Sorry if this sounds weird, but i've previously been using metal needles and am thinking of converting to bamboo, but one thing is holding me back. With thin needles, like size 1 and such, will the bamboo needle break easily? How sturdy are those needles?
So far I've never broken a bamboo needle (of course, since I just typed that I will in the very near future). On the other hand, I'm not a very tight knitter. Bamboo seems to be pretty flexible, though. It'll bend pretty significantly without breaking. I really like bamboo needles!
Some of it can depend on the quality of needles too. Cheapie needles will bend/break more easily than higher quality. That said, I still would prefer metal simply b/c the yarn slides over it easier and lets me knit faster.