Interchangeable knitting needles are wonderfully versatile tools, and Lykke needles are a delight to use. Made of smooth, hard birch wood (bamboo for Grove needles), they feel strong and steady in your hands. They taper beautifully to a good, sharp tip. These needles come in four colours – Driftwood, which is a beautiful pale brown, Umber, which are a darker, chocolate brown, Grove, which are palest green and Indigo, in gorgeous blues.
The size of each needle is engraved onto the metal joint, which means it won’t rub off and leave you trying to find your needle gauge to see if you’ve got the right size. The join with the cable is very smooth, so the yarn slides over it without a murmur as you knit.
This is a fantastic set, which includes:
- 12 pairs of interchangeable needle tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 6.5mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm) (Grove bamboo sets range from 3.25mm up to 10mm).
- 5 cables (2 x 24 inch, 2 x 32 inch, 1 x 40 inch)
- 2 connectors
- 4 keys
- 8 stoppers
It comes in a compact case of soft grey fabric, with two zip pockets for notions. Knitting with these needles is a joy, and this set is a must-have in your tool kit.