« Bachmann Trains Union Station Make Cloth Dolls: A Foolproof Way to Sew Fabric Friends » 3 thoughts on “Carbonized Patina 7″ Double Point Bamboo Knitting Needles 14 Sizes (70 Pieces)” 308 of 312 people found the following review helpful You get what you pay for….., October 25, 2010 By sleepykitty1 (California) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Carbonized Patina 7″ Double Point Bamboo Knitting Needles 14 Sizes (70 Pieces) (Kitchen) I purchased this set of double points (as well as some circulars and straights from the same company) not long after I started knitting. I’ve read a number of reviews glowing about how wonderful the needles are and that they are comparable to Clover needles. There is really not much of a comparison as the Clover needles are by far a higher quality than these. These needles are not nearly as smooth as other bamboo needles – these needles seem to be more porous – it seems like they need additional sanding or some wax to smooth them out. It is sometimes difficult to get the yarn to slide off the needles, even though I tend to be a loose knitter. The smaller size needles (3 and below) are very flimsy, so I wouldn’t recommend using these for sock knitting. Some of the needles I’ve used have gotten splintery which causes the yarn to catch on the needle. On the positive side, if you typically just need double point needles for small projects such as decreases on hats, or just getting the center started on a circular piece of knitting such as a pi shawl, then these might be a good purchase for you. These may also be good for knitters that worry about dropping a needle or stitches with slippery DPNS. You can’t beat the price – which is the main reason I’m giving it 3 stars – any more expensive and I’d be giving them a 2. PS: I think that there is someone out there (most likely from the manufacturer or distributor) who has been noting negative reviews for these products as “unhelpful”. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 79 of 80 people found the following review helpful An excellent value, March 31, 2008 By Kaneonapua (Springfield, MA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Carbonized Patina 7″ Double Point Bamboo Knitting Needles 14 Sizes (70 Pieces) (Kitchen) I am extremely pleased with my 7″ double pointed bamboo knitting needles. They are very smooth and have good points at a very affordable price. I finished off the top of a hat with a set of these needles (#4) and could not tell the difference between the Oriental Touch needles and my usual Clover needles. I believe the point on Clover needles are more tapered and a bit sharper but I sure didn’t notice much difference when I used them. ————Additional comments: I have since done some knitting with the #8 and #2 needles. The points of the #8 needles varied from needle to needle. They are nicely tapered and easy to use but some needles had sharper points than others. The Oriental Touch needles just don’t feel quite as firm as the Clovers. They have a little bit of flex which does not bother me at all with the sizes above #3. I can really notice the difference in firmness in sizes #1 and #2 when I compare them to my set of Clover #2 5″ needles which just feel firmer. I started a sock on the Oriental Touch #2 needles and they are working just fine. The flexibility of the needles is a bit annoying and I have the nagging feeling that one of will eventually snap through some sort of a mishap. The #1 and #2 needles are the only needles that made miss using Clovers, the difference is not as noticeable in the larger sizes.———— This is a great way to get a full set of double pointed needles. I love having them since it is hard to find any double pointed needles in my immediate area. It is a great to be able to start projects and know I have the double points that I need. This set will probably pay for itself in a few months. The Oriental Touch service is fabulous. The needles were shipped from the West Coast to the East Coast. I ordered them early on a Monday and the needles arrived by mail on Wednesday. The needle packaging was very basic but they were ship quickly and the needles arrived in fine shape. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 48 of 48 people found the following review helpful Good value for the price!, December 11, 2007 By vtbonita (Washington, D.C.) – This review is from: Carbonized Patina 7″ Double Point Bamboo Knitting Needles 14 Sizes (70 Pieces) (Kitchen) For the price, this is a fantastic set of DPNs. They do have some minor issues — I think that the points could be a bit sharper, and mine do bend quite easily. However, I’ve completed a couple of projects on mine, and they’ve turned out just fine. I’d highly recommend these for the casual knitter who doesn’t want to spend a ton of money on needles they’re not going to use all the time. The seller also shipped the needles quickly and with good packaging. I would buy from them again. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.