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3.6

Blackthorn Double Points

Blackthorn Double Pointed Needles have the feel of wood and the strength of steel. The pointed tips make fine work easier, and Blackthorns have enough grab to keep yarn on the needle but are slick enough to work fast. Virtually indestructible! Set of 5 needles included, each 6" long. Available in sizes US 0000 - US 4. Crafted in the USA.

Note: These needles may have a slight residue that could mar white or light-colored yarns. The manufacturer suggests thoroughly wiping down each needle before initial use.  

$35.00 each $15.99 each
  • 0000 US 0000, 1.25mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
  • 000 US 000, 1.5mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
  • 00 US 00, 1.75mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
  • 0 US 0, 2.0mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
  • 1 US 1, 2.5mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
  • 2 US 2, 3mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
  • 4 US 4, 3.5mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
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BlackthornDouble Points
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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    (1)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (8)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (5)
    • Professional (3)
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      • Experienced (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Best yet

    By AnnaInMD

    from Lexington Park, Maryland

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    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Mittens
      • Socks

      Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

      No matter what type of knitting material, wool, silk, cotton, etc, the stitches do not slide off the needle but do come off smoothly while knitting. Absolutely love the feel, the warmth, the soft touch, the strength.

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      5.0

      Surprisingly... I love mine

      By The Knotty Knitter

      from Redding, CA

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      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Use
      • Sharp Tips On One Side
      • Smooth surface
      • Super Strong
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Makes A Weird Noise

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Professional
      • Quick Repairs
      • Travel

      Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

      I purchased these because I was tired of bamboo dpn's always breaking and not having sharp enough tips.

      These have very sharp tips on one side and a little dull on the other. Works for me, but some people may not like that.

      They also make a weird sound when they rub together. I wouldn't even hear it if the tv was on or a radio.

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      1.0

      not usable for knitting

      By lead hand

      from ohio

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Limited Function

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

          The needle surface is dull, so dull that it scratches when pulling the yarn for tension. The points are short and blunt.
          i use steel and wooden needles for various reasons but i can not see a purpose for these.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Don't know what to think

          By Thora

          from Chicago, IL

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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use

          Cons

          • Makes A Horrible Noise
          • Not Very Sharp

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

            They made a horrible noise when rubbed together in the paper package. The noise gets better when not in the package and after some additional sanding and polishing. They also aren't very sharp- but ran them through an old fashioned pencil sharpener to make a point. Not as comparable to knitter's pride without the metal tip as I thought.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Light and strong

            By knittybawdon

            from madison, wi

            About Me Experienced, Professional

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            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Lightweight
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Blunt Tip
            • Makes A Weird Sound
            • Very Grabby

            Best Uses

              Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

              I have used these to make a couple pairs of socks now. They are even lighter than bamboo, and have a pleasant, warm feeling in the hand. Unlike other carbon fiber needles, these do no have steel tips. This eliminates the bumpy join, but also means that the tips are not sharp and are very grabby. My gauge was much looser than normal, since the entire surface of the needle feels textured. It was harder to pull the stitches across. Overall I like the needles, but they aren't for every knitter or every project.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not so much

              By lexmex

              from Altadena, CA

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              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Rough Texture

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

              I was looking for fine needles to make light weight mitts for use in an office environment. The first #1 broke, the next #0 bent. I purchased these with the hope that they would be resilient and strong. They were. I purchased #000 and #0000. They are expensive, but strong and resilient. However they have a slightly roughened testure to mimic wood and are unpleasant to work with because they feel dry, scratchy and tend to snag very fine fibers like silk.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Carbon Fiber dpn's

              By Peggy

              from Foxboro, MA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Lightweight
              • Like bamboo

              Cons

              • Too non-slippery
              • Unpleasant sound

              Best Uses

              • Yarns that need grip

              Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

              Made of very lightweight carbon fiber. Had to try. Have ridges I do not like at all.

              Not inexpensive.

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              • No

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              At last, something new

              By allthejazz

              from Baltimore, Md

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              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Professional

                Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

                Just like they say: feels like wood; nice sharp tips...and indestructible. Enough grab to hold slippery yarns; enough ease to slide the novelties. I love to hold them, look at them, and of course use them. One caution: don't sit or step on them!

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                • No

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best DP's in th euniverse.

                By allthejazz

                from Baltimore, Md

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                Pros

                • All the features of ebony
                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Use
                • Never break
                • Sharp points
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Since they dont break do

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Professional
                • Travel

                Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

                These no-slide sock needles are magnificent. They grab the wool and hold it in place; their points make it easy to do even tricky twists and cables. They look and act like ebony, only better..since they are virtually unbreakable. Easily worth the price since unless you lose them, they will never need replacng.

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