One of the things interesting to every knitter I know who makes socks and other tubey kind of things using DPNs is the merits of all the DPNs out there, especially whether they break easily or not — and even more especially when they’re the tiny sizes. Here’s DPNs made of, ready for this?, the same material as a Blackbird Stealth Jet’s outer skin. (I’m thinking breaking shouldn’t be too big of a problem with these.)
The Blackthorn needles come in sets of five. There are eight sizes from US 0000 to 4. They make them in several different lengths, and will also custom a length for you between 4-8″. The makers say that the DPNs are strong, but more flexible than steel, with a feel more like bamboo. They feel warm to the touch, and they’re hypoallergenic.
They come in their own zippered fabric pouch, which is roomy enough to hold other knitting accessories as well. They are offered at $19.95 for the “teeny tiny sizes” and $29.95 for the small sizes.
If you get a set, let me know how you like them — I don’t generally knit with DPNs, but I’m fascinated by these!