-day gift for him, but I'm the one that uses it (they're metal), so we bought a wood set for him ... we both use it ... since he also loves red (especially red socks, which are amazingly hard to find to buy for a man) - I think this set is just what he needs to finally have a nice metal interchangeable set and to finally knit his great red sock yarn into his first socks ... and to knit lace, which he's done also.

    Laughing yet? Cause I could say that winning the set would save me a lot of money when I have to keep buying needles for your wonderful KALs!

    contact best via Rav - KnitFoolDeirdre

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  182. I love these needles! I'd so love an interchangable set of them!

    I can be reached at sneakygreyfeline@yahoo.com or 720-891-5836

    Saundra

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  183. OMG! I, NaniBear from Ravelry, would love, love, love a chance to win these interchangeables! I was just whinging about my own interchangeables and how they kept loosening up while working on Trapeze! Arrrgh!
    Speaking of which:
    Pirate #1: Avast ye scurvy weasel! Get below decks and peel me some taters!
    Pirate #2: Stick it in yer maggoty gob, ye salty sea nag!
    Translation: Hello, old friend! Do you have time to stay for lunch?
    Sadly, no. But thanks ever so much!

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  184. My friends already think I am crazy because I have started making "art" with knitting needles. No so much because I have broken ones....no because I have a few old, horrible ones that aren't fit to knit with! Best of luck to all of us!

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  185. Hi, Laura I'm the shawl that lives under the rocking chair. The woman that sits in the rocking chair put me here because she said " Oh my gosh thee needles #%€£ .I can't do this with these #%€£¥ needles. The #%€£¥ with this." So that's how I came to live under the rocking chair . If she wins the needles I get to live in the magical world of ABOVE .Uhm if she wins don't mention that I sent this email. Yours Truly,The Shawl

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