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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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

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)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best DP's in th euniverse.

    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,...Read complete review

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not so much

    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...Read complete review

    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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    4.0

    Lightweight yet strong DPNs

    By zebramouse

    from Hope Mills, NC

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackthorn Double Points:

          Tough yet flexible, these carbon DPNs are quite pointy and easy to use, yet stand up to very tight knitting, even in a size 00.

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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

            About Me Experienced

            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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                • No

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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

                Verified Buyer

                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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                    Comment on this review

                    (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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (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

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    At last, something new

                    By allthejazz

                    from Baltimore, Md

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    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

                      About Me Experienced

                      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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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