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Jul 3, 2019 22:04:39   #
adamsdh
 
Has anyone tried the new ChiaoGoo Blue X-Flex cables?
https://www.handsomefibers.com/ChiaoGoo-BLUE-X-Flex-Extra-Flexible-Cables-S-Join

If so, what is your opinion of them?

I have the 8” red twist cable and attach it to 4” needles to make a 16” needle for hats.

Would the blue cable be a significant improvement in some way?

The longest length the blue cable comes in is 8”. What needle would you attach the shorter lengths (5”, 3”) to?

Handsome Fibers is having their 20% off sale July 4-5, so I thought it would be a good time to order.

Thanks in advance for any replies!
 
Jul 3, 2019 22:37:02   #
JMBeals
 
Darn!! I just got (Monday) the ChiaoGoo 4-8 shorties set from HF and had wanted extra 3" and 5" cables, 'cuz I use 2 circs + 1 instead of dpns. Either I missed 'em or HF got 'em in after I placed my order. Looks like I'd better take advantage of the sale. Thanx for your post.
Jul 3, 2019 23:03:55   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I've not tried the new blue cables, I've been looking at them....I might have to order a couple to try.... although I do have a heap of extra cords already for my ChiaoGoo sets but do use the cords for life-lines etc so extra are always handy to have
Jul 4, 2019 05:33:24   #
crochetthreads
 
I haven’t tried those yet but may have to order one to see how flexible they are, would have to use a 4” tip to make 16” circulars, 3” tip 14” Circular and so on, but would love to try it out.
Jul 4, 2019 07:58:47   #
Featherstitcher
 
Last week I talked myself out of the Handsome Fibers Chiaogoo shorties interchangeable, but when I saw the sale, I couldn’t resist. So I just ordered them. Yay! Thanks for the information.
Jul 4, 2019 09:32:12   #
Jiggs
 
I'm putting my order together on HF and this is what it says for the x flex blue cables:

An awesome interchangeable system containing both 2” and 3” (5cm & 8cm) tips allowing knitters to make short circulars 9” through 14" (23cm - 36cm) long, including differential circulars.

I sure wish they would come out with longer lengths for the 4" and 5" needles.
 
Jul 4, 2019 10:38:55   #
knituladay (a regular here)
 
JMBeals wrote:
Darn!! I just got (Monday) the ChiaoGoo 4-8 shorties set from HF and had wanted extra 3" and 5" cables, 'cuz I use 2 circs + 1 instead of dpns. Either I missed 'em or HF got 'em in after I placed my order. Looks like I'd better take advantage of the sale. Thanx for your post.


I don't know about HF but a lot of places will honor a sale for up to a week after the end date. Since it was so close to the sale when you bought, you could call to see what they might do for you.
Jul 4, 2019 11:00:32   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
I just ordered from HF and the sale is still there.
So I added to my ZING collection.
Jul 4, 2019 11:40:14   #
Mevbb
 
Oh heck, just went to the website and bought size 2 flexiflips. A little over $19 with not tax and shipping. Happy 4th of July to me.
Jul 4, 2019 12:21:39   #
snwyowl91
 
I bought a set and as far as I can tell there is no difference. I think the color is done to allow you to tell the new sets and sizes.
I have all the Chiagoo Needles and find the cables interchangeable.
Jul 4, 2019 12:39:07   #
kelsogal
 
Thanks for that info snwyowl91. Love CG cables and was wondering about the blues.
Placed my order last night with HF and so anxious to add to my CG collection with the shorties set.
 
Jul 4, 2019 13:22:25   #
Ladyj960 (a regular here)
 
Haven’t tried them, may have to.
Jul 4, 2019 13:32:50   #
riversong200 (a regular here)
 
I need additional cables for my ChiaoGoos but not sure what to order. I bought my set a couple of years ago. Would the twist cables work?
Jul 4, 2019 15:50:39   #
gardenlady4012 (a regular here)
 
riversong200 wrote:
I need additional cables for my ChiaoGoos but not sure what to order. I bought my set a couple of years ago. Would the twist cables work?


I only have the red cables, but have always read and heard that the cables are interchangeable.
Jul 4, 2019 17:16:38   #
JMBeals
 
knituladay wrote:
I don't know about HF but a lot of places will honor a sale for up to a week after the end date. Since it was so close to the sale when you bought, you could call to see what they might do for you.


LOL ........ HF's 20% holiday sale is storewide, so I've already taken advantage, thanx. I wuz just "darning" 'cuz it wud've been more efficient to have one order instead of 2. HF has just abt the best customer service on the planet and I support them waaaaaay too often with my $$ and little personal kudos with my orders. Tracy is too much of an enabler for this knitting tool junkie (sigh). BTW, for those of you asking abt CG cables: as long as you use the proper sized cable (mini, S, or L) for the appropriately sized group of tips, the cables are interchangeable within that group.
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