Cranked Cable Needles 2.0mm, 5.0mm
These metal cranked cable needles are a new version of the traditional straight cable needles and temporarily hold stitches when knitting cable patterns, can be placed in front of or behind the knitting. Also used for some lace stitches. The “crank” in the cable needle stops the stitches slipping off as you work the stitches either side, something which can happen with the straight cable needles.
Whether you prefer a straight cable needle or a cranked cable needle is down to personal choice.