Before the 20th century fine knitting was done on steel wire but bone was the material of choice for coarse knitting. Bone needles are very smooth to work with, yet prevent the work from sliding off of them and they become even smoother with use. The 10" length works well for knitting Scottish Bonnets, no more stitches falling off the ends! Double pointed needles are needed for knitting in the round which is the type of knitting done before the Victorian.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 May, 2007.