Have you tried the new Addi Turbo Lace Needles. Not being a lace knitter, I didn’t think I would have any interest in using them. But AHA! Had the opportunity to try them when knitting the Swirl Shawl with Melody yarn and found that I like the long points. Wonder how they would work for sock knitting…well they’re great for that too. That extra pointy tip is really good for the fingering weight yarn used in socks also. Picking up stitches along the gusset, not a snap, but a little easier.
Addi Turbo Lace Needles come in lengths from 24″ to 60″, sizes from 1-9 US, and recently added the 00 US size. Don’t know what happened to size 0, maybe not possible in the metric? The cable on the 00 size is also the plain cable color of Addi Turbos, not the pink. Thought I had a bum shipment, but when I called the manufacturer, they said that’s the way they should be, cable that small doesn’t take the dye or some problem with it. So…give’em a try. The next two weeks (until Oct. 1st), we have a special coupon offer for 15% off the Addi Turbo Lace needles. Just enter “blog2″ in the coupon box on your shopping cart to receive the discount. And of course the knitty gritty, the fine print, etc, etc, is that this is not in addition to any other special sale. Enjoy!