Birch crochet hooks come to us directly from the US. Britanny is a family business run by Gene and Gailer Barnes, two passionnate about ecology and recycling.
Probably the best reason has to do with the benefits of wood. Wood is warm, smooth and soft. It won’t drain heat from sensitive fingers the way aluminum and plastic needles do. We have many comments from arthritis patients and their doctors that they wouldn’t be knitting if it weren’t for wooden needles. The warmth and smoothness of hardwood nurtures sensitive fingers and provides natural strength and consistency for a lasting product. Birch is a superior wood for this purpose, its tensile strength and stability maintains size, resists warping and allows for an extremely smooth surface. It is lightweight so the needles won’t fall out of your knitting yet our proprietary finish provides for one of the slickest needles on the market. Wood is our greatest renewable natural resource. It is environmentally friendly; it’s recyclable, biodegradable and durable; when it is no longer needed it can be returned to the earth.
Crochet Hook length: 19cm (Ideal for proper handling)
Gauge size: 6 US (4mm)
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