Options Rainbow Wood Fixed Circular Knitting Needles
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.
The metric sizing system is more precise than the US sizing system. We offer two US size 1 - equivalent to 2.25mm and 2.50mm and two US size 2 - equivalent to 2.75mm and 3.00mm.
The 16" needle tips are 3 3/8 inches long, allowing for an easily formed complete circle for small circumference knitting. The 24", 32", 40" and 47" needle tips are 5 1/8 inches long. Since our cable is super flexible, the Magic Loop method of sock knitting can be accomplished with the 32" needles for one sock at a time. For two socks at a time, try either the 40" or 47" needles.
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“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
"I absolutely LOVE your Harmony needles. The sharp points make them perfect for lace projects. The texture – ‘feel’ of the needles is great – unlike any other wood needle I have used and us knitters are all about ‘feel’. Colors are great – another sensory addition to knitting. Thank you for this fine product." Susan C., Knit Picks Customer
"I just want to say how much I love my wood needles and cable I recently purchased from you. It's been many decades since I knitted anything and I've started off with a tumbling block pattern afghan, which means I change colors every few stitches (intarsia) something I've never ever done before. I am so very very pleased how my yarn glides over the cable, how wonderful the needle(s) feel and how the yarn smoothly slips off the needle. I also bought the nickel plated needles (same size) from you, but since I started with the wooden ones, I haven't even tried the other. I've never written to commend any product purchase before now. I simply had to let you know......." Ann S., Knit Picks Customer
"When I discovered the Knit Picks Options, I thought I couldn't buy the entire set, so I tried a few points and cables, and fell in love. I soon discovered that I COULD buy the entire set. About that time the Harmony wood needle tips came out, and I purchased a few in larger sizes for use with my bulkier weight yarns. Love them too. When I saw the straights come out, I thought, "Oh, no, I can't resist!" Before I could purchase a set, one of my good friends at work bought me a pair as a retirement gift. And I had never even told her that I wanted them. Though I did turn her on to Knit Picks, as she is a beginning knitter, and needed to be pointed in the right direction. She is the second of my work friends that I told about Knit Picks, and both are sold.
The quality is too high and the prices much too reasonable to go anywhere else." Susan, Knit Picks Customer
Learn how to knit in the round by watching our Knitting In the Round video tutorial.