Boye Knitting Needles – Are They Good? What To Look For

Founded in 1906, Boye® Needle Company was the first American manufacturer of crochet hooks and knitting needles.

Precision knitting needles, hooks, supplies, and accessories are what the brand is known for.

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Wrights, who owned Simplicity, merged with Boye in 1989.

Aluminum is their best rated knitting needle.

Boye Needle Company has many offerings. There are excellent knitting needles for children, too.

I reviewed and updated this post on August 22, 2022.

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What Are Boye Knitting Needles?

Designed for performance, the concave ends help prevent dropped stitches, an essential feature for any knitter.

The rounded heads allow fast knitting without yarns splitting.

This economical brand is in brick-and-mortar craft stores, shops, and large retailers.

They’re great for beginner knitting needles. Affordable, lightweight, comfortable, and good quality.

All feature Boye Perfection Points®.

The aluminum needles have an interchangeable needle set.

Each size is a different color. Some are gold knitting needles!

Wondering where can I buy yarn online? See here.

Boye Straight Needles

Boye size 7 (4-1/2mm) knitting needles - single point
  • Length: 10″

Beginners have reported they found it difficult to get used to the slipperiness of the aluminum needles at the start.

They enjoyed knitting with them due to the weight.

Boye 16″ Circular Knitting Needles

Boye 16-Inch Circular Knitting Needles, Size 7
  • Cable Lengths: 16″

These circular aluminum needles are sized and balanced. Each size has a different color.

The Perfection Points prevent yarn slipping. The cable is clear plastic. Some users didn’t find it flexible enough.

Boye US 13 Circular Knitting Needles

Boye Size 13 (9mm) Circular Knitting Needles
  • Length: 36″

Some users found the plastic cable gets in the way.

A quick solution is to soak the cable in hot water.

Boye Needlemaster Interchangeable Set

40-piece Boye Needlemaster Interchangeable Set

This interchangeable aluminum needle set with sizes and cable lengths, 40 pieces in total. Great for a beginner.

Many users said the clear plastic cables are stiff and need to be placed in hot water to make them workable.

Some found the joins between the cord and the needle were rough, and their wool snagged.

The cord can separate from the tips with time and use. 

At first glance, this looks like a good option due to the needle sets you get.

The aluminum needles aren’t marked with the sizing, however, each size has different colors.


Where Are Boye Knitting Needles Made?

They are no longer manufactured in the United States since the company’s merge in 1989. These tools are made in China.

Who Makes Boye Knitting Needles?

The Simplicity Craft Group, the parent company of Boye.

The features of Boye knitting needles are they’re lightweight and affordable. A good option for beginners.

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Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

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Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on Ravelry.

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