The newest addition to our handcrafted Indian Lake Artisan hexagonal knitting needle line is our interchangeable circular needle. The interchangeable needles are available as a complete set, and separate needle components. Our interchangeable needles have our patented hexagonal shape, and like our fixed circular needles, have a Michigan made stainless steel connector that swivels on the cord and provides a snag free join. The swivel prevents the interchangeable needle tips from unscrewing themselves as you knit. There is no need for a tightening tool as the stainless steel connector once screwed together and hand tightened will stay tight.
Our interchangeable knitting needle sets are named in honor of my mom, Margaret Ellen. My mom was an accomplished seamstress, crafter, quilter and artist. She was a great inspiration for me to become an artist, to work hard, have fun and to follow my dreams.
The sets are available in three variations: The Margaret, The Ellen, and The Artisan. Each variation includes our exclusive handcrafted designer knitting needle case, two Connectors, and three Cords in 24″, 32″, and 40″ lengths in addition to the Interchangeable Circular Needle tips in your choice of Walnut, Cherry, or Maple. The Margaret includes US Size 3 through 10.5 needles, The Ellen includes US Size 6 through 15 needles, and The Artisan includes US Size 3 through 15 needles.
Please note that the current shipping estimate on our Needle Sets is 6 to 12 weeks.
Customizing your interchangeable needles to fit your own personal knitting style is easy. If you like a shorter barrel length to form a 16 inch circular needle, or a longer tip length to fit your hands better, call us for more information.
The Margaret is $325 and includes US Size 3 through 10.5 needles
The Ellen is $325 and includes US Size 6 through 15 needles
The Artisan is $415 and includes US Size 3 through 15 needles
Made in Michigan – Made in the USA
Wood Options & Characteristics
We handcraft our hexagonal knitting needles using three sustainable North American hardwoods; walnut, cherry and maple. The maple is the lightest in color, the strongest, and when we hand sand the needles, because of the dense wood grain, it polishes up to be the slickest of the three woods. The maple will never be as slick as a metal needle and the hexagonal shape keeps the stitches where you want them to be. The cherry wood is a medium honey color and is the middle range of slickness, and the walnut is the darkest color, chocolate like, and has the most grab. All three woods are smooth and the differences are fairly minor. The size 2 is our smallest size and we can only make the size 2’s in the maple wood. Sizes 3, 4 and 5 we make in maple and cherry, and the size 6 and larger we can add in the walnut. We use 100% natural Michigan beeswax to condition the wood during the sanding process. There are no laminates or toxic finishes.