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DebbieJ
01-19-2009, 08:09 PM
Double Point Knitting Needles? I can only find 1s, 2s, and 3s. I am in need of a set of 6's, 7's and 8's. I may see if hubby can make me some. He has some dowel rods. Have any of you make your own?

Debbie J

Cynamar
01-19-2009, 08:17 PM
You can get them from JoAnns online.

dustinac
01-19-2009, 08:21 PM
I have made my own but I could never get the ends sharp enough (pointy enough). I have ordered double pointed needles from Knit Picks (http://www.knitpicks.com/double-pointed+knitting+needles_NL300303.html)and Knitting zone (http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/index.php?cName=needles-double-point). You can also use circular needles instead by doing Magic Loop or on 2 circs :thumbsup:

linknit41
01-19-2009, 08:28 PM
Debbie, i have made several pairs, sizes 4, 6,7,8--out of cedar twigs from my back yard.just whittled them and kept measuring them withthe knitting needle gauge til they were the right size. they are kind of bent and a little crooked, but they are nice and lightweight and smooth. takes some sanding and i also rubbed them with crumpled up grocery bag paper--for some reason this helps to smooth them. linknit41

dturner
01-19-2009, 08:31 PM
I got a whole set of bamboo dpns on Ebay for just a few dollars. If I remember correctly, the shipping ended up being more than I paid for the needles! I have been completely satisfied with them.

figaro
01-19-2009, 08:48 PM
I also bought a complete set (0-11) of bamboo DPN's really cheap but I don't think they were real bamboo, too light. Not completely satisfied with them but they are good until I can buy nice quality ones!

DebbieJ
01-19-2009, 09:23 PM
The ones I do have are all aluminum. I have 4 sets of size 3s =) Why? I forgot that I had the other 2 sets. 2 sets are blue and 2 are red. I will have to check out Joann's. I don't have an ebay account and really don't want one. I think. LOL

Marria
01-19-2009, 09:52 PM
Amazon.com also has a great deal on 14 sets:

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Bamboo-Knitting-Needles-Pieces/dp/B000IG7TQY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1232416271&sr=8-1

TEMA
01-20-2009, 12:15 AM
Walmart sells needles. I've bot some there... but I've also bot needles at the local ValuVillage store - amazing what deals you can get there (yarn also)
And watch out for any yard sales too.
TEMA:knitting:

hikertrash
01-20-2009, 07:00 AM
Amazon.com also has a great deal on 14 sets:

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Bamboo-Knitting-Needles-Pieces/dp/B000IG7TQY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1232416271&sr=8-1

Wow, 14 sets for $25! I've been trying to avoid buying any more needles or yarn for the time being, but that deal might be too good to pass up. Thanks for the link! :thumbsup:

Ambjer
01-22-2009, 07:24 PM
I buy the Harmony Wood dpns from Knit Picks.
Cheap and I really like to use them when I make hats

LadyFirelyght
01-22-2009, 08:55 PM
Amazon.com also has a great deal on 14 sets:

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Bamboo-Knitting-Needles-Pieces/dp/B000IG7TQY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1232416271&sr=8-1
That's the set of DPNs I have. When I bought them, I didn't know that they weren't the same as straights, lol. I love them, though. They're really nice to work with.