Ruffles Have Ridges
And so do my new silver dpns.
number of you commented on the ridges in the dpns,
asking if that impeded the movement of stitches on
One of the main issues I have with metal dpns is
that the needle falls out of the stitches way too
easily. I remember a pair of patterned Norwegian
socks I knitted on some small size steel dpns -- I
had a hell of a time keeping my needles in my work.
took my new silver needles on my commute on Friday
and am happy to report that the ridges in the
needles kept the stitches in place, even on the
bumpy train. But they do not slow up my knitting at
all -- I can easily move the stitches across the
ridges. They just give the needle a bit of "grab."
They are certainly heavier than my bamboo dpns, but
in size 2.0mm, this is not an issue. It only took a
couple of rounds before I was used to knitting with
Unlike the Knitpicks dpns in the smaller sizes, the
points are not so pointy that it's painful when you
stub your finger on them. Yet they were pointy
enough for me to easily pick up my wraps on my
Does it sound like I like these needles? Yes I do!
The surface of them is not completely round -- they
have a lovely handmade look (because they are --
duh) and it does not in anyway detract from their
usability. If anything, it adds to the enjoyment of
the process for me.
the Celtic Swan website -- they've got lots of
beautiful things there.