Rosewood [Dalbergia latifolia] is an important species in India and its sale is strictly regulated by the Government; these magnificent trees cannot be cut down without the permission of the forest department. The wood for these beautiful needles comes from coffee estates and government forest reserves; where trees have died and are reborn as you see here.
These knitting needles are a joy to use, light and flexible (in the smaller sizes) with a sharp tip. They have been lovingly polished to enhance the natural wood grain and have a polyurethane top coat for a smooth finish.
These needles are all hand-made by a micro-company from responsibly sourced Indian rosewood and as such there will be slight variations which should be considered a characteristic of the product rather than a flaw. They are also hand-stamped with metric and USA equivalent sizes.
Here you will find sets of 5 DPNs:
12.75cm(5in) from 2.75mm(US 2) to 5mm(US 8) and 17.75cm(7in) from 3.25mm(US 3) to 10mm(US 15).