Seconds - Copper Northern Light™ Interchangeable Knitting Needles
Note: Due to some minor imperfections on some of the needles, we are calling this batch as Seconds!
We took Tom’s famous taper and reproduced that beautiful convex curve in aluminum. In 2014, we refined the Northern Light™ needles, adding stainless steel threading for strength and a finer finish. Northern Light™ Anodized Interchangeable Knitting Needles are turned in New England from solid aluminum. The transition from shaft to taper is seamless. Whereas most needles have a concave taper, our tapers are convex curves which allow the yarn to flow effortlessly from needle to needle. Each needle is polished by hand before and after anodizing. The end result is a needle that is smooth, but not slick, affording the knitter greater control, and one that warms to the touch and stays warm while you knit, reducing hand fatigue!
Northern Light™ anodized needles can tip (the very points turn silver) depending on your knitting style. This does not affect the performance of the needles. It merely serves as a visual demonstration of how much you love using them!
Needle tips are sold in pairs. Cables are sold separately.
Please note that orders for Seconds do not qualify for free cases and cables.
Made in the USA.
Coated Wire Cables
Cables are measured by the length between connectors. To calculate using a tip to tip measurement, deduct the total tip length (including connectors) from the total length you want your cable:
Two 3.5 inch needle tips (and the connectors) total approx. 8 inches - for a 16 inch needle tip to tip, 16-8=8. A 24 inch needle tip to tip would be 24-8=16.
Two 5 inch needle tips (and the connectors) total approx. 11 inches - for a 32 inch needle tip to tip, 32-11=21. For a 40 inch tip to tip needle, 40-11=29.
NOTE - if you are a tight knitter, consider putting a smaller tip on the left side, and a larger tip - the size needed to make gauge - on the right. Knitting will flow much more smoothly this way!
Made in the USA
Interchangeable Needle Case
Interchangeable needle cases crafted in our studio hold our 3.5 or 5 inch tips, with pockets for sizes US 3-10, as well as cable and stop pockets too. Made from premium quilting cottons by designers such as Kaffe Fassett, Makower UK, and Cotton and Steel. Each case is lined, padded, and stitched with love!
Please Note: Someone got a little pen happy - most of the brown cases have been signed by Tom!
Made in Vermont