Options Interchangeable Harmony Wood Circular Knitting Needle Tips
Of course the waves of color are what first catch your eye. But, the beauty is more than skin deep. The layers of laminated birch give the needles a strength that is missing in regular wooden needles. The stability allowed us to shape sharp points- particularly nice for lace knitting. It also made small sizes more durable and resistant to breakage. Being wood, the burnished surface has a slight grip so slick yarns like mohair and angora dont slip off at the wrong time. This quality also makes them an excellent choice for beginning knitters, who often have trouble keeping stitches on the needles. Available in US sizes 4-17. Set of two. Needle length is 4 3/4".
Interchangeable cables are available in 24", 32", 40", 47" and 60" lengths. The Options Harmony Wood Interchangeable Needle Set includes sizes US 4 (3.50mm) through US 11 (8.00mm) plus two each of the 24" and 32" cables in a handy zippered clear case with pockets for needle tip storage. Or, view the entire Options Interchangeable Knitting Needle family.
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“Can needles be called sensual? Absolutely, yes. Harmony Wood Knitting Needles look and feel as great as they look… You may love them at first for their striking appearance (oh the colors!) but Harmony Wood Needles are very practical. Laminated birch makes them strong and stable. The stability allows for sharp points, particularly nice for lace knitting…” Knit ‘N Style, June 2008.
“It is interesting that the idea for these beautiful multicolored needles came from gourmet kitchen utensils. The layers of laminated birch give these needles a strength that is missing in regular wooden needles…Time was spent testing these needles with real knitters who were especially enthusiastic and thrilled to keep the needles.” Creative Knitting, March 2008
“The newest addition to the Knit Picks Options line of interchangeable circular needles is this collection of laminated birch tips. These Harmony needles are ultra smooth and extra strong due to the many layers of wood that make up the tips…” Knit Scene, Winter 07/Spring 08
“Function and beauty combine in these colorful birch needles by Knit Picks. Lamination adds strength to wood and make it possible to create sharp points perfect for lace and fine knitting for the Harmony Wood Needles.” XRX Knitter’s, Winter 2007
“These needles are close to perfect. Good points even for lace knitting. The gorgeous coloring makes it easy to see even the finest yarn with no glare…” Planet Purl, March 2008
These needles are made of laminated birch. The tip, as with the metal Options Interchangeables, is enjoyably pointy. The shaft of every needle in the kit is smooth and inviting in ways I usually see only on handmade wood knitting tools. They feel hand polished. The needles are light and the join is nearly invisible to my fingers. I am gobsmacked. These things are incredible.” Knitty, Fall 2007
“Laminated birch needles are beautiful, light and strong, with a sharper point and more durability…These needles also have sharper points than most wooden needles, making them a good choice for lace knitting and other work that requires precision.” www.About.com, March 2009
"I just received my new Harmony Wood Needle tips and cables. I had read on several sites how nice these needles were. They didn't exaggerate at all. I have used aluminum, plastic and bamboo needles. Until today, I always preferred the bamboo needles. Today, I am a convert to Harmony Wood needles. The wood feels fabulous to hold. The yarn moves along easily. And they are so lovely and colorful. I can't wait to replace my others with more Harmony. I am already 1/2 way finished with a new hat since opening the package. Thank you for a great product" Cheryl L., Knit Picks Customer
“In my knitting needles I look for special qualities, they have to lie smoothly in my hands like the Harmony woods from Knitpicks do, because they are made of a natural material. They are made of wood, of layers of birch, and that means that you have a living material in your hand which bends with your movements slightly and that’s very good, in my opinion. The second very important thing is that the Knit Picks Harmony Wood needles have such sharp points, long points, which make speed knitting much easier.” Miriam Tegels, World’s Fastest Knitter
“I LOVE the harmony needles. They are so smooth, sharp, and warm feeling. Metal needles make my hands hurt (because of arthritis), but the wood stays warm, and I can knit for hours with them. And they are much slicker than the bamboo ones I have tried.” Lisa B., Knit Picks customer