Back in November, we got our first shipment of Karbonz, a new carbon needle from Knitter’s Pride. We started with the double pointed needles, just to see how we liked them, and because the small range of sizes (US 000 – 4) lent itself to sock knitting, which is so often done on double points. The reviews are in, and so far, knitters agree: Karbonz are awesome. They’re sturdier than wooden needles at these tiny sizes, slightly flexible, lightweight, and warm to the touch, which for some, makes them preferable to your average metal double points. Yarn moves smoothly on the carbon fiber shaft, and a sharp nickel-plated brass point makes it easier to work tricky maneuvers like purling three together through the back loop. Even Clara Parkes, of Knitter’s Review, is in agreement. So, we ordered the Karbonz circs.
Come by the shop to get yourself a set of Karbonz circular needles in 24″ and 32″ lengths, and let us know what you think of them. See you soon!