I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday to see if they carried a cable in size 8 for my boye interchangeable set. The smallest they appear to sell is a 16 which makes a 20 circular when the points are attached. Well, while I was there they are having a half off sale that ends saturday. This includes all knitting and crocheting assessories plus books. Sooo, I bought several packages of boye connectors and my husband made me a 6, 8 and 19 inch cable. The following is his directions:
To make any size cable for a boye circular needle set, use a piece of .080 (2mm-white) trimmer line. Shave the end down to a point that will fit in the coupling (connectors). Shave about 1/2" and when you have a fit, put a drop of crazy glue on the plastic end and push it in the coupling. The threaded end is a #2-56 miniature bolt 1/2" long cut off behind the head. Screw 1/2 of the bolt in the coupling after putting a drop of crazy glue in the coupling. The length is from one coupling end to the other not including the bolt threads. It takes about 15 minutes to make one of these cables up.
2 couplings (connectors) where boye is sold
2 #2-56 miniature bolts 1/2" long
1 piece of trimmer line to length
You could also buy a boye cable and cut it to length and on the bare end glue on the connector. Cut one bolt the same as above.
I tried mine and they work fine.
Arlene from Indiana