SUSAN BATES-Bulky Point Protectors. take sure the points of your needles are always protected with classic bulky point protectors from Susan Bates. They will keep your stitches on the needle and guard your points from being damaged when you have to put your knitting down. Bulky point protectors will fit needles from US 8 to 15 (5mm to 10mm) and there are two light purple point protectors per package. Imported.