8mm Bamboo Knitting Needle 30cm
R45,00 Incl Vat
Price per pair
Advantages of Using Bamboo Needles
In many respects, bamboo needles resemble their counterparts made of regular wood. But they haven’t become a more popular choice just because of their affordability. There are other reasons too.
- They are extremely light and flexible. Bamboo is an absolutely magical material. Even though it’s lightweight, it’s also very flexible, so the needles won’t break down easily. In fact, you would have to invest an immense amount of energy to even do it deliberately. As for the weightlessness, you will find it very gratifying when your hands don’t get tired even after hours and hours of knitting.
- Comfy, warm, nice to the touch, quiet. You know how cold metal needles always are, no matter how long you’re working with them? That will never happen with bamboo. Knitters suffering from arthritis will especially appreciate that. Also, they won’t give off that clackity-clack sound like metal does. (Actually, this last part could be a kind of a downside if you really enjoy that sound like my husband does.)
- Smooth but not slick. They will handle slippery yarns such as silk with ease and elegance. Regular wooden needles can be sticky. No such issues with bamboo! It’s harder to lose the stitches, since the yarn won’t fall off easily. If you’re a knitting beginner, you will absolutely love them.
- They require little to no maintenance. These needles won’t get rough due to wear and tear. On the contrary, they will get smoother the longer you use them. That can affect the size markings, though. If the tips get too sharp, you can sand them occasionally to prevent yarn tearing and splitting.
- Cheaper than most alternatives. Expensive doesn’t always mean better, and bamboo needles are a great example of that. They are way cheaper than wooden and most metal ones.
- Great for beginners. Knitting with bamboo needles is typically faster and more hassle-free than with other types. For new knitters, it means less frustration during the learning process.
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