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 Majestic Interchangeable Needle Tips, Knit Picks
Knit Picks' Foursquare Needles combine the best of both worlds- the ergonomic benefits of four sided square needles, plus the rich purples, greens, and blues, of their Majestic colorway.
Foursquare interchangeable knitting needles have the strong layers of laminated birch you have come to love from Knit Picks. This time they've been carved to have 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.
View the entire Options Interchangeable Knitting Needle family here.
Available in US sizes 4-17
Set of two
Needle length is 4 3/4"
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.