Kollage Yarns Square DPNs
Brand: Kollage Yarns
Product Type: Double-pointed knitting needles, set of 5
Price: Around £10 in the UK and $14.50 in the US.
Made of: Aluminium
A set of 5 double-pointed knitting needles, with a unique “square” shape, supposed to result in increased comfort and more uniform stitches.
THE REAL DEAL
I’m reviewing these needles because Deann sent me them over from the US. This particular set was slightly too short for her taste so I’m trying them. The set I have are 12.7 cm (5 inches) long, and in size 3.75 mm (US 5).
At first I thought they might be quite heavy to work with being metal, but they aren’t at all. They are made of aluminium and light and warm to hold. I had never used square needles before so it was something new for me.
The knitting action is wonderful, they glide beautifully yet still manage to grip the stitches enough not to be sliding in and out of the work too much. The points are not too sharp for getting into stitches, so perhaps not ideal for intricate lace knitting, but decreases and increases are not too troublesome because of the smoothness of the needles.
These are well worth the price and I would love to have them in all the sizes I can get hold of! I already enjoy knitting with DPNs and these make the experience even more enjoyable for me.
PROS: Comfortable, light, hold stitches well, smooth knitting action.