Knitter’s Pride Karbonz are revolutionary needles that combine the premium quality of carbon fiber with perfectly shaped nickel plated brass tips. The space age Carbon Fiber is ideal for knitting needles on account of its high tensile strength, light weight and a surface that offers excellent control over the stitches. The product line offers a range of sizes (US 000 – US 10) and types including fixed circulars, single pointed needles, double pointed needles, and interchangeable circular needle sets and tips. We stock all but the single pointed needles at the shop.All of us shop girls gave these needles a test drive over the past couple of weeks and we were all thrilled with how they felt. We all loved the spectacular flex and tensile strength of the carbon fiber that has the warm feel of wood. The nickel tips have a nice sharp point, and make for smooth stitch transition.These needles combine the best of wood and metal needles; and so those of that have a preference for one or the other all found that we liked the feel of these needles. Amelia and I both found that the flexible cables worked well for our preference for the magic loop.For those of you interested in giving these needles a try, you may want to experiment with your next project that calls for circular needles or double points. If you want to take advantage of the holiday season and treat yourself to an interchangeable set, we have several in stock for you to choose from. The limited edition Box of Joy ( $150) comes in a very elegant, black wooden box with a laser-cut design of a tree in bloom. The Karbonz needles peer through the space where the design of the tree appears. The set includes:9 needle tips sizes US 4 to US 114 Cords (to make 24", 40" & 2 of 32")1 set of cord connectorsa complimentary Shawl Pin from the new Azure Charm rangeThe Deluxe kit ($ 125.99) includes:9 needle tips sizes US 2.5 to US 104 Cords (to make 24", 40" & 2 of 32")1 Set of size markers8 End caps4 Cord keysThe Starter Kit ( $73.25) includes:5 needle tips sizes US 2.5 to US 62 Cords (to make 24" & 32")1 Set of size markers4 End caps2 Cord keysThe Midi Kit ($ 67) includes:4 needle tips sizes US 7 to US 102 Cords (to make 24" & 32")1 Set of size markers4 End caps2 Cord keysMany of us have established knitting habits and preferences; and I never thought that I would be interested in knitting with anything but Addi needles. Trying something new was a refreshing change, and showed me that even this "old dog" could learn a new trick or two.We hope that you will consider experimenting a little; either with a new tool, a new technique, or a new color that is outside of your box. You'll probably be very pleased with the results!