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Susan Bates Quicksilver

Needle Type Material Length Per Set US Sizes Available
Double Pointed Coated Aluminum 7 inch five 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Price $3-4/set European Sizes Available  


Kim Goddard  
I find these needles a bit "grabby" - they don't have a nice finish at all. The points are quite long and sharper than I like, though my mother likes this shape. I only buy these needles if I can't find my size in another brand (they are easy to find), and I'm trying to phase them out of my collection. On the plus side, though, I do find the 7" length more comfortable than 8" needles I've used.
Nanette Blanchard  
I stopped buying these needles because I was breaking so many of them - they're also quite flexible up until at least size 4 or 5 US. I have many partial sets but I was able to break up to size 5 with my usual tight knitting. Nice and lightweight though.
Donna C. in R.I.
And now for a minority opinion - I love my Quicksilver DPN's! I enjoy working with a 7" needle (no stitches falling off the ends) and I think the finish on the Quicksilvers gives just the right amount of "slide" to the stitches (wood DPNs tend to be a little too "grabby" for my taste). Another plus is that these needles are easy to find in my area and relatively inexpensive.