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Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circular Needles Review

Karbonz Circulars We are excited to be carrying the new Karbonz circular needles made by Knitter's Pride. I am using La Jolla sock yarn by Baah Yarns, circular Karbonz in size US #1 40 inch, and a pattern called Isabella D’Este found in The Knitter’s Book of Socks which I have checked out from our local library. The needles feel light as a feather in my hands. The finish is similar to wood but just a hair more slippery to the touch.  People who love wooden needles should definitely try these circulars. The cord is soft and flexible and feels similar to signature cords and the join from the needle to the cord feels smooth and stitches move freely from the cord to the needle without catching on the join. [caption id="attachment_1151" align="alignleft" width="200"]karbonz circular needle Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circular Needles[/caption] The brass tips of the needle are not a lace tip but somewhere in between Skacel’s Addi Turbo’s and their lace needles. I am finding the needles a joy to knit my pair of socks with! The brass tip is well constructed with a dark Carbon Fiber body with excellent tensile strength. One thing I've found is that dark colored yarns do not show up very well on the dark Carbon Fiber body. On the plus side, the US size and mm are clearly written on the face of the Carbon Fiber in white ink so you can see the size without glasses. The price for the needles starts at around $13.00 retail which is a great buy for such a quality set of circular needles.
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