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Hiya Hiya Needles – Your Complete Guide [Updated for 2020]

HiyaHiya needles are engineered by a small family factory in Shanghai, China. A brand favored by knitters who love sharp points and slick stainless steel.

They make a range of interchangeables, circulars and double pointed needles.

Straight knitting needles aren’t part of the range. There are Single Point adapter sets that can create a straight needle with interchangeable tips.

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HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles

Large 4 Inch Set

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles 4 inch large set

Large 5 Inch Set

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles 5 Inch Large set

Small 4 Inch Set

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles 4 Inch Small set

Small 5 Inch Set

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Needles 5 Inch Large Set

HiyaHiya Steel Interchangeable Needles feature keyless screw on connections and swivel cables. The tips are made from stainless steel, and the points are slightly rounded.

Each HiyaHiya interchangeable set also includes a practical and portable brocade case in assorted colors and needle grips.

Please note the small sizes only fit the small cables and the large cables only fit the larger needles.

Small Set Features

  • 4″ Set Small Needle Set includes 7 sets of tips in sizes from US 2 (2.75mm), US 3 (2.75mm), US 4 (3.25mm), US 5 (3.75mm), US 6 (4mm) US 7 (4.5mm), and US 8 (5mm).
  • 4″ Needle Sets Cord Lengths Included – 4 cables to make needles that are 16″, 24″, 32″ and 40″
  • 5″ Set Small Set includes 7 sets of tips in sizes from US 2 (2.75mm) -US 8 (5mm);
  • 5″ Needle Sets includes 4 cables to make needles that are 18″, 26″, 34″, and 42″.

Large Set Features

  • Needle Sizes Included – The 4″ large set includes the following tips: 9US/5.5mm, 10US/6mm, 10.5US/6.5mm, 11US/8mm, 13US/9mm, and 15US/10mm.
  • Cord Lengths Included – 4 cables to make knitting needles that are 16″, 24″, 32″ and 40″
  • The 5″ Large set includes the following tips: 9US/5.5mm, 10US/6mm, 10.5US/6.5mm, 11US/8mm, 13US/9mm, and 15US/10mm
  • 4 cables to make needles that are 18″, 26″, 34″, and 42″.

Pros

  • The cords actually have a swivel attachment, life line
  • The cords are nice and soft.
  • Sharp points
  • Polished smooth surface
  • Yarn moves smoothly on needles but they don’t slip off.
  • The connection between tip and cable is smooth with no catches
  • Great quality and affordable

Cons

  • Fabric cases may not last long

Large 4 Inch Set

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Large 5 Inch Set

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Small 4 Inch Set

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Small 5 Inch Set

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HiyaHiya Sharps

4 Inch Sharps Set

HiyaHiya Sharps 4 inch

5 Inch Sharps Set

HiyaHiya Sharps 5 Inch

High quality stainless steel interchangeables tips with a long tapered sharp point.

The Sharp Hiyahiya interchangeable set feature keyless screw-on connections with flexible cables with lifeline holes, good joins, and a smooth finish.

Sizes are etched on the knitting needles. The small set is perfect of socks, sleeves and circular projects.

The fine point is excellent for delicate patterns with many decreases or small-gauge projects on tightly-wound yarn.

Small Set Features

  • 4″ Set Small Set includes 7 sets of tips in sizes from US 2 (2.75mm), US 3 (2.75mm), US 4 (3.25mm), US 5 (3.75mm), US 6 (4mm), US 7 (4.5mm), and US 8 (5mm).
  • 4″ Set Cord Lengths Included – 4 cables to make knitting needles that are 16″, 24″, 32″ and 40
  • 5″ Set Small Set includes 7 sets of tips in sizes from US 2 (2.75mm) – US 8 (5mm).
  • 5″ Set includes 4 cables to make needles that are 18″, 26″, 34″, and 42″.

Large Set Features

  • Stainless Steel Needle Sizes Included – The 4″ large set includes the following tips: 9US/5.5mm 10US/6mm 10.5US/6.5mm 11US/8mm 13US/9mm 15US/10mm
  • Cord Lengths Included – 4 cables to make needles that are 16″, 24″, 32″ and 40″
  • The 5″ Large set includes the following tips: 9US/5.5mm, 10US/6mm, 10.5US/6.5mm, 11US/8mm, 13US/9mm, and 15US/10mm
  • 4 cables to make needles that are 18″, 26″, 34″, and 42″.

Pros

  • Makes lace knitting much faster and easier.
  • Lightweight to handle and warm quickly to the hand
  • The lifeline hole in the right hand needle when threaded allows a lifeline to be through every stitch as you work through the row.

Cons

  • Some users found the needle tips didn’t stay in the pouch when transporting them.
  • Depending on the way you hold your needles, these may be too sharp for those who push the needle tips.

4 Inch Sharps Set

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5 Inch Sharps Set

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HiyaHiya Circular Knitting Needles

HiyaHiya Circular Knitting Needles

Circulars available in a range of sizes, needle length and materials. One of the most popular being the 9″ circular. These are perfect for sock knitting, hats, sleeves and toys.

Available in the following lengths.

Bamboo Circulars

  • 9 inch – US 0 – 9
  • 16 inch – US 0 – 15
  • 24 inch – US 0 – 15
  • 32 inch – US 0 – 15
  • 40 inch – US 0 – 15
  • 60 inch – US 0 – 15

Steel Circulars

  • 9 inch – US 000 – 9
  • 11 inch – US 000 – 0
  • 12 inch – US 000 – 9
  • 16 inch – US 000 – 15
  • 20 inch – US 000 – 15
  • 24 inch – US 000 – 15
  • 32 inch – US 000 – 15
  • 40 inch – US 000 – 15
  • 47 inch – US 000 – 15
  • 60 inch – US 000 – 15

Sharps Circulars

  • 9 inch – US 0 – 9
  • 16 inch – US 0 – 19
  • 24 inch – US 0 – 19
  • 32 inch – US 0 – 19
  • 40 inches – US 0 – 19

Pros

  • HiyaHiya circulars Slick surface to speed up knitting
  • Connection between needle and cable is smooth

Cons

  • If you try to knit socks on the 9″ for the first time, you might find it a bit awkward.
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HiyaHiya Flyers

Hiya Hiya Flyers

8 Inch HiyaHiya Circular and double pointed needle in one. This new needle style combines the best of both worlds.

Double pointed set of 3 needles to work small projects with the flexibility and comfort of a cable putting the tip out of your way when not in use.

The 3″ Sharp tips seamlessly and smoothly connect by a 2″ cable.

Perfect for hats, socks, gloves, or when you normally use a double pointed needle.

Pros

  • The combination of steel tips with a cable in between makes small circumference knitting easier
  • 3 required rather than 4 or 5 DPNs
  • The flexible cable in the middle keeps the stitches in place as they don’t pop off the end

Cons

  • More points so you might poke yourself accidentally.
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HiyaHiya Double Pointed Needles

HiyaHiya Double Pointed Needles

Smooth and fast steel needles in a range of sizes from small to large. Sharp tips won’t spilt the yarn. Great for intricate lace work and cables. Comes in a fabric carry case.

The materials used are Stainless Steel and Resin-injected bamboo. It strengthens the core of the bamboo needle, making it more sturdy than traditional bamboo needles.

5″, 6″ and 8″ lengths in Bamboo – Sizes US 0-15

4″, 6″ and 8″lengths in Steel – Sizes US 000-3 in 4 inch and Sizes US 000-10 in 6 inch and US 000-8 in 8 Inch

6″ and 8″ lengths in Sharps – US 0-10 in 6 Inch and US 0-8 in 8 Inch

Pros

  • Great for a variety of knitting projects – socks, gloves, mittens and hats

Cons

  • Some knitters may find DPNs awkward to work with in the beginning
  • Not suitable for beginner sock knitters
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Knitters highly recommend the HiyaHiya Needles. They make for slick and speedy knitting and are a favorite of knitters who love metal needles.

If you’ve used these before, why are they a favorite of yours?

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