Birch Knitting Needles – Complete Buying Guide & Review

Suffer from pain in your hands or wrists when knitting? Wooden needles like Birch Knitting Needles are well worth trying.  

Birch Knitting Needles with purl stitches in cream yarn

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Why Is Birch A Good Material for Knitting Needles?

Generally, birch knitting needles are a good option for the following reasons:

  • Lightweight
  • Warm to the touch
  • Smooth finish
  • Often the birch is from a sustainable source
  • The yarn glides across easily as it does with metal needles
  • Wooden needles are commonly preferred over plastic as they’re gentle on sensitive fingers, comfortable to use and great for people with arthritis. 
  • Wood is also better for the environment as it’s biodegradable and easier to recycle than plastic.

Something to remember; Wooden needles need to be treated gently and stored carefully to prevent damage. They’re more delicate than plastic or metal. 

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Brittany Needles 

brittany needles

Brittany knitting needles are made using sustainably sourced birch wood. They’re beautifully hand-finished and exactly sized, and comfortable to work with. A quality product made to last.

Brittany cares about their impact on the environment and ensures their packaging is 100% recyclable. Made in California, United States.

Their range includes straight needles, double pointed needles and cable needles. Read more about these beautifully crafted needles in my guide.

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Knit Picks Wood Needles

Knit Picks Laminated Birch Needles

The Knit Picks Wood Needle range boasts gorgeous colors. Made from laminated birch wood, they are available in Interchangeables, straights, double pointed needles and fixed circulars.

My guide (on the options below gives you more information on each.

  • Radiant – Colorway is rich, warm arrays of red, yellow, orange, and purple. 
  • Caspian – Vibrant hues of blue, green, and aquamarine. 
  • Majestic – Luxurious hues of blue, green, and royal purple.
  • Sunstruck – Natural laminated birch wood color, polished to allow the individual colors of the different wood grains to shine through. Looks beautiful and has a rustic feel.
  • Rainbow – Lovely rainbow hues of a variety of gorgeous colors.
  • Mosaic – is a combination of all the wood needles colorways.

Lykke Driftwood Circular Knitting Needles

Lykke Driftwood Circular Knitting Needles 16 inch - Size 2

Lykke’s “Driftwood” needles are made of smooth, hard birch with a beautiful grayish finish. The tips are long and slender. The black metal end caps have the sizes etched into them and the black cables are smooth and flexible.

The fixed circulars are available in a range of sizes and lengths. This is the 16 inches (40 cm) option.

The Lykke Driftwood Interchangeable Knitting Needles set are favored by many. Read more in my review.

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Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Knitting Needles

Knitters Pride Dreamz Deluxe Interchangeable Needle Set

These needes are made from densely laminated birch wood.  

The range includes interchangeable circular needles, fixed circulars, single-pointed needles, double pointed needles and cable needles. 

Each needle size is a different color, easy to find the needle you need! 

I have a detailed review of all the range in my post linked above. 

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Knitter’s Pride Laminated Birch Wood Single Point Knitting Needles

Has the lightness of Birch and the strength of natural wood. Needle tips are sharp but not too sharp. The larger needle tips work well with chunky yarns.

Available in 10″ and 14″ lengths in sizes US 2.5 (3.0mm) to US 17 (12.0mm)

If you’re looking for needles to make knitting for longer periods more comfortable, consider birch needles. They’re a pleasure to knit with, and you’ll be impressed with their smoothness. 

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