Revolutionary “Tipping Points” Knitting Needles Offer The Only Interchangeable Tips On the Market

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Once in a while at the AllFreeKnitting headquarters, we’re lucky enough to test revolutionary knitting products, like Coats & Clark’s latest release: Tipping Points.  Tipping Points is the innovative new knitting needle that offers the only interchangeable tip on the market.  That’s right; you won’t see this feature available anywhere else.  And with their sleek packaging and vibrant color selection, it’s hard not to take notice.  Take a look:

Tipping Points

Susan Bates Tipping Points Knitting Needles

The more I read about Susan Bates’ Tipping Points, the more eager I was to give them a try for myself — and I wanted to find out what they were used for.  After all, if this was a new feature that no other company had thought of before, it had the potential to be huge.

Essentially, Tipping Points is aimed at making the life of avid knitters much easier.  No matter which needle size you Tipping Point tipspurchase (current options include U.S. sizes 4-10.5), your new needle will come with three interchangeable tips, locking key and needle gripper.  Marketed as “the only set of knitting needles you’ll ever need,” Tipping Points are designed with unique needle shafts which allow the knitter to choose between three distinct tip profiles: Blunt, Medium and Sharp.

3 Unique Point Profiles

Depending on the type of project you’re working on, a simple change of needle tips can transform the experience from frustrating to fulfilling.  If you frequently work with loosely spun, art yarns, the Blunt tip is a great choice.  For all-purpose everyday projects, the Medium is the best option, while the Sharp tip makes lace knitting and cable work simpler and faster, minimizing the stress that results from such intricate projects.

Sizes for Tipping Points

For visual learners (like myself), Red Heart has posted an information video demonstrating how simple these tips are to use.  Check it out below, if you’re interested in finding out more information.


What do you think about interchangeable tips knitting needles?  Would you use them?


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  1. says

    hmmm … probably not. i use circs for all my knitting and if i were to use these … how many tips would i lose? they’re small; i could box them up, but i’d more than likely toss them in my bag or in a yarn bowl, forget where they were, lose track of one completely. so, no, i wouldn’t get them to use.

    • Sally Grebe says

      I bought some of these needles and I am using them right now. I love them. They have a nice weight to them and they are not real long. I will get them in all sizes.

  2. Michelle says

    I can see how this would be useful for a project with sections of stockinette and lace. I agree that storage of the tips could be an issue.

  3. LuAnne Smith says

    Oh YES! These would be such a blessing…..I make lace & the sharp tips in various sizes wood save a lot of space. I also do cables with bulky yarn, which means more needles, so interchangeable tips would slim down my needle pouch a whole lot…….I’m so anxious to know when & where I can get these needles…… Let me know?!?

  4. Catherine Meharg says

    I would worry about snagging the yarn. Also, More small objects to loose. Probably won’t be purchasing this product.

  5. joonbugh says

    I would love to use these! It doesn’t seem like too much bother to switch out tips, especially if you will be working for a while on a large project.

  6. Becky says

    I think this is a great idea, but I would also worry about losing the tips. I mainly use circular needles for everything, and would try a pair of them with these tips.

  7. says

    Yes I would use them. I think it is a wonderful idea it could really get you out of a tight spot knitting. Having all those points you probably would not need as many knitting needles. I wouldn’t fear them coming off especially after using interchangeable circs. Interchangeable tips, why not?

  8. Marcia Loftin says

    I would like to try them, I have been knitting over 60 years, and always open to try something new. I share the same feelings that most do on here, Would I be losing the tips.? Would be handy for taking with you, but once again, would worry about misplacing them.

  9. Dianne L Springer says

    I would like to try them. I work with a variety of yarns, from lightweight for lacy knitting to bulky for blankets and such. I keep an old AVON rollup jewelry bag with my knitting for the smaller items so I do not lose them. How soon will these be available to the public?

  10. jeannette frank says

    Very interesting. I most likely would use them. I don’t think it would be a problem keeping the tips available for whatever size needle I would use. I have lots of snack bags. I use lots of differnts yarns..especially for scrap afghans.

  11. Debbie says

    I never realized there were different tips for different yarns! Wow, learn something new every day!

  12. jackie says

    so very rarely use straight needles these days, I’m unlikely to buy any more for the moment. if they were offered with interchangeable circular tips, I might consider, but it’s just something else to lose I think

  13. Sharon McLellan says

    I use to have a set of circular needles and loved them, thought I would not be doing any more
    kintting so I sold them. I was very wrong, now I would love to have them and I would think
    this set of the needles would be an ideal set to have if they come in a case of some sort
    to keep everything.

  14. says

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my
    comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  15. Baby B says

    I just saw these at Joann’s tonight. They are thirty dollars per pair. I think that’s pretty expensive for what you get. I’ll stick with what I already have, they work just fine.

  16. says

    I’m not certain the place you are getting your information, but great topic. I must spend some time learning more or working out more. Thank you for wonderful info I used to be on the lookout for this information for my mission.

  17. fkgma says

    Absolutely I would use them. I have had enough of the issues they would take care, of such as picking up lace stitches or splitting yarns to realize how invaluable they could be. At their price, I would have to replace them very slowly. I assume when they see how well they sell, they could start making their circular needles with the same tips.

  18. Linda Newcomb says

    I’d probably buy 1 set to try it out. Any chance they’ll make them for circular needles, too? Yes. Not losing small parts might be a problem!

  19. Donna says

    I’ve seen ads for these but haven’t been able to find them yet. I would love to try them out! I like the idea of getting the sizes that I would use most as opposed to having to buy a whole set of sizes, half of which I probably wouldn’t use. Plus I just love toys!

  20. Claudia Campbell says

    I love gadgets and these would be fun to try depending on the price. But yikes! $30 is a bit steep. No I wouldn’t pay that much to experiment unless it was a circular and probably not then either.

  21. suzanne says

    other than knitters that are lever style under the arm holders…does anyone even use straights anymore? would love to try when and if they come out with some form of circ’s..nice concept and good looking needle a sorta dupe for signatures but with tip options and less expensive

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