These bamboo circulars (sizes 3 and up) have a smooth join and flexible cable. Sizes 4 and up have a swiveling cable! Sizes 0-2 have the same type of metal cable as the RED circulars but do not swivel. All bamboo circulars come in dark patina only. Needle size is permanently laser marked on needles.
Made of the highest quality Moso bamboo. Precisely crafted tips and joins. Flexible cable. Ergonomically designed to ease hand fatigue. Needle size is laser imprinted on each Bamboo circular. Moso bamboo is the largest and strongest bamboo. It is mostly grown in China (6.7 million acres), but can also be found in Japan (1.2 million acres). ChiaoGoo needles and hooks are made from Chinese Moso bamboo.
Because Moso bamboo is quickly renewable, using bamboo needles is environmentally friendly.
Bamboo needles are approximately 60% lighter than aluminum needles of the same size, making knitting more comfortable.
Bamboo needles are very strong. Fibers under the bamboo's skin are extremely elastic and have tensile strength comparable to steel!
Knitters can benefit from the warmth and natural feel of the needles.