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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Reprieve From The Sleeve

We interrupt your regularly scheduled sleeve update with --- New Needles!  I got my new Dyakcraft 3.5 inch Heavy Metals yesterday.
These are their newest interchangeable needles in US 0,1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, and 3 (2.0, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3.0, 3.25 mm)  They are solid stainless steel so even though they're tiny needle sizes, they're strong.  The cables (there are three and I can't remember the lengths off the top of my head) are pale pink and they are smaller than (and don't interchange with) the cables from the Darn Pretties (wood) and Northern Lights (aluminum) that Dyakcraft makes.
Like I mentioned, they are interchangeable (you can screw the tips you need on the cables you need, when you need them), but the joins are perfect.  This is the US 0 (2.0 mm) joined to the cable.  Not only is the join nearly invisible, you can't feel it either.  This means yarns, even fine laceweight, will just glide over the joins with no problems.

And just to prove that there is a joint there, I unscrewed the tip from the cable a little bit so you could actually see it.  If you zoom in on that picture,  you can see the teeny, tiny threading that holds it all together.

I'm really happy with these, but I don't have anything to knit on them at the moment.  I'll be fixing that soon. 



Blogger Cindy said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing (new to me) tools.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Carie said...

Gosh that join really is invisible. I would never have known it was there without the second picture.

7:09 PM  

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