Ok, so I went ahead and bought these DPNs (in sets of 2, I bought 2 sets). They’re size 5.0mm… However, I don’t know what they’re made of. The bag in which they came in is in Chinese (I asked a Chinese friend to translate but… Well, let’s just say his Spanish is terrible), so I have no idea if they’re bamboo or what. I’ve never even touched bamboo needles before (or maybe these [I]are[/I] bamboo, I really have no idea), so how do I know what my needles are made of?
It might sound like a very dumb question, but if these are made of bamboo, then… I really don’t like bamboo needles. The yarn doesn’t slide [U]at all[/U]. Any suggestions for identifying them? (Are bamboo needles light (in weight)?)