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Straight carbon fibre needles

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Straight carbon fibre needles

These straight carbon fibre Knit Pro needles are very elegant. They're made of carbon fibre, an innovative new material in the knitting needle market. They're light, extremely strong, allow the stitches to glide perfectly, and guarantee an unrivalled ease of use. Their nickel-plated brass tips are highly durable. These needles are perfect for knitting socks and patterns with openwork. Sold by the pair.

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Good but .......... Review by Stephanie (Posted on 26/07/2015)
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I have 3 pairs of these gorgeous needles. They look so fabulous (even glamorous!). However, there is a downside I discovered today; I have been knitting a sweater with a yarn that is a mixture of linen, wool and cotton it is unpredictable - thick here and thin there and with these needles it is knitting up a treat (I will also mention that the yarn is an ivory colour) - today I wanted to try out a new stitch and used some spare (thankfully) Merino-based wool. I found that the wool 'caught' where the tip met the carbon fibre - there is definitely a slight 'gap' at this point - I tried on two pairs I have and i had a good look at the pair I am using now and I found the same problem on each pair! I experimented with a couple more 'unpredictable' yarns and they knit perfectly! I would now go for a different needle to knit some of the smoother and finer yarns - even DK and be wary of the darkness as well because it makes some darker coloured yarns very difficult to see on the needles.

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