Cocoknits creator Julie Weisenberg likes to use bamboo double-pointed needles for two things: when working cables and when picking up stitches to create the shoulders of a Cocoknits Method sweater. She likes that bamboo is “stickier” than metal so the needle doesn’t slip out of her stitches as easily.
But, she was constantly storing the needle tucked into her hair or behind her ear, even between her teeth – and she would invariably lose it. This was especially problematic when traveling and knitting! She wanted a bamboo needle that would stick to her Maker’s Keep while not in use and not wind up down the sofa or lost on the floor of an airplane. It took years to get it just right – the metal band around the center of the Cocoknits bamboo cable needles is slightly raised to help keep the needle from slipping out of your stitches while cabling or picking up stitches. The points are purposely blunt so that you can use a fingernail file or pencil sharpener to customize your preferred sharpness on the tips.
Included are 5 needles from US 2 through US 10.75 to give you a full range of sizes. We hope you love them!