Just as every good carpenter searches for the creme de la creme in quality tools for his trade, those of us who love to knit are on a perpetual quest for the finest in circular, double pointed, and straight needles, along with all the fancy gizmos that make our favorite pastime so much more enjoyable. Knitting needles which were once widely available in irritating metal or tacky to the touch plastic have now become a matter of maximum performance and very personal preference.
Lace knitters opt for nickel-plated brass or steel circulars for slick speed and sharp points that pierce effortlessly through the most delicate stitches. Sock knitters and natural fibre aficionados lean towards wood or bamboo double points and straights for the warmth factor and natural grip that creates a very even tension at a relaxed speed. Knitters who suffer through arthritic pain often find relief and comfort in the warmth of wood, allowing their fingers to click away for longer stretches of time. Eco friendly knitters also favor wooden needles for the environmental aspects, ‘what comes from the earth, goes back to the earth.’
NOW in Canada for the first time! Diamond Yarn introduces Knitter’s Pride, superior craftsmanship in a complete line of knitting needles and accessories. This is a brand that stands apart from all others with exceptional workmanship and excellence in design… not to mention the most irresistible rainbow-coloured sizing system that will make knitters want to proudly show off their entire needle collection. Well-tested in over forty-five countries, Knitter’s Pride has been recognized as the fastest growing knitting accessory brand in all of Europe.
Take a tour of this exquisite debut line from Diamond Yarn, and be sure to add your name to the arrival list at your LYS-
Symfonie Cubics are easy to grip with their ergonomic shape in highly polished wood. Comfortable to hold, these uniquely shaped needles allow beginners to produce a constant tension, and sock knitters rave about the double points. Available in 10 inch and 14 inch straights, 24 inch, 32 inch, and 40 inch circulars, as well as 6 inch and 8 inch double points, and the popular interchangeable sets. Sizes range from 2.00 mm to 8.00 mm.
Symfonie Dreamz are a dazzling rainbow-coded needle system ideal for easy identification and the ultimate in organization. Truly eye candy for knitters!! Made from lightweight wood, very flexible and soft to the touch. Available in 10 inch and 14 inch straights, 16 inch, 24 inch, 32 inch, 40 inch, and (incredibly) 47 inch circulars, as well as 5 inch, 6 inch, and 8 inch double points. Individuals, interchangeable or full set options range in size from 2.00 mm up to 12.00 mm.
Basix is comprised of birch, a dense wood that is both durable and easy on the hands. Bulky knitters will scoop these up in a hurry. Birch needles will stand the test of time without splintering or warping. Available in 10 inch, and 14 inch straights, 24 inch, 32 inch, 40 inch, and 47 inch circulars, as well as 8 inch double points. Sizes range from 8.00 mm to 25.00 mm.
Nova needles are nickel plated over hollow brass piping, precisely engineered for master knitters to appreciate. Available in 10 inch and 14 inch straights, 16 inch, 24 inch, 32 inch, 40 inch, and 47 inch circulars, as well as 5 inch, 6 inch, 8 inch double points. Sizes range from 2.00 mm to 12.00 mm in individual or interchangeable sets.
Special Edition sets are the gift to top all Christmas lists this year! A luxurious wooden case is a knitter’s dream complete with Symfonie Rose interchangeable needles. Includes 8 needles, sized 3.50 mm to 8.00 mm and 4 cords sized from 24 inch to 40 inch, as well as the full interchangeable tool kit.
Symfonie Rose Crochet Set comes complete with eight individually sized hooks, 3.50 mm to 8.00 mm and the icing on the cake- a Swarovski crystal embedded in the end of each one!!
Many more tools and accessories are available in the full line from Knitter’s Pride, be sure to ask your LYS to view the entire collection.