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Jun 12, 2013 09:47:00   #
birdgirl
 
My needles finally arrived, 14 months after ordering! They were sent and recieved in 3days, which I found amazing. I love everythi g about them. I ordered the shorter 3.5 inch tips in both sets and in a lace tip. The tips are long and tapered well, all by hand. The finish is very nice and shiny. At first not so shiny but two rows of knitting and they sparkle now. The cables rotate, and are a little less flexible the knitpicks or knitters pride cables for those who might wonder. The needle cases are hand sewn and very well done.
I took pictures with a knitpicks needle so I could show the difference in the tips and compare the finish. I find the tips to be as pointy, but the taper is a better finish. The quality of overall finish is about the same, nice and shiny as you can see in the pics. These needles are not for everyone, a year is a long time to wait. While waiting I bought many knitters pride and knitpicks tips and find them both to be just fine. I have not had one vreak or splinter or separate. So this post ends up being a review of three brands.....
eta more pictures
knitpick on top, dyak below
knitpick on top, dyak below...
l to r knitpick, dyak, knitters pride
l to r knitpick, dyak, knitters pride...
knitters pride is rough by comparison
knitters pride is rough by comparison...
madras color
madras color...
winter sky color
winter sky color...


 
Jun 12, 2013 09:55:19   #
Ronie
 
those are beautiful. I recongnize the Harmony and Dreamz.. which one is the ones that took a year to get? and why did it take so long?? were they custom made?
Jun 12, 2013 09:57:22   #
SarahRussell
 
I, too, LOVE my Dyak needles, but the service and delivery is oh, so, so slow. Mine were 14 months in coming as well. I use them almost exclusively. One good and bad news thing: one of my size 4 needles cracked, and they replaced it with another SET of the #4 needles free of charge. They said they always replace both so they are sure they match completely. The bad news is that again, it took 10 months for the replacement to arrive. Bottom line for me: wonderful workmanship, fabulous needles, supporting fellow craftsmen which is very important to me, but if you're into immediate gratification, order some that are mass produced, not made by hand.
Jun 12, 2013 10:08:03   #
Ronie
 
I had to go to their site... I couldn't understand why they took so long.. well now I know.. and made in America is a rare treat as well... Those are beautiful needles... and the colors are amazing.. quite spendy though.. I know they will be passed from one generation to the other...
Jun 12, 2013 10:39:49   #
birdgirl
 
Yes these were hand made by one man with help from his wife and a few newer employees. They went viral with orders and got behind. I think they are still catching up. Its worth the wait if you dont like the other two brands of woods available.
Ronie wrote:
those are beautiful. I recongnize the Harmony and Dreamz.. which one is the ones that took a year to get? and why did it take so long?? were they custom made?
Jun 12, 2013 11:12:15   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
Beautiful needles!
 
Nov 13, 2013 13:48:49   #
CindysKnitN
 
Are you still enjoying your Dyak needles? Did you have to pay for them in advance or when they shipped. I am thinking of ordering the interchangeable set - is there a way to easily utilize a lifeline with these?
Nov 13, 2013 16:26:53   #
SarahRussell
 
CindysKnitN wrote:
Are you still enjoying your Dyak needles? Did you have to pay for them in advance or when they shipped. I am thinking of ordering the interchangeable set - is there a way to easily utilize a lifeline with these?


Still love them. It's all I use. See my post above.

You don't have to pay in advance.
Nov 13, 2013 16:58:33   #
CindysKnitN
 
Thanks for reply. I didn't see anything in your post about lifeline lines.
Nov 13, 2013 17:06:52   #
SarahRussell
 
CindysKnitN wrote:
Thanks for reply. I didn't see anything in your post about lifeline lines.


If you're talking about putting a thread through to show you've done everything right to that point, I've always just done that with a yarn needle and contrasting yarn. I didn't know there was any other way.
Nov 13, 2013 17:43:33   #
CindysKnitN
 
I've used a yarn needle too but when you've got 400 stitches in lace weight yarn its much easier and faster to thread the lifeline through when knitting a row.
 
Nov 13, 2013 18:21:24   #
SarahRussell
 
Yikes! I understand.

In thinking about it, since the needles screw into the cord, I think you could fasten an actual piece of thread to the screw part, tighten down the needle on the cord, and bring it through as you knit.
Nov 14, 2013 19:31:28   #
SarahRussell
 
CindysKnitN wrote:
I've used a yarn needle too but when you've got 400 stitches in lace weight yarn its much easier and faster to thread the lifeline through when knitting a row.


Cindy, I just tried the lifeline with a thread tied on the screw and tightened down, and it worked! I just used sewing thread to try it.
Nov 14, 2013 21:17:46   #
CindysKnitN
 
Sarah - thanks for trying the lifeline for me, I really appreciate it.
 
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