Going The Distance

What does this Olympic athlete, nicknamed Blade Runner have in common with the latest line of knitting needles from Knitter’s Pride?  Apparently, supersonic speed!!  As of today, Oscar Pistorius, a South African sprinter has made history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, finishing in second place and advancing to the semi-finals of the four hundred metre race.  Dubbed, Blade Runner, for his high performance prosthetic legs specifically designed for athletes by a company which utilizes a composite material consisting of carbon fibre for strength and resin for binding.  This is revolutionary, a reinforced polymer that is extremely durable, virtually weightless, and has the ability to bend without snapping.  Now, isn’t that the perfect formula for knitting needles!!  Initially used in the aircraft industry, and manufacturing top level race cars, carbon fibre is now showing up in a wide array of equipment for sports such as- archery, golf, hockey, tennis, and cycling.

 

Oscar Pistorius Goes For Gold

 

Diamond Yarn is all set to introduce their exciting new line-up in yarn shops this September.  Karbonz from Knitter’s Pride are geared towards knitters who want full throttle performance from circular, double pointed or straight needles.  Pass the word on to all your knitting pals, these are the ultimate in ultralight, quality craftsmanship with more w-h-o-o-s-h in every stitch than a cloud of dust from a roadrunner cartoon.

 

Karbonz Fixed Circulars

Lace knitters will appreciate the the hassle-free cords which remain completely relaxed and the flawlessly tapered points designed to pick up even the tiniest of stitches.  Sized from 2.00 mm to 3.50 mm in lengths of 16″, 24″, 32″, and the hard-to-find 40″ span which is ideally suited for knitting two socks at once.

 

Karbonz Double Pointed Sets

Sock knitters will adore the finely honed tips and the incredible featherweight feel of these needles.  Sized from 1.00 mm to 3.50 mm, in 6″ or 8″ lengths as sets of five double pointed needles.  Continental knitters prefer five needles when knitting in the round to make a smoother transition from a triangle to a circular shape.  If you prefer working with four needles, the extra one makes a handy spare.

 

Karbonz Straight Sets

These needles are flexible and warm to the touch with an easy grip for the most arthritic or sensitive hands.  Sized from 2.00 mm to 3.50 mm, in 10″ or 14″ lengths to cover the gamut from baby projects to larger ones.

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