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ChiaoGoo - 5" Forte Stainless Steel Tipped Interchangeable Needle Set Complete US 2-15


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The 2024 Limited Edition blackwood and carbon fiber needles are tipped with sharp, stainless steel points and are packaged with a zippered case full of notions.  This ChiaoGoo set of lace needles is made for fast knitters who like sharp tips or who have nickel allergies but also love the warmth of wood in the hand.  This set includes: 
  • 5" Lace tips in sizes US 2 (2.75mm), US 3 (3.25mm), US 4 (3.5mm), US 5 (3.75mm), US 6 (4mm), US 7 (4.5mm), US 8 (5mm), US 9 (5.5mm), US 10 (6mm), US 10.5 (6.5mm), US 11(8mm), US 13 (9mm), and US 15 (10mm). Each threaded steel join is laser etched with the tip diameter and join size which will never wear off.  The shafts of the [S] join tips (US2-8 / 2.75-5mm) are made of carbon fiber for strength, flexibility & durability. Sizes US 9-15 / 5.5-10mm are an elegant combination of sleek, stainless steel and luxurious, African Blackwood. 
  • SWIV360 interchangeable cables. Silver in color, the cables have the same properties as the much-loved red and blue TWIST cables PLUS an added swivel feature! Each cable is a memory free, multi-stranded steel cable coated in silver gray nylon to make 14" (35cm), 22″ (56 cm), and 30″ (76 cm) circulars. 2 of each size in [S] & [L]
  • red TWIST [S] cables in 14", 22" & 30"
  • Also included with each set are end stoppers, T-shaped tightening keys, stitch markers, scissors, tape measure, safety pins, darning needles & a needle/swatch gauge. 
  • Forté case is just as elegant and functional as the tips and cables. It includes a double-sided, removable needle board that firmly houses all tips; elastic that securely holds but gives easy access to accessories; and four pockets to hold the rest of your knitting supplies including a spot for your pattern or notes.  It opens book-style with a full zipper enclosure to ensure that nothing falls out.
  • FORTE, SPIN & TWIST tips, cables and accessories are all switchable!

This is a Limited Edition Set.  ChiaoGoo is only making a specified number of these sets per year, and once they are sold out, they will not be available until the next year.  Please know that the next scheduled delivery is expected in late January 2024 with pre-orders opening December 18, 2023.  We have a very limited number of sets arriving, so make sure to pre-order to guarantee a set for yourself.  We will notify you once the Forté sets are on their way. Precision made, jaw-dropping beautiful knitting needle set for expert knitters.

ChiaoGoo is proud to support the African Blackwood Conservation Project (ABCP), an organization committed to replanting African Blackwood and raising awareness about the international importance of the tree as well as improving the standard of living in communities where they work.  They also advocate for environmental intervention in the Mt. Kilimanjaro watershed.  Visit for more information.  A Blackwood seedling will be planted and nurtured at the ABCP for each Forté set purchased.

ChiaoGoo was born in China where manufacturing began in the 1980's using bamboo knitting needles as the main source of income for the Zheng family.  The maternal figure was in constant need of better needles and is the driving force behind ChiaoGoo, which means "highly Skillful and crafty lady".  Leon Zheng, one of four brothers, started the distribution center in Troy, MI so that these wonderful goods could also be designed and marketed in America.  His distribution center is responsible for all needle designs since 2005 as well as equipment and manufacturing upgrades.  While the needles are still made in China, this company is of both China and the United States.

Every ChiaoGoo product purchased through an authorized ChiaoGoo dealer carries a product lifetime guarantee from manufacturing defect. 

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