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Lion Brand Knitting Needles – Complete Buying Guide & Reviews

Lion Brand® Yarn Company is a fifth-generation, family-owned business. They are passionate about helping people enjoy the pleasures of working with yarn.

These yarns are sold online, at craft stores, discount chains, and independent shops across the United States. They’re a great place to buy knitting needles.

They have a range of Lion Brand Yarn knitting needles I’m reviewing here.

They also stock other brand knitting needles such as Hiya Hiya, Brittany, Clover, Knitter’s Pride, ChiaGoo, Love 2 Knit Denise, and Boye. 

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Head To Toe Knitting Needles

Lion Brand Head To Toe Knitting Needles

Uniquely shaped plastic needles make knitting in the round super easy, even for beginners! Set of 3 (2 holding the stitches, 1 to knit with). 

If you’re currently using small circulars or Double Pointed needles to knit in the round, give these a try.

These are great for small projects – Hats, Leg Warmers, Mug Cozies, and more! Lightweight ones that prevent the yarn from slipping off.

29 Inch Circular Knitting Needles 

Lion Brand 29 Inch Circular Knitting Needles

Enjoy speedy and quiet with these plastic-plated brass circular needles. The 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles cords are soft and snag-free. 

Designed to put a lot less strain on the hands than the aluminum styles.

Available in sizes: 10.5 (6.5mm), 11 (8.0mm), 13 (9mm), 17 (13mm), 19 (15mm), 35 (19mm)

Kids Knitting Needles

Lion Brand Kids Knitting Needles

These are fun for kids wanting to learn to knit. They feature a stopper with an animal smiley face with ears. One needle is blue, and the other is red. 

Great for smaller hands, smooth and durable. Each needle is 7 inches long, US Size 10 (6mm). They’re a great in-between size, neither too small or too big. A kid will be able to hold them with ease. 

The surface isn’t too slippery or too grippy. The working project stays on and don’t slide off accidentally.

Super Circs – Circular Knitting Needles Size 50 (25 mm) 45” (114 cm)

Lion Brand Super Circs

Big knit items are fashionable! These lightweight jumbo needles are perfect for fast-finish projects. Super Circs work great with bulky-weight yarns or multiple strands.

The one-piece needle makes even super-sized knits portable! Super Circs are size US 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needles with a generous 45 inch (114 cm) cord.

Package includes a free pattern to get knitting right away – knit an easy 8-Hour Afghan with Homespun® and Homespun® Thick & Quick®.

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 50 (25 mm) Speed-Stix

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 50 (25 mm) Speed-Stix

‘Speed Stix’ Needles. Knit the fastest projects possible with these new size 50 (25 mm) knitting needles. They are 14 inches in length.

The bright red lets you see your work easily. They are lightweight and comfortable to knit with.

A free 4-yarn, 1-hour scarf pattern is included on the back of the package. Or pick your favorite yarns and colors to make your super-fast designs.

Single Point Knitting Needles

Single Point Knitting Needles

Their single point needles are durable with each size in a different color. The knobs at the end have the US sizing printed on them. 

Length: 13.5 inches.

Available In: Size 4 (3.5 mm), Size 5 (3.75 mm), Size 6 (4.0 mm), Size 7 (4.5 mm), Size 8 (5.0 mm), Size 9 (5.5 mm), Size 10 (6.0 mm), Size 11 (8.0 mm), Size 13 (9.0 mm), Size 15 (10.0 mm), Size 17 (13.0 mm), Size 19 (15.0 mm), Size 35 (19.0 mm)

Lion Brand Double Pointed Knitting Needles

Lion Brand Double Pointed Knitting Needles

Set of 5, 7.75 inches long. Needles are made of plastic and color-coded to match their straight and circular needles of the same size.

Lightweight and affordable. 

Available in sizes US 5 (3.75mm), 6 (4.0mm), 7 (4.5mm), 8 (5.0mm), 9 (5.5mm) and size 10 (6.0mm)

Hat Not Hate 

This yarn company and Their Brand Ambassador, Shira Blumenthal, helped launch the Hat Not Hate initiative.

Hat Not Hate’s concept is to get knitters and crocheters to knit and crochet blue hats and donate them to the cause. Blue represents awareness and solidarity and is the color to wear in support of bullying prevention.  

These hats are given to schools across the country for students to wear in October, National Bullying Prevention Month.

Wearing a blue hat empowers them to be strong and stand up to bullying, and to feel encouraged with all the love imbued in these handmade hats.

Lion Brand have you covered if you are looking for an affordable well made plastic knitting needles. I hope you found this guide helpful. 

If you’ve experienced using these needles, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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2 thoughts on “Lion Brand Knitting Needles – Complete Buying Guide & Reviews”

  1. I have a Lion Brand knitting pattern which requires me to use Large eye Blunt Needles pack of 6. I am having Difficulty finding them. Please can you help me.

    • Hi Pat, thanks for getting in touch. These are needles that you use for weaving in ends and sewing up seams on your knit projects. I have found a listing on Amazon for the pack of six. Here is the link I just wondered if you have a large blunt eye needle that would fit the yarn you are using for the pattern already? Cheers Jodie


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