Classed as luxury knitting needles, signature knitting needles are sumptuously handmade with quality materials.
This company is known for its invention of the “stiletto” point, an ultra-sharp tip for fine and intricate work.
Wondering what types of knitting needles and tools this company has available? Or whether they’re worth it or not? My review will help guide you through all the options.
Table Of Contents
- What Are Signature Knitting Needles?
- Signature Fixed Circular Knitting Needles
- Signature Convertible Circular Knitting Needles
- Signature Double Point Knitting Needles
- Signature Single Point Straight Needles
What Are These Types Of Needles?
Created by the knitting needles and notions company Signature Needle Arts. They are a family-owned company based in Wisconsin, the USA.
All their products are made locally with ethically, sustainably sourced materials. While predominantly known for their knitting needles, they also sell patterns, books, a select range of yarn, and other accessories.
They sell three main types of needles, circulars, double point needles, (DPNs) and single point knitting needles. The circular ones they sell are both available as fixed and interchangeable versions.
All their products are precision engineered.
They’re made from aircraft quality anodized aluminum, which is aluminum treated to reduce corrosion and wear. Also, to make the surface smoother. They hold paint better too.
These needles, points and caps are hand polished, smoothed with a finish, and later painted in lovely, vibrant colors.
This company is one of the few brands that offers lifetime warranty on all their products.
Signature Fixed Circular Needles
Fixed circulars designed for knitting socks, but they can be used for almost any project provided they suit the yarn involved. These don’t swivel at the join, unlike the convertible needles.
Note: These are the only fixed circulars available from this company, they used to make different ones, but have since been discontinued.
You can buy them individually or in premade sets. More options are available on their website.
- Made From: Aluminum, and the cords are made from super-strong nylon cord.
- Available In These Needle Styles: All three, (Stiletto tip, Middle, and Blunt) The one you choose determines the ease of getting into the stitches.
- Available In These Needle Sizes: U.S. 1/2.25mm, and U.S. 2/2.75mm.
- Available In These Lengths: Cord Lengths – 9 inches only
- A wide variety of cord lengths available
- Cords are very flexible without being annoying
- Lifetime warranty
- Sometimes the yarn can snag at the joins, but this is very rare.
Signature Convertible Circulars
Now, while these might look like average interchangeable circulars. Rather than being a conventional design for interchangables, they’re a hybrid between that type and fixed ones.
They’re screw operated. The thickness of the cord sizes matches one needle size, and only that one.
Something that’s a bit annoying is you cannot swap cord lengths between different tips with different needle sizes.
You can buy them individually or save money and choose from preselected sets. More options on the website.
- Made From: Aluminum, and the cables are made from super-strong nylon cord. Each size has a different color.
- Available In These Needle Styles: All three, (Stiletto, Middy, and Blunter)
- Available In These Needle Sizes: U.S. 1/2.25mm, U.S. 2/2.75mm, U.S. 3/3.25mm, U.S. 4/3.50mm, U.S. 5/3.75mm, U.S. 6/4.0mm, U.S. 7/4.50mm, U.S. 8/5.0mm, U.S. 9/5.50mm, and U.S. 10/6.00mm.
- Available In These Lengths: Lengths Of The Needle – 4″, 5″, and 6″. | Cord Lengths – 16″, 20″, 24″, 32″, 40″, and 47″.
- A wide variety of cord lengths available for these knitting needles
- The convertible joins are very smooth
- Cords are very flexible without being annoying
- Lifetime guarantee
- Suitable for all kinds of fiber, works with everything
- Sometimes thin or lace-weight yarns might catch on the joins in interchangeable circulars. But this is very rare and hardly ever happens.
- Sometimes the joins may unscrew, and the cord and needle come apart.
- Some people found they were difficult to master putting together.
- Some cord lengths aren’t available for specific needle sizes. You’ll need to be careful in choosing them to suit the things you knit.
- While some found them sutiable for their needs to do the magic loop method, others found they couldn’t do the magic loop as the cable was too stiff.
Signature Double Point Needles
Quality made double-pointed needles, available in vibrant colors and sharp tips. Perfect for making hats, socks, and other projects.
If you’re a sock knitter, you’re in luck, there’s a set designed for sock knitting, They are featured above.
You can buy them in sets or individual pieces, up to you in the end. More options are available on their website.
- Made From: Aluminum
- Available In These Needle Tip Styles: Stiletto, and one model with two different tips, one Stiletto and one blunt.
- Available In These Needle Sizes: U.S. 1/2.25mm, 2.5mm, U.S. 2/2.75mm, U.S. 3.0mm, US 3/3.25, U.S. 4/3.50mm, U.S. 5/3.75mm, U.S. 6/4.00mm, U.S. 7/4.50mm, and U.S. 8/5.00mm.
- Available In These Lengths: 5″, 6 and 8 inches. The 6 and 8 inch lengths are good for larger projects. Also, 4″ with one blunt tip and one stiletto.
- A favorite of knitters who prefer working with ultra-sharp points
- Lifetime manufacturers’ guarantee
- These knitting needles are made from excellent quality materials
- A smooth surface to prevent the yarn snagging and making it easy to slide the stitches across
- Many knitters like the way the stitches stay on the needle
- Lightweight to prevent strain on the hands
- The price is expensive but very well worth the investment
Signature Single Point Straight Needles
Single point or straight needles get the same luxurious, high-quality Signature treatment with these models.
They come in a range of different colors, but the end caps are always a silvery tone. There are three different decorative end caps available, a spiral, a bell, and a teardrop. All look equally lovely.
They come in handy prepackaged sets, or you can purchase them one at a time. More options on their website.
- Made From: Aluminum
- Available In These Needle Tip Styles: All three, (Stiletto, Middy, and Blunt)
- Available In These Sizes: US 1/2.25mm, 2.50mm, US 2/2.75mm, 3.0mm, US 3/3.25mm, US 4/3.50mm, US 5/3.75mm, US 6/4.00mm, US 7/4.50mm, US 8/5.00mm, 9/5.50mm, and US 10/6.00mm.
- Available In These Lengths: 7″, 10″ and 14″
- Lifetime warranty, like all their knitting needles
- A convenient size for traveling and small to large projects
- Smooth but still with good grip
- Made of quality materials
- Low maintenance
- Some experienced drag on the aluminum length of the needle
- Sometimes the paint can wear off or chip, but this is quite rare
- Expensive for just one pair of needles
Signature needles are luxurious, expertly crafted knitting needles, a joy to work with, and guaranteed to last for years.
Which style appeals to you most, and would you consider these knitting needles now you’ve read this post?
Do you already have signature needles and if so, why do you like them? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.