Blackthorn Double Points

$9.99 Each
$35.00

Select item(s) below before adding to bag.

Add to Wishlist

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.  

Blackthorn Double Points - US 000, 1.5mm (000)
(000) US 000, 1.5mm
$9.99
Blackthorn Double Points - US 2, 3mm (2)
(2) US 2, 3mm
$9.99
Blackthorn Double Points - US 4, 3.5mm (4)
(4) US 4, 3.5mm
$9.99

Select item(s) above before adding to bag.

Add to Wishlist

Recommendations for You

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
BLACKTHORNDouble Points
 
4.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (18)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (11)
  • Travel (7)
  • Professional (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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.

VS

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...

Reviewed by 28 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Great for loose knitters!

By 

from undisclosed

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Comments about BLACKTHORN Double Points:

From previous reviews, a lot of people didn't like these needles. As I knit exceptionally loosely, they're perfect. The 000-size - which is what I use to get standard gauge on most sock yarns - has just enough grab that no needles slide out while I'm not using them (i.e. when turning a heel). Other people have noted the grindy noise when knitting; I did not find any such problem, and nor did those sitting around me.

On the other hand, considering what most people use to achieve gauge, I can see where the grippy texture of these needles could cause a problem.

If you're a loose knitter, you're going to be happy with this product. If you're not, I'd suggest you look to something else.

 
2.0

No

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BLACKTHORN Double Points:

The needles are pretty, but I don't like the way the feel in my hands while I'm knitting. They feel like chalk on the blackboard when they rub together.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Unlike anything else: a great addition to my knitting tools

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BLACKTHORN Double Points:

I purchased 2 sets of Blackthorn needles at 70% discount, a huge deal. I like a variety of tools, each suited to different projects and yarns. So, despite some negative reviews, I thought I'd give these a go. For what it's worth, I knit English style with a pencil hold grip, and my tension tends to be on the tight side. These needles were amazingly grippy like nothing else I've used before. The stitches at rest stayed put without any tightening on my part, but once in motion they moved without a lot of effort. I can see how they would be perfect for slippery yarns. I did feel a few tiny splinters but expect that may disappear with use. They do give off a distinctive door, not unpleasant particularly, and make a squeaky noise that didn't bother me. They make a great addition to my collection of needles.

 
5.0

Smooth and easy

By 

from Edmonton, AB

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BLACKTHORN Double Points:

      Received a set of these a few years ago as a gift. Was so impressed I've been searching for additional sizes in our local yarn store ever since. My lack of shopping success drove me to the internet and WEBS had exactly what I was looking for. These DPNs are comfortable to hold and the yarn slides between the needles smoothly, without catching or fraying.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Blunt points

      By 

      from Rockwell,NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Yarn doesn't slide, drags

        Best Uses

        • Will use on occasion

        Comments about BLACKTHORN Double Points:

        Used to knit a pair of socks, yarn really did not slide well on these needles. The point is very blunt, which is not good on sock yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Full of splinters

        By 

        from montana

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about BLACKTHORN 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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I love these needles!

        By 

        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 BLACKTHORN 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 

          from Rockport, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BLACKTHORN 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Bought for their strength.

              By 

              from Northern Ontario Canada

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • The sound Is like drywall rubbIng together

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Travel

                Comments about BLACKTHORN 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 .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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

                By 

                from Ellicott City, MD

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use

                Cons

                • Limited Function

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Professional
                • Quick Repairs
                • Travel

                Comments about BLACKTHORN 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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Displaying reviews 1-10

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

                Top of Page