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Swallow Casein

Needle Type
Material Length Per Set US Sizes Available
Double Pointed Casein 7 inch five 1.5, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Price $5-6/set European Sizes Available 2.75, 3.0, 3.25, 3.75,4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5


Wren H.  
I only bought the size USA 2 and 3 in this needle to give them a try. I was very pleased with the feel and the weight of them. They are definitely the needle to use if you suffer with arthritis or stiffness. They have a slight give to them without feeling "fragile". The only negative comment I have is that the points are not very sharp. They have a short point that is relatively blunt. Lace and cables may be a problem because of this. But plain old stockinette would benefit from this needle. I also was disappointed that size 2 is the smallest size available.
Peggy Pennell In Ohio
I love my casein needles, the point is snub but works well with most sock yarns, they are very smooth and lightweight in my hand. I've had no problems with bending and no breakage. I also have wood & bamboo needles but I seem to reach for the caseins more...I just like the feel of them best, kinda hard to describe.