It is difficult to find bamboo large enough to produce sizes 17 and 19 needles. Because of this, all of the needles sizes 17 (12.75 mm) through 50 (25 mm) are made from wood. Surprisingly, they are still light weight and well balanced. The dark patina needles go through an additional thermal process to obtain the darker color. No dyes or paints are used to attain this richer color.
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Posted by Cindy on 19th Aug 2014
I love working with these needles! I wasn't looking forward to using #35 needles again, but the pattern called for them and circular at that. Over the years I have found bamboo to be my favorite needle (w/ exception of Addi which I could not find in this size) and these #35 bamboo circulars from Chiaogoo have not disappointed. My project is coming right along and I am very pleased with these circular needles. I would definitely order again from this brand and from this store. Regarding the store, they were exceptional in their communication and speed of delivery plus the bonus of no shipping charges, which, by the way, was the tipping point for me. Thanks, In The Making !!