Blackthorn Double Points - US 0, 2.0mm (0)

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Blackthorn Double Points

$15.99 Each
$35.00

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.  

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4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (18)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (11)
  • Travel (7)
  • Professional (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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 what I expected

From the description, I was expecting something quite different from what I received. These are the grippiest needles I've ever worked with, to the point that it was uncomfortably difficult to slide my...Read complete review

From the description, I was expecting something quite different from what I received. These are the grippiest needles I've ever worked with, to the point that it was uncomfortably difficult to slide my stitches along them. I expected them to have nice sharp points because they're described as pointy, but I actually found them rather dull. When they rub against each other, they make an awful sound that's reminiscent of fingernails on a chalkboard mixed with a metal fork scraping against a plate, which makes me cringe every time I hear it. I wish I hadn't bought three pairs of these, because I won't be using them.

With some sanding, polishing, and sharpening, they might become usable, but it really shouldn't be necessary.

On the plus side, they have a pleasant sheen...

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2.0

Full of splinters

By michelle

from montana

Verified Buyer

Comments about true Double Points:

These needles came full of splinters. I was able to smooth them with an old nail buffer, but they are not usable out of the box

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  • No
 
5.0

I love these needles!

By susie

from Sequim, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • not so easy with dark yarns

Best Uses

    Comments about true Double Points:

    I never worry about bending or breaking the finer size needles! No problems with snagging yarn or dragging over tips. plus they were on sale.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    My Favorite DPN's

    By Leslie

    from Rockport, MA

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    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about true Double Points:

        These needles are my go-to's for socks. I have never had one break. Unlike metal needles they are warm to the touch. The stitches move smoothly on the matte material without slipping off.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Bought for their strength.

        By jen then

        from Northern Ontario Canada

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        Pros

          Cons

          • The sound Is like drywall rubbIng together

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel

          Comments about true Double Points:

          I wanted strong skinny needles, no joins. These meet both requirements, I did polish them with a wool hexpuff and fingers , the oil from hands after a couple of rows reduces the noise somewhat but its still there, I'll update review after a longer trial .

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          • No
           
          5.0

          If you don't 'get it' about BT's, read this.

          By Allthejazz

          from Ellicott City, MD

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use

          Cons

          • Limited Function

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Professional
          • Quick Repairs
          • Travel

          Comments about true Double Points:

          These are needles that grip your stitches hard. The odd texture is the best feature for me. I knit very fast, and need this grabbing action to keep my stitches from jumping off the needles. If you need slippery DP's - don't get them. If slippery needles make you all thumbs (e.g age, arthritis, etc.) They are a great boon to give you back control over how fast the fabric advances. The tips are great at isolating and retrieving a dropped stitch. (The slippery points added to Karbonz defeat that advantage. )Oh yeah -- They are unbreakable and they feel good (warm) in your hands).
          P.S. I own all types of needles and use most of them - socks are always Blackthorns

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Has a nice grip

          By MW

          from New York

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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Travel

            Comments about true Double Points:

            I like them. Good grip with the 000. It does have an odd sound, a combination of squeak and grind. I'm ok with it. I plan to buy other sizes.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            My favorite Sock DPNs

            By Windpins

            from Rockport,MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Use
            • Good length
            • Not slippery

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sock knitting

              Comments about true Double Points:

              These needles allow for control over small stitches as the needles are smooth without being slick. The length insures that the stitches are secure.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Blackthorn Rocks!

              By knit Bee

              from Midwest

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about true Double Points:

                Take getting used to. Yarn does not slip. Creates very even tension once you get used to them and you can knit very quickly with them. Yes they can make a scratchy noise but I didn't mind it.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Double pt. Needles by Blackthorn

                By Deb

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about true Double Points:

                  Right now I am knitting socks with my size 2 double pt. blackthorn needles. the yarn stays put on the needles very well, and that was what I was looking for!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome quality needles

                  By elRoy

                  from Asheville, NC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Weird Texture

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Professional
                  • Travel

                  Comments about true Double Points:

                  Great quality. The needle on needle texture is a little weird, keep nada rough.

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                  • No

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