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Luxury Knitting Needles – My Guide To The Best & Most Beautiful

Over your knitting journey, most of the money you spend on luxury items is yarn.

But If you think about all the hours you spend knitting, buying a well-designed, comfortable luxury knitting needle set isn’t so extravagant.

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The suggestions for the luxury knitting needles are chosen for their durability, comfort, ease of use, adaptability, and how appealing they look.

When we think of luxury knitting needles we want the “Wow” factor and the best quality knitting needles!

This post was updated on 14th Aug, 2022

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Lantern Moon Needles

Many knitters would’ve heard about Lantern Moon Needles as being a luxury knitting needle. Although no longer manufactured, there are still some available online, but those stocks won’t last forever.

Lantern Moon Needles were made from luxury hardwoods such as ebony wood and rosewood. They used more affordable woods such as palm wood.

Their mission was to create products from sustainable forests and support the families who made them by paying them good wages.

They come in straights and circulars. They’re visually beautiful and have a lovely feel in the hand. The sizes and lengths online are limited as production finished in 2018.

Although they offered Straights in 10”, 12” and 14” and circulars in 16”, 26”, 32” and 40” from US4-US13 it’ll be difficult to find the size you’re after.

Features of Lantern Moon Needles:

  • Smooth surface
  • Lightweight
  • Warm in the hand
  • Beautiful polished wood grain

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Furls Knitting Needles

Furls Knitting Needles
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Furls Crochet are well known for their high end luxury crochet hooks and they decided to design luxury hardwood straight knitting needles and circular needles in 2019.

Each needle weighs 0.3oz (9g) for an ultralight knitting experience. All bodies are made from dense hardwoods, nonporous aluminum and finished with a super smooth surface.

These gorgeous needles come in three styles.

Teak (Teak body with Ebony and Aluminum styling), Rosewood (Rosewood body with Ebony and Aluminum Styling), and Ebony (Ebony tips & end with Padauk body and Aluminum trim).

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They are available in the following sizes.

  • 5mm/US 8
  • 5.5mm/US 9
  • 6.0mm/US 10
  • 6.55mm/US 10.5

Signature Arts Needles

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Signature needles are a luxury brand famous for their ultra-sharp “Stiletto” needle point. Produced by a family-owned machine company in Wisconsin, USA.

Made from aircraft-quality anodized aluminum coated in a vibrant colors.

Available in straight, double-point, and “convertible” circular styles. This Signature Convertible is a considerable investment. But as the old saying goes, ‘you get what you pay for’.

The points on the straights come in three different styles – Stiletto, Middy or Blunt. Stiletto is the sharpest point, Middy is a midway sharp point shorter than the Stiletto. The Blunt is blunter and not as long as the Stiletto point. 

They’re available in 7”, 10”, and 14” lengths in a range of sizes. 

The decorative ends of the straight needles are available in three different options, Tear, Bell and Spiral. Each look very lovely.

Double pointed needles have the stiletto point with the exception of the 4″ needles, which have a Stiletto point on one and blunt on the other.

With the Signature circulars, there’s a choice of 2 points, the Stiletto or Middy. Stiletto tip features a sharp point with an elongated profile and a Middy tip has a shorter profile designed for tighter knitters. 

The assorted colors are lovely and bright in green, purple, gold, red and blue. 

For those who love a slick, metal needle, these are a wonderful luxury option. 

Knitter’s Pride Royale

If you like the look of “luxury” needles but don’t want the big price tag, a few of Knitter’s Pride sets are a good option. Many knitters love these needles for their beauty and functionality. 

The Knitter’s Pride Royale have radiant colors of birch wood with electroplated brass tips, giving knitters the color and texture of a wood needle with a smooth, sharp metal tip.

There are 2 sets, one with short needle tips (great for hats, socks and sleeves and the other with longer needle tips and cables (for sweaters, shawls and afghans). 

Knitter's Pride Royale short tips interchangeable needles
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The short needle tip set includes:

  • US 4 (3.5mm) – Aquamarine
  • US 5 (3.75mm) – Orange Lily
  • US 6 (4.0mm) – Fuchsia Fan
  • US 7 (4.5mm) – Grey Onyx
  • US 8 (5.0mm) – Cherry Blossom
  • US 9 (5.5mm) – Misty Green
  • US 10 (6.0mm) – Candy Pink
  • in Paris theme embroidered case
  • 2 Cords (to make 16” (2Nos.))
  • 4 End caps
  • 2 Cord keys
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The longer needle tip set includes:

  • 5 Knitting Needle tips: US 2.5 (3.0 mm), US 3 (3.25 mm), US 4 (3.5 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm), US 6 (4.0 mm)
  • Paris theme embroidered case
  • 2 Cords: 24″ (60 cm) & 32″ (80 cm)
  • 4 End caps
  • 2 Cord keys

Symfonie Rose Interchangeables Circular

Knitter's Pride Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Circular Needles

The Symfonie Rose Interchangeable circular needles have a birch wood needle tip in a red/brown color and the join connecting to the cable is metal in a brass color. 

Set include 9 interchangeable knitting needle pairs & accessories.

  • US 4 (3.5mm), US 5 (3.75mm), US 6 (4.0mm), US 7 (4.5mm), US 8 (5.0mm), US 9 (5.5mm), US 10 (6.0mm), US 10.5 (6.5mm), US 11 (8.0mm)
  • 4 Cords (to make 24″, 40″ & 2 of 32″)
  • 8 End caps
  • 4 Cord keys
  • 1 Set of cord connectors
  • 1 Needle gauge
  • 1 Symfonie rose shawl pin
  • A Leatherette box

Zen Interchangeable Rosewood Needle Set

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Zen Needles are a brand offered by Fabulous Yarn that are luxe.

10 tips – US4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.5, 11, 13, 3 cables (1 each of 24, 32 & 40″). Polished wood endcaps and Rosewood handled tightener included.

These tips are special 4.5″ tip with a pointed tip. The cables swivel – just like lantern moons’ did, so no cable kinking or twisting. Beautifully grained, includes a fabulous Della Q Case.

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My eldest said to me recently, “Some of these would make a great gift for you and it would make your knitting so much easier.”

Indeed it would! I need to follow my own advice and alert my husband to this idea. Hopefully he’ll say yes 🙂

If you end up getting some luxury needles, please get in touch with me here. I’d love to hear about your experience.

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6 thoughts on “Luxury Knitting Needles – My Guide To The Best & Most Beautiful”

    • Hi Annette, not in this post but in my post about interchangeables I’ve reviewed ChiaoGoo. I’d love to hear about your experience using ChiaGoo needles. Cheers Jodie

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  1. I bought an incredibly luxe set of rosewood interchangeable needles by Zen on Fabulous Yarn’s website. I think they might be an exclusive for them but I’m not certain. Gorgeous brass fittings and tightening tool in a silk wrapper for storage. They were a little sticky with cashmere but with wool and other fibers they were great. However the stickiness might have been due to me being a fairly new knitter (knitting too tightly), they were brand new and needed “seasoning” or the yarn I was using (Nordic Yarn eco cashmere) had a sticky quality itself. I’ve used them with other yarns and no issues. Worth the investment.
    I adore their triangular double point needles. Fell in love with them the first time I used them and they don’t roll away! Pure luxe and fantastic tools.

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    • Hi Michele. Thanks so much for sharing your experience of your luxury Zen rosewood interchangeable needles. So wonderful to hear how much you love them. I’ll go now and take a look. Thanks again for taking the time to comment. Cheers Jodie

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  2. Anticipating two wooden luxury interchangeable sets in the mail now. My first choice was the Addi nature olive wood, (I thought the lighter color would be best for 1st choice as I sometimes knit with dark colors) my second is the Zen Rosewood. I try to research any investments. There aren’t enough comments or reviews on the Zen! There are a lot of comments on rosewood. I’m glad that I should have both sets in my hands by the beginning of next week. I do own Chaio Goo Red Twists. Lovely, and a ‘go to’ needle. I’m excited about the premium wooden needles and expect them to be less grippy than other wooden needles! We shall soon see!

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    • Hi Paulette. Thanks so much for sharing. That’s great to hear you love the Chiaogoo Red Twists. Once you receive your new sets and you have tried them out, I’d love to hear about your experience. Cheers Jodie

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