Knitting needles are an integral part of every item you knit, and there are many different types and materials to choose from. Although aluminum is the traditional material of choice, more people are turning to bamboo knitting needles today for a variety of reasons. Bamboo is a renewable material that is replacing other types of wood. It has many different uses and is an eco-friendly choice. Even though it is a better choice for the environment, bamboo also has a number of qualities that make it just as good, if not better, than other woods or metals.
Traditional metal needles make a “clinking” noise every time they touch. Sometimes this is just as annoying to the knitter as it is to those around them who are trying to concentrate on other things. Bamboo needles are much quieter when they come into contact with each other. There is no sacrifice of the quality of knitting in order to have a quieter experience, either. Stitches are less likely to slide off of the bamboo than on metal or plastic so that they are even easier to handle.
One of the greatest benefits of bamboo knitting needles may be the way they feel in your hands. Many people simply prefer the warm feel of the wood. Our Carbonized needles are sanded to be super smooth and will continue to get smoother over time as they are used. These knitting needles have the smoothness, sturdiness and overall quality to meet or beat any world class brands!
Although bamboo is really a grass, rather than wood, it is even stronger than many types of traditional woods. It is a strong and flexible material that is difficult to break. Whereas needles made from other types of wood are difficult to find and much more expensive, bamboo has quickly become a favorite material for knitters of all levels. They are ideal for beginners because of their ability to hold the yarn without slipping and for those with a great deal more experience who need something sturdier for more complex projects.
Our assortment of knitting needles includes both single-pointed and double-pointed bamboo needles that you need to perform a wide variety of knit projects. You don’t have to look any further than Stanwood Needlecraft to find the quality bamboo needles you need for any job!
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