How are Knit Picks Foursquare Knitting Needles ergonomic?
A square needle decreases contact stress by giving your fingers a flat surface to rest on while knitting. This is different from a traditionally-shaped round needle, which forces your fingers to rest on a smaller, convex-shaped surface area. The tension caused by a round needle can result in poor circulation and impaired nerves. Eliminating or reducing contact tension by using a square needle can significantly reduce pain.
We’ve had a number of customers tell us that they had stopped knitting until they discovered square knitting needles!
Square needles are perfect for knitters who have arthritis, carpal tunnel or stiffness in their wrists and fingers. Even if you’re not currently experiencing hand or wrist pain, it’s worth treating them right by selecting needles and tools that support all the knitting they'll be doing for years to come!
Foursquare Interchangeable Circular Needle Set US 4-11, Knit Picks
Knit Picks' Foursquare Needle Set set combines the best of both worlds- the ergonomic benefits of four sided square needles, plus the gorgeous purples, greens, and blues, of their Majestic colorway.
Foursquare interchangeable knitting needles have the usual strong layers of laminated birch which have been carved into smooth, flat sides that fit perfectly against your fingers. The gently rounded corners offer a comfortable, secure grip, helping to relieve pain and tension in wrists and hands while creating more uniform stitches. Four sided needles are more ergonomic, and especially suited to arthritis or carpal tunnel sufferers.
This set comes with a travel case with 9 needle pockets to hold all your tips and two 4 1/2" pockets on the back to conveniently store your cables. Each needle tip length is 4 3/4".
This set is a great starter set for any knitter, offering maximum versatility. They can mix and match the tips and cables ready to start a new project any time.
Looking to expand your interchangeable knitting needle set? We have additional sizes of both Knit Picks Tips and Cables available for even more options.
Fun Fact: Foursquare needles can still be sized with a Knit Picks Needle Sizer, so a size 6 Foursquare needle will fit the same hole as a size 6 round needle. Your knitted gauge with Foursquare needles may vary from the same size round needle.
Note: The sizing of the cables refer to the total length achieved when the needle tips are attached to the cables.
9 Pairs of Foursquare Majestic Knitting Needle Tips
|US 4 (3.5mm)||US 9 (5.5mm)|
|US 5 (3.75mm)||US 10 (6mm)|
|US 6 (4mm)||US 10.5 (6.5mm)|
|US 7 (4.5mm)||US 11 (8mm)|
|US 8 (5mm)|
2 each of 24" and 32" lengths in Black
9" x 5" Snapped Clear Vinyl Needle Case
8 End caps
2 Cable keys