RELIAN Bamboo Double Pointed Knitting Needles Set 5 sets of 15 Sizes 820cm2
RELIAN Bamboo Double Pointed Knitting Needles Set 5 sets of 15 Sizes 820cm2
$15.29
Knitting Needles Crochet Organizing Case Lightweight Compact Padded Blue Cat
Knitting Needles Crochet Organizing Case Lightweight Compact Padded Blue Cat
$16.46
OldShark 22 Sizes Crochet Hooks Full Size 06mm to 65mm Knitting Needles with
OldShark 22 Sizes Crochet Hooks Full Size 06mm to 65mm Knitting Needles with
$15.57
Knitting Tools Crochet Needle Hook Accessories Supplies With Case Knit Kit YBU
Knitting Tools Crochet Needle Hook Accessories Supplies With Case Knit Kit YBU
$7.68
Plastic Knit Stitch Knitting Needles Crochet Stitch Knitting Accessories YBU
Plastic Knit Stitch Knitting Needles Crochet Stitch Knitting Accessories YBU
$1.79
12 Size Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook Knit Weave Yarn Craft Knitting Needle YBU
12 Size Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook Knit Weave Yarn Craft Knitting Needle YBU
$2.60
11pcs 17 43cm Size 6 16 Stainless Circular Knitting Needles YBU
11pcs 17 43cm Size 6 16 Stainless Circular Knitting Needles YBU
$4.83
BOYE KNITTING NEEDLES IN ZIPPERED CASE NICE LOOK
BOYE KNITTING NEEDLES IN ZIPPERED CASE NICE LOOK
$14.98
9pcs set 3 Sizes Hand Sewing Tools Stainless Steel Knitting Yarn Blunt Needles
9pcs set 3 Sizes Hand Sewing Tools Stainless Steel Knitting Yarn Blunt Needles
$0.99
9pcs set 3 Sizes Hand Sewing Tools Stainless Steel Knitting Yarn Blunt Needles
9pcs set 3 Sizes Hand Sewing Tools Stainless Steel Knitting Yarn Blunt Needles
$1.30
Addi Turbo Circular Knitting Needles Various Sizes Made in Germany New
Addi Turbo Circular Knitting Needles Various Sizes Made in Germany New
$12.00
Vintage Rick Rack Seam Tape Lot Talon Boye Knitting Needles 9 10 11 Sewing
Vintage Rick Rack Seam Tape Lot Talon Boye Knitting Needles 9 10 11 Sewing
$9.97
Susan Bates 16 Inch Silvalume Circular Knitting Needle 45mm
Susan Bates 16 Inch Silvalume Circular Knitting Needle 45mm
$9.39
Susan Bates 14 Inch Silvalume Single Point Knitting Needle 4mm Lavender
Susan Bates 14 Inch Silvalume Single Point Knitting Needle 4mm Lavender
$7.28
WooCrafts Large Eye Blunt Needles Yarn Knitting PLUS Crochet Hooks Set with C
WooCrafts Large Eye Blunt Needles Yarn Knitting PLUS Crochet Hooks Set with C
$12.19
8Pcs Aluminum Crochet Hook Needles Knitting Knit 2 6mm Colorful Plastic Handle
8Pcs Aluminum Crochet Hook Needles Knitting Knit 2 6mm Colorful Plastic Handle
$7.99
8 Aluminum Crochet Hook 2 6mm Needles Knitting Colorful TPR Soft Plastic Handle
8 Aluminum Crochet Hook 2 6mm Needles Knitting Colorful TPR Soft Plastic Handle
$7.88
BWA 1Set 4 Sizes Pom Pom Maker Fluff Ball Weaver Needle Knitting Wool Tool Yarn
BWA 1Set 4 Sizes Pom Pom Maker Fluff Ball Weaver Needle Knitting Wool Tool Yarn
$3.26
8 Aluminum Crochet Hook Needles Knitting Knit 2 6mm Colorful Soft Plastic Handle
8 Aluminum Crochet Hook Needles Knitting Knit 2 6mm Colorful Soft Plastic Handle
$8.29
Lion Brand Yarn 400 5 6008 Double Point Knitting Needles 8 Inch Size 6 4mm P
Lion Brand Yarn 400 5 6008 Double Point Knitting Needles 8 Inch Size 6 4mm P
$7.26
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Fixed Circular Needles 32 Inch 15 25mm
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Fixed Circular Needles 32 Inch 15 25mm
$6.68
20Pcs set 1mm 10mm Multi Coloured Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles
20Pcs set 1mm 10mm Multi Coloured Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles
$8.55
20Pcs set Multi Coloured Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles 1mm 10mm
20Pcs set Multi Coloured Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles 1mm 10mm
$8.69
20 Multi Coloured Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles Set 1mm 10mm
20 Multi Coloured Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles Set 1mm 10mm
$8.99
22pcs Set Multi colour Aluminum Crochet Hooks Needles Knit Weave Craft Tools
22pcs Set Multi colour Aluminum Crochet Hooks Needles Knit Weave Craft Tools
$7.99
20 Multi Coloured 1mm 10mm Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles Set
20 Multi Coloured 1mm 10mm Aluminium Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles Set
$9.69
Craft Knit Weave Yarn Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook Knitting Needles Set 12 Size TR
Craft Knit Weave Yarn Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook Knitting Needles Set 12 Size TR
$2.12
14 35cm Knitters Pride Basix Single Point Knitting Needles New
14 35cm Knitters Pride Basix Single Point Knitting Needles New
$15.62
Spool Crochet Loom Mini Knitter Knitting Yarn Wool Rope Needle DIY Hook HU
Spool Crochet Loom Mini Knitter Knitting Yarn Wool Rope Needle DIY Hook HU
$1.99
Basix Fixed Circular Needles 40 Size 19 15mm
Basix Fixed Circular Needles 40 Size 19 15mm
$8.32
Basix Double Pointed Needles 8 Size 2 275Mm KP400118
Basix Double Pointed Needles 8 Size 2 275Mm KP400118
$5.81
3 Pairs Circular Needles US Size 0 1 3
3 Pairs Circular Needles US Size 0 1 3
$5.99
Knitting Tools Crochet Needle Hook Accessories Supplies With Case Knit Kit S1
Knitting Tools Crochet Needle Hook Accessories Supplies With Case Knit Kit S1
$7.68
ChiaoGoo Single Point 13 inch 33cm Bamboo Dark Patina Knitting Needle Size U
ChiaoGoo Single Point 13 inch 33cm Bamboo Dark Patina Knitting Needle Size U
$9.14
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 16 inch 41cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Size
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 16 inch 41cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Size
$11.22
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 24 inch 61cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Size
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 24 inch 61cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Size
$10.57
Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 16 Size 8 5mm Pk 3 Boye
Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 16 Size 8 5mm Pk 3 Boye
$10.77
SPIN Bamboo Interchangeable Knitting Needle 4 Tip Set Complete Pk 1 ChiaoGoo
SPIN Bamboo Interchangeable Knitting Needle 4 Tip Set Complete Pk 1 ChiaoGoo
$101.72
Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 10 Size 11 8mm Pk 3 Boye
Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 10 Size 11 8mm Pk 3 Boye
$8.38
ChiaoGoo Needle Tips 5 inch 13cm for Twist Red Lace Interchangeable Set Size
ChiaoGoo Needle Tips 5 inch 13cm for Twist Red Lace Interchangeable Set Size
$9.26
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 47 inch 119cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Siz
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 47 inch 119cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Siz
$9.92
Crochet Dude Blocking Board with Grids and Logo
Crochet Dude Blocking Board with Grids and Logo
$9.09
Clover Needlecraft Bamboo Knitting Repair Hooks
Clover Needlecraft Bamboo Knitting Repair Hooks
$7.26
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 24 inch 61cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Size
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 24 inch 61cm Stainless Steel Knitting Needle Size
$10.07
with Bag Set of 10 Aluminum Crochet Hooks Knitting Needles Multi Color S1
with Bag Set of 10 Aluminum Crochet Hooks Knitting Needles Multi Color S1
$7.29
ChiaoGoo Double Point 6 inch 13cm Bamboo Dark Patina Knitting Needle Size US
ChiaoGoo Double Point 6 inch 13cm Bamboo Dark Patina Knitting Needle Size US
$8.13
55Pcs 11sizes 5 13cm Double Pointed Carbonized Bamboo Knitting Needles S1
55Pcs 11sizes 5 13cm Double Pointed Carbonized Bamboo Knitting Needles S1
$2.63
12Pcs 15cm Bamboo Circular Handle Crochet Hook Knit Yarn Pins Craft 3 10mm
12Pcs 15cm Bamboo Circular Handle Crochet Hook Knit Yarn Pins Craft 3 10mm
$0.99
ChiaoGoo Red Line Circular Knitting Needles 40 Inch Size 11
ChiaoGoo Red Line Circular Knitting Needles 40 Inch Size 11
$8.66
Lot 9 Mixed Yarn Different Brands Sizes and Colors Perfect for Crafting
Lot 9 Mixed Yarn Different Brands Sizes and Colors Perfect for Crafting
$9.95
3pcs Aluminum Knit Needle Crochet Hook Keychain Keyring Gift Handle Knit Weave
3pcs Aluminum Knit Needle Crochet Hook Keychain Keyring Gift Handle Knit Weave
$0.99
NEW Boye 14 Knitting Needles TIME TO KNIT SOME CHRISTMAS GIFTS
NEW Boye 14 Knitting Needles TIME TO KNIT SOME CHRISTMAS GIFTS
$5.99
1Set 4 Sizes Pom Pom Maker Fluff Ball Weaver Needle Knitting Wool Tool Yarn Cu3
1Set 4 Sizes Pom Pom Maker Fluff Ball Weaver Needle Knitting Wool Tool Yarn Cu3
$3.16
104 Stitch Markers3 Knitting Weave Plastic Crochet Needle Markers
104 Stitch Markers3 Knitting Weave Plastic Crochet Needle Markers
$5.99
11Pcs Soft Handle Needles Knit Weave Craft Yarn Aluminum Crochet Hooks Set Cu3
11Pcs Soft Handle Needles Knit Weave Craft Yarn Aluminum Crochet Hooks Set Cu3
$6.44
Knitting Tools Crochet Needle Hook Accessories Supplies With Case Knit Kit Cu3
Knitting Tools Crochet Needle Hook Accessories Supplies With Case Knit Kit Cu3
$7.75
16 Sizes practical DIY Hook Needles Stitches Craft Set Knitting Sewing Tool
16 Sizes practical DIY Hook Needles Stitches Craft Set Knitting Sewing Tool
$9.89
11Pcs Soft Handle Needles Knit Weave Craft Yarn Aluminum Crochet Hooks Set YBU
11Pcs Soft Handle Needles Knit Weave Craft Yarn Aluminum Crochet Hooks Set YBU
$6.43
16Size Useful DIY Crochet Hooks Needle Stitches Craft Set Knitting Sewing Tools
16Size Useful DIY Crochet Hooks Needle Stitches Craft Set Knitting Sewing Tools
$9.35
16 Sizes women mum use Hook Needles Stitches Craft Set Knitting Sewing Tool
16 Sizes women mum use Hook Needles Stitches Craft Set Knitting Sewing Tool
$9.89
Mini TWIST Red Lace Interchangeable Cables 22
Mini TWIST Red Lace Interchangeable Cables 22
$11.29
100Pcs Knitting Needles Crochet Locking Stitch Tool Sewing Accessiories Plastic
100Pcs Knitting Needles Crochet Locking Stitch Tool Sewing Accessiories Plastic
$0.99
200Pcs Knitting Needles Crochet Locking Stitch Tool Sewing Accessiories Plastic
200Pcs Knitting Needles Crochet Locking Stitch Tool Sewing Accessiories Plastic
$2.99
BIG NEEDLE KNITS TO WEAR Knitting Book  5 Patterns to knit
BIG NEEDLE KNITS TO WEAR Knitting Book 5 Patterns to knit
$1.99
Pendleton knitting needle case NEW
Pendleton knitting needle case NEW
$24.99

Knitting Needles

Point Protectors and Stoppers for Knitting Needles Size #0-10-1/2 Aqua/Pink, 6-Piece
Point Protectors and Stoppers for Knitting Needles Size #0-10-1/2 Aqua/Pink, 6-Piece
Sale Price: $6.99
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Clover Takumi Getaway 13-Inch - 14-Inch Single Point Gift Set, 7 Size Per Set
Clover Takumi Getaway 13-Inch - 14-Inch Single Point Gift Set, 7 Size Per Set
List Price: $52.25
Sale Price: $36.97
You save: $15.28 (29%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Clover Takumi 7-Inch Double point, Size 15
Clover Takumi 7-Inch Double point, Size 15
List Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $13.48
You save: $1.52 (10%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Lantern Moon Sea Green Silk Knitting Needle Combo Case Holder
Lantern Moon Sea Green Silk Knitting Needle Combo Case Holder
Sale Price: $39.89
Clover Takumi Velvet 13-Inch - 14-Inch Single Point Gift Set, 7 Size Per Set
Clover Takumi Velvet 13-Inch - 14-Inch Single Point Gift Set, 7 Size Per Set
List Price: $76.00
Sale Price: $61.99
You save: $14.01 (18%)
  Eligible for free shipping!
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Susan Bates Patriotic 10in Single Point Knitting Needle Gift Set Size 11 13 15
Susan Bates Patriotic 10in Single Point Knitting Needle Gift Set Size 11 13 15
Sale Price: $5.00

Knitting Needles

The right knitting needles are an important tool in the process of hand knitting.  Most knitting needles have a long shaft and a taper at their end, both the shaft and the taper have important roles in the knitting process. The active (unsecured) stitches of the fabric are held together by the shaft which prevents them from disentangling and the taper is used for forming new stitches.

Knitting needles are available in different sizes and types.

Straight needles are commonly used and are capped at one end and tapers at the other end. Straight knitting needles are widely used when knitting two-dimensional fabrics mostly in squares and rectangles. They are widely used for domestic knitting and they allow knitters to create projects using very simple stitches.

The size of a knitting needle is determined by its radius, which in turn determines the size of the stitch. The radius affects the length of the yarn loom drawn from the previous stitch. Fine needles are used for making petite stitches, whereas large needles are used for making big stitches. In case of uneven knitting, one can use several types of needles. One can influence the stitch size by wrapping yarn about a single needle for a multiple times. Large needles are used for large-scale projects.

Circular knitting needles have two tapered rigid ends that are connected by a flexible cord which holds the active stitches, whereas the tapered ends are used for creating new stitches. A short, straight rigid needle tapered at both ends is a popular variety of knitting needles. Circular knitting for garments such as socks and sweaters uses these needles with a small radius.

It is important to note that different countries use different sizes of knitting needles and you can determine the size of a knitting needle with the aid of a needle gauge. Most needles have their sizes on them over time these labels will fade and a needle gauge will be a handhy tool to have as they have holes of different sizes in which you can insert the knitting needle into to determine its size.

Contemporary knitting needles are made from materials like bamboo, glass, plastic, aluminum, wood, casein and steel. Plastic needles have no pointed edges and can be safely used by children.  Antique knitting needles which were created from materials such as ivory, walrus tusks and tortoiseshell but this process is now banned as they are endangered species of animals.

As your knitting tool collection grows you will probably want to purchase a knitting needle storage container. Straight needles can be stored in attractive cases, cylindrical containers with padding keep the needle points sharp.

Video On Knitting Needles

Knitting Needles: Everything You Ever Needed to Know