During winters the woody fibers of the bamboo are tighter, and hence these shoots are used to produce needles of strong density. Use of a fully matured shoots signifies that the needles produced are strong and long lasting.
These bamboo needles are available in different shapes and sizes. The tapered point of the needle, ensures that every loop is even, which leads to a beautiful stitch. Hence these needles are perfect for the beginners and the people who like the feel of a smooth warm bamboo passing between their fingers.
These needles prove great for beginners as they are not as slick as the plastic or metal ones. Hence the possibility of the loops sliding from your needles is minimum. The professional knitters prefer bamboo knitting needles as they knit quickly without any mistakes.
The flexibility, strength and comfort provided by these needles are much more than its price. Knitters can get a good quality bamboo needle at an affordable price. Unlike the bamboo needles the wooden needles are much expensive, and if they are homemade then it will cost you a lot to own it.
Bamboo knitting needles are available in double points, single point and circular types. The size of every needle is so accurate that you can various same sized needles and still get a superior and uniform stitch. You can also buy bamboo needles with paperweight tops.
The needles come with a bulb of glass containing beautiful glass flowers, or other patterns. These needles are worth colleting for their beauty and elegance, and the beautiful glass designs add an exquisite touch to your knitting experience.
Even though the bamboo knitting needles are long lasting, if you are using them for longer times it is beneficial to sand their tips, to keep it smooth. This stops the needles from splitting yarns, and breaking it. Apart from this the bamboo needles do not require any special maintenance.