Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles has a tapered, round point that never splits the yarn. They are smooth to the touch and become even smoother to the touch the more you knit with them. Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles are 60% lighter than aluminum knitting needles of the same size, so your hand doesn't tire even after long hours of knitting. Needle thickness is important because it determines stitch size. You can be sure that every "Takumi" bamboo knitting needle with the same size will be of the exact same thickness and shape. Single - pointed, double - pointed, and circular needles with the same number and size can be used interchangeably - the result will always be beautiful, uniform stitches. Available in two lengths below and double points.
Clover Takumi double point knitting needles offer the same smooth tips and benefits as the Clover Single Point knitting needles above. Set of 5 per size, 7 inch length.
Clover Bamboo circular knitting needles combine smooth joins and strong nylon cording for a quality knitting needle. Bamboo knitting needles never feel cold to the touch! Clover Bamboo knitting are a bit more "grippier" holding your stitches secure while still allowing for easy knitting. All Clover Bamboo joins are smooth and strong. Available in four lengths and a variety of sizes. Enjoy!
The building of a Takumi knitting needle begins with selecting only the choicest natural bamboo from Japan. Not all bamboo is the same. Clover uses bamboo from cold climates. These bamboo trees are hard and highly resistant to bending, making them most suitable for Takumi Bamboo Knitting Needles. Additionally, the bamboo comes from regions with the least amount of snowfall to avoid those stems that have been bent or damaged by weight of the snow.
Young bamboos have woody fibers that are too soft, and the older ones are too brittle. Clover selects fully matured trees and properly aged bamboo stock with uniform density and length. The trees are harvested in the winter season because it is at this time that they contain less water so as to avoid staining and molding. During the winter, the woody fibers are tighter and produce a needle with a strong density.
Bent bamboos are rejected as are those portions near the joints (nodes) or roots, as these areas contain bent fibers. Clover used only those bamboo sections between nodes that have adequate density. The bent portions, shoots and roots of bamboo trees are discarded. The portion immediately under the bamboo surface contains tight fibers that are hard and resilient and this is the most suitable material for Takumi knitting needles.
Once the perfect raw sections have been selected, the long-nurtured Clover manufacturing technique is employed to ensure you get the best quality bamboo needle ever! Needles are finished to accurate specifications to a uniform thickness and ultra-smooth finish. With the proper glide of the yarn, your hands won’t feel tired – even after knitting for a long time. The shape of the needle point is rounder by Clover’s own proprietary method so they don’t split yarns, and ensure even loops for a beautiful knit finish.
These high quality Takumi knitting needles, available in all the popular sizes and lengths will provide you countless hours of relaxing knitting. The more you knit with them, the more you’ll love knitting.