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    3.5

    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 29 $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
    • 3 US 3, 3.25mm In Stock 11 $15.99
    • 4 US 4, 3.5mm In Stock 50+ $15.99
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    BlackthornDouble Points
     
    3.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    60%

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    Pros

    • Can withstand use (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (3)
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      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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        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

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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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          (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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          At last, something new

          By allthejazz

          from Baltimore, Md

          About Me Professional

          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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            (4 of 5 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.

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