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Chiaogoo FORTE 2.0 Interchangeable 5" Set

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Introducing Special Edition, Forte™ 2.0 interchangeable set!

In this newest generation set, the [S] join tips are made with stainless steel ends and carbon fibre shafts. They have smooth joins and the perfect grab, and they're VERY strong!. (Sizes 2.75mm - 5mm, US 2 - 8)

The [L] join tips are made of stainless steel and lustrous African blackwood that is slick for your yarn feed, and beloved by everyone who owns the 1.0 set.

All tips are permanently laser imprinted with the diameter and join size which will never wear off!

The superb case is well designed and super functional : Made of REACH compliant man-made material, it includes a double-sided, removable needle board that firmly holds tips; elastic that securely holds but gives easy access to accessories; and four pockets to hold your knitting supplies.

And, true to their other cases, it opens book-style with a full zipper enclosure to
ensure that nothing falls out.


As with their steel tips, these needles are just the right amount of pointy with a really great taper, that's neither too severe or so long that it affects your gauge.  ChiaoGoo have really mastered these tips.

In addition to the accessories in the original set, the Forte 2.0 includes an additional set of three red TWIST [S] cables - perfect for us fans of Chiaogoo's wonderful red cables!


  • Eight pairs of 5in (13cm) tips (2.75mm, 3mm, 3.25mm, 3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm) in light weight carbon fibre with stainless steel tips

  • Six pairs of 5in (13cm) tips (5.5mm, 6mm, 6.5mm, 8mm, 9mm and 10mm) in luxurious African Blackwood with sleek stainless steel tips

  • Six memory-free SWIV360™ cables (1 x 14in, 1 x 22in and 1 x 30in with Small [S] connections; and 1 x 14in, 1 x 22in and 1 x 30in with Large [L] connections)

  • Three memory-free TWIST Red Lace cables ( 1 x 14in, 1 x 22in and 1 x 30in [S])

  • Chiaogoo Stainless Steel scissors

  • Chiaogoo Measuring tape

  • End stoppers (one pair each of Small [S] and Large [L])

  • Stitch markers

  • Two Darning needles

  • Double Sided Needle/swatch gauge

  • Two tightening keys

  • Four cable connectors

  • One heart-shaped gripper

  • Two [L] - [S] adapters

  • Two safety pins

  • A neat tool tin!

This set will make 24", 32", 40" (60cm, 80cm, 100cm) and longer length circulars (stoppers include cable connectors for longer lengths). 


  • When securing the connection with your tightening key, be sure to hold the tip by its metal join (not the shaft).
  • Occasionally wipe down your cables with rubbing alcohol to ensure a smooth yarn feed.
  • When removing stoppers from your cable, use two tightening keys to loosen the join and then unscrew by hand.
  • Store and handle your cables safely. They are memory-free, not kink-free.

ChiaoGoo is proud to support the African Blackwood Conservation Project (ABCP), an organization committed to replanting African Blackwood and raising awareness about the international importance of the tree as well as improving the standard of living in communities where they work. They also advocate for environmental intervention in the Mt. Kilimanjaro watershed. Visit for more information. A Blackwood seedling will be planted and nurtured at the ABCP for each Forté set purchased.

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The Forté set includes:

  • 14 pairs of 5” (13 cm) tips 2.75 - 10mm (US2 – 15).
  • Each threaded steel join is laser etched with the tip diameter and join size which will not wear off ever.
  • Six memory-free SWIV360 cables
  • Steel scissors
  • A measuring tape
  • End stoppers
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needles
  • A swatch/needle gauge, and more!! (seriously - watch the video!)

All Forté parts and pieces have [S] or [L] size joins so they are switchable with all other similarly coded Chiaogoo interchangeable parts.

This is the Rolls Royce of Interchangeable Stainless Steel Circular Needle systems! ChiaoGoo exist solely for engineering the best needles, and it really shows.

(Please note - due to teeny tiny margins on this product, no discount codes are valid to use against this item.)