Double pointed knitting needles

Where can I get some, at a reasonable cost, little or no shipping… that are wood/bamboo. I mostly have Clover, but am willing to try another brand. Last I looked at Taraknits there were no wooden double points. Any help would be great! Thanks.

In the past I have ordered needles from www.knitting-warehouse.com & www.yarn-store.com I know that Angelika @ yarn store ships very quickly, I don’t remember how fast the shipping was from knitting-warehouse

Make them!!

I’m making size 4 dpn’s right now and it cost me about 5 cents. :happydance:

I am soooooooooo afraid that my labradork will eat my DPN’s, I probably should go ahead and make some too!!!

Where did you find the dowels for size 4 dpn’s? I can only find dowels in these sizes: size 3, size 8, size 10.5 and 11. I think that’s it. Just the standard inch increments: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, etc., for the diameter of the dowel. I looked at all the hardware stores here, Jo-Ann’s as well, but I live quite rurally, so it might be that.

Bamboo “skewers” or how ever you spell the sticks you use to grill chunks of food :slight_smile: Grocery store, Kitchen store, Target, Wal Mart … I carry a needle gauge with me and measure EVERY round stick I see. They are also easy to sand down to a smaller size. I have made several dpn’s and my Kids Knit group just finished making some VERY CHEAP # 5 straights to use for bookmarks!

bambooneedlegirl on eBay has quite the nice collection. I think they’re reasonably priced. I bought a set of 1-6 and I like them so far :slight_smile:

good to hear that bambooneedlegirl’s needles are good - I would suggest her (though I haven’t bought from her before) - bamboo needles are SUPER difficult to find second-hand, that’s for sure!

I’m pretty sure hers are new not second hand. Why are they so hard to find?

bambooneedlegirl’s needles are new. I bought a bamboo set from 1-14 for $30 and I LOVE them. :inlove:

Question about DPN’s: it seems that most of the needle brands stop at size 10.5. When I’m working on a hat using size #13 needles – I do this awkward thing when decreasing of using 3 of the 10.5’s and then use the circ size 13 as my working needle. Is there a better way? Thanks.
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Oh I’m sorry - didnt mean to confuse you all - I know hers are new. I’m the person behind www.taraknit.com and I was just stating, in response to the original post that wildforyarn checked my site and couldn’t find any bamboos - I don’t know why they’re so hard to get second-hand - I rarely see them at garage sales etc.

Ok, for regular knitting for the most part I prefer metal or resin. But when I am working with a DPN, I need the grip of wood. So… do bamboogirls’s DPN’s compare to, say a brittany birch DPN? (the only ones I have used to date).