View Full Version : which needles work better

10-28-2006, 04:22 PM
:?? can anyone tell me what is better to knit with plastic, wood or metal needles. i need a pair of 19 us neddles and they are hard to find here . so i went on ebay and they have plastic and wood what do you think :??

Jan in CA
10-28-2006, 04:42 PM
Oh boy... that is a loaded question. :teehee: Everyone has their own favorites so you should probably think about what you like to knit with in regular size needles.

If I'm going to knit with straights I personally prefer wood, but it does depend somewhat on the yarn.

10-28-2006, 04:55 PM
:?? i'am wanting to knit with super bulky yarn

10-28-2006, 05:20 PM
If your yarn is slippery-smooth, you'll want to use wooden needles so your stitches don't jump off the needles. If you're using a wool or other not-so-slick yarn, plastic or aluminum will work fine.

10-28-2006, 05:24 PM
:hug: thank you for your help

10-29-2006, 11:48 AM
I would prefer wood also. Some people cannot bear to knit with plastic needles and I happen to be one of them.

10-29-2006, 12:43 PM
at size 19, those can get pretty heavy. i prefer my plastic needles just because they're much lighter than wood.