Understanding ChiaoGoo interchangeable needles.
ChiaoGoo has two types of needle tips: SPIN Bamboo and TWIST Lace. These are interchangeable with both the SPIN and TWIST Red cables.
"Size" of the tips refers to the diameter of the needle tip. For example 4,00 mm (US6; UK 8).
The Mini [M] tips come in TWIST Lace only and range from 1,50 mm up to 2,50 mm. All Mini [M] tips fit Mini [M] TWIST Red cables.
The Small [S] tips come in TWIST Lace and SPIN Bamboo and range from 2,75 mm up to 5,00 mm. All Small [S] tips fit all Small [S] SPIN and TWIST cables. With a Tip Adapter [S-Mini] you can use [S] tips on [M] cables.
The Large [L] tips range from 5,50 mm up to 10 mm and fit the Large [L] SPIN and TWIST cables. (We currently do not stock the Large range.)
The tips come either in Standard length (5"/13 cm) or Short length (4"/10 cm).
ChiaoGoo displays the length of the entire cable. To get the correct size circular needle, bear in mind that you have to add the length of the tips to the length of the cable. For example a 55 cm cable will make a 75-80 cm needle.
Please note that HiyaHiya and ChiaoGoo are not compatible.