Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Knitting: New Bamboo DPNs

My new bamboo DPNs arrived this morning. Considering I ordered them on Saturday afternoon/evening and the fact that we live on the Isle of Man, I'm pretty amazed how quickly they got here!

So now I've got two sets of bamboo DPNs - one each in size 2.75mm and 3.25mm. I'm not sure what I expected but they're way more flexible than I imagined. I guess compared to the traditional steel needles they make quite a change. And hopefully easier on the hands.

I'm just hoping I haven't bought an inferior product. They don't look unlinke short wooden skewers. I mean, I didn't really research the whole bamboo needle thing and just happened to buy the first ones I found on e-bay in the sizes I wanted. And considering they're not 'branded' it was probably an unnecessary risk. But for £2 each I gues you can't complain! Now I just need my sock yarn and I'll be one very happy lady!


Natalie said...

Have u tried Addi DPNs (bamboo)? Even I like them and I hate DPNs (prefer a 12" circ).

AR said...

I love bamboo. I really love the way wool moves on them.

Piglottie said...

Bamboo is a great choice and they do, surprisingly, withstand quite a battering and are very strong. They also grip the yarn much better and so far (please dont let this be a case of I've spoken too soon) I've not lost a single stitch. If you decide you want some different ones, I love the Clover Takumi Bamboo dpns.