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Nobel - Ebony

Needle Type Material Length Per Set US Sizes Available
Double Pointed Ebony 8 inch five 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
Price $17/set European Sizes Available 2.5, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 6

 

Jeanne Mitchell  
These are my all-time favorite needles. I bought a pair as a special treat because the wood and the price were exotic ($17/set of 5). Now, I want a set in every size. The yarn glides smoothly over the wood, but the needles are not slippery like metal. The tips of the needles are slightly blunt and rounded, which I prefer. I can't imagine more luxury except perhaps to knit angora or cashmere on ebony needles!
Judy Davis  
I absolutely love the Noble ebony needles. I have knit 5 pair of Koigu socks on them, and this was such a luxury! They are ever so smooth that the stitches just glide across the needles. I have just ordered a 4" set, to see if I like that length as well. I will build up my inventory slowly, but surely! They are a pleasure to work with!
Kate In St. Louis
I hve one set of the ebony double points in 2 size. The ebonys are a luxury that you can't take out of the house and makes dark yarn really really hard to see. Would never do it again if I had a do-over on that purchase. My ebony size 6 straights also broke and they would not replace it till I mailed it in for viewing, so I said thanks so much and just superglued and sanded. Luckily it was a clean break.