A limited number of the new interchangeable needles have come in to the warehouse, and are headed back out again to retailers who pre-ordered them. If you ordered some of these from your favorite retailer, chances are that they are on their way to you! These needles are in sets of ebony or rosewood.
In the meantime, I’ve been knitting with a prototype of these needles. The joins are really smooth, and I haven’t had any come apart while knitting with them. (This has happened to me with other interchangeable needles, a long time ago.)
The needle tips I’m knitting with are the new Featherlight wood, which is certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. The interchangeables won’t be in this wood, at least not for now. I just happen to have gotten lucky and borrowed these to play with. Check them out.
I knit my Mini Mochi fingering weight Infinity Entrelac Infinity Scarf with the size 4 tips.
And I’m now knitting another Noro DK weight version with the size 7 tips.
I like them a lot. They’re not quite as slick as my ebony needles, but I like the slight texture on them. We’re still waiting for the Featherlight straights and circulars to come in; I’ll keep you posted!