They are here, at long last. The keenly anticipated KARBONZ range from KnitPro.
The Karbonz range of needles is made from Carbon Fibre, a composite polymer characterised by its light weight and superior tensile strength. It is a material used in advanced manufacturing in areas such as aeronautics, and has long been loved by anglers – who cherish its special qualities in their rods.
This is what KnitPro have to say about KARBONZ:
Karbonz – the epitome of innovation & perfection!! One of the most revolutionary needles of our times that combine the premium quality of carbon fiber with perfectly shaped nickel plated brass tips!!
Carbon Fiber is one of the most versatile material used in modern times for use in aircrafts, automobiles, etc. and is ideal for knitting needles on account of it’s high tensile strength, light weight and comes with a surface that offers excellent control over the stitches. This union of two revolutionary materials is guaranteed to provide an unparalleled knitting experience.
These gorgeous needles are available from 2.0mm (US 0) – 6.0mm (US 10).
At present we are stocking a limited selection, to trial:
- Straight Knitting Needles in a 35cm (14″) length – sizes 2.00 mm to 3.50 mm. All sizes are £7.75
- Double Pointed Needles in sets of 5 in a 15cm (6″) length – sizes 1.00 mm, 1.50 mm, 2.00 mm, 2.50 mm. From £7.00
- Fixed Circular Needles in a 100 cm length – sizes 2.00 mm to 3.50 mm. All sizes are £8.40.
Tell us if you would like to see additional items added to our selection. I am especially keen to know if you want the quarter sizes in the fine DPNs (1.25 mm, 1.75mm, 2.25 mm and 2.75 mm) or the longer length DPNs.
All Karbonz items are elegant in appearance, with matte black carbon fibre paired to shiny nickel-plated brass. We think that they are ideal for those who knit more tightly, and for knitters of fine gauges, especially in cotton. Perfect for doily-lovers and the hard-to-find 1.00 mm size in the DPNs will be fabulous for miniature knitters.
Karbonz needles are undeniably more expensive than Nova or Symfonie but we believe that they will pay for themselves in both durability and in ease and pleasure of use.
Do not forget that All KnitPro orders under £25.00 are sent for just £1.00 p&p, over £25.00 postage is free. All long straight needles are packaged in a robust cardboard mailing tube to protect them in the post.
Beth is currently trialling the fixed circulars in knitting a doily. Findings soon.