Pony Knitting Needles – My Complete Guide

The company Pony makes these needles. This Indian family-owned business has been in the field for over 50 years.

Their range includes types of knitting needles to suit all.

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They make notions and tools for all crafts.

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

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What Are Pony Needles?

Pony needles are knitting needles made in India in different styles, lengths, and materials. Their range is extensive.

My guide shows you the best online yarn shop.

Pony Pearl Knitting Needles

These aren’t made from pearl, but cellulose acetate. They have a shiny, smooth finish like a pearl.

Smooth with grip, they’re easy to knit with.

Some sizes have steel wire inside for reinforcement, and they make a jangling noise which is distracting.

Pearl Circular Needles

  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • Cord Lengths – 60, 80, 100cm
  • Tips – 5″

Smooth, with fun colors. Has grip, which may be annoying.

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Pearl Double Pointed Needles

  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10.00mm
  • 20cm
  • Pack Of 4/5

A smooth finish great for beginners. They’re flexible but not super durable.

Pearl Straight Needles

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  • Sizes – 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10mm
  • 35cm

These have a smooth needle tapered for easy knitting in assorted colors. Limited sizes.

Pony Rosewood Knitting Needles

Yet another company that makes needles with the popular hardwood, rosewood.

These are smooth, strong and durable needles.

Rosewood Interchangeable Needles

Pony Rosewood Interchangeable Needles Premium Set

This is one of their luxury items for a good reason!

A patterned blue and white hand-woven cotton case, needle tips of rosewood, and cables of smooth plastic.

A quality set guaranteed to last.

  • Sizes – 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7mm
  • Cord Lengths – 2/40 cm, 2/60 cm, and 2/80 cm
  • Needle Tips – 10.5cm
  • Notions – 2 Cable Connectors, two stitch holders, 1 needle gauge

There’s a good range of sizes, and everything is durable.

The needles have smooth joins and a simple connection system. Though they unscrew occasionally.

The wood has grip which speed knitters may not like.

Rosewood Circular Needles

Pony Rosewood Circular Needles
  • Sizes – US 13
  • Cord Lengths – 32″
  • Needle Tips – 5″

They’re guaranteed to last and warm to the touch, but have grip which some may not like.

Rosewood Double-Pointed Needles

  • Sizes – 2.75mm – 10.00mm
  • 15/20cm

The smooth and strong wood warms when you knit with them, and the yarn doesn’t slide off.

They’re durable and easy to use, but not for speed knitters.

Rosewood Straight Needles

Pony Rosewood Straight Needles
  • Sizes – 2.75mm – 10.00mm
  • 35cm/14″

The Stitches slide easily without slipping off the smooth, durable material. It warms up in the hand.

They’re grippy.

Pony Interchangeable Needles

They have range from bamboo to smooth metal. Each has a set, with notions and many sizes and cord lengths.

Bamboo

Pony Bamboo Interchangeable Needles
  • 9 Sizes
  • Cord Lengths – 40, 60, 80cm
  • Notions – 4 color coded adaptors, a knitting gauge, two pairs of end stoppers, case

It has a lovely blue case with organized pockets for notions.

The needles feel nice in the hand, have a smooth join, and stand to lots of use

Has friction, but that’s the nature of the material, and the connection system is confusing.

Pony Flair

Pony Flair Interchangeable Needles

Hand-dyed German hardwood in lovely colors, this set of needles comes in a beautiful hardcover case.

  • Sizes – 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 4.50, & 5.00 mm
  • Cord Lengths – 2/60cm, 2/80cm, & 2/100cm
  • Needle Tips – 14cm
  • Notions – 2 stoppers for rope ends, 1 connector, 2 wool needles, and 2 stitch markers

The quality materials and notions are in lovely colors with their durable case. The needle is warm to the touch.

The limited size range is for only smaller projects.

Slick Interchangeables

  • Sizes – 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5mm
  • Cord Lengths – 2/60cm, 2/80cm, 2/120cm
  • Needle Tips – 5″
  • Notions – Knitting Gauge, 2 end stoppers

The smooth joins and easy connection system are great for speed knitters. They’re too slippery for some.

Pony Circular Needles

Perfect for any knitter, regardless of whether you prefer plastic, metal or wood.

Aluminum

Pony Classic Circular Needles
  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • Cord Lengths – 40, 60, 80, 100cm
  • Needle Tips – 5″

They’re smooth, durable, and comfortable to knit with. The curved shape better suits the shape of your hand.

They’re slippery, so not suitable for beginners.

Colored Aluminum

Colored Aluminum Pony Needles
  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • Cord Lengths – 40, 60, 80, 100cm
  • Needle Tips – 5″

Each size is a different color with slightly bent tips. Stitches may fall off the needle, and they’re not for beginners.

Plastic

Plastic Pony Circular Needles
  • Sizes – 2.75 – 25mm
  • Cord Lengths – 80cm

They’re smooth, but may not stand to lots of use.

Palm Wood

  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • Cord Lengths – 40, 60, 80, 100cm
  • Needles – 5″

Lovely textured wood grains throughout the needle tips

Smooth, swivel joins, either a good or a bad thing depending on your perspective. The grip may annoy some knitters

Pony Perfect Densified Wood

  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • Cord Lengths – 40, 60, 80, 100cm
  • Needle Tips – 5″

The densified wood means they’re strong and inflexible. Smooth and looks wonderful too.

Warm to touch, and snag-free joins, but grabs the yarn.

Pony Double Pointed Knitting Needles

Their double-pointed needles are durable and rigid.

Bamboo

Pony Bamboo Double Pointed Needles
  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • 20cm
  • Pack Of 5

A polished surface which is comfortable to use. It grabs the yarn, but that’s the nature of bamboo.

Aluminum

Pony Double Pointed Aluminum Knitting Needles
  • Sizes – 3.5 or 4mm
  • 20cm
  • Pack Of 5

Yarn slides easily, so it’s great for quick knitting. They’re comfortable to use, but have limited sizes and are slippery.

Stainless Steel

  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • 15cm & 20cm

They’re tapered and sharp, so they’re great for lace knitting or knitting with smaller/finer wool.

There’s a limited length range, and despite being designed for lace knitting, there aren’t too many smaller sizes.

Palm Wood

  • Sizes – 2.75mm – 10.00mm
  • 20cm

The lovely finish with textured wood grains grabs the yarn.

Pony Perfect Densified Wood

  • Sizes – 2.75 – 10mm
  • 18 Or 20cm

It’s smooth and comfortable to knit with, and the sizes etched on the side. There’s only two lengths.

Pony Straight Needles

Bamboo

Pony Bamboo Straight Needles
  • Sizes – 2.75 – 9mm
  • 33cm

They’re smooth, flexible, lightweight, and great for larger projects with a range of sizes.

Users found they warped after little use.

Aluminum

Pny Straight 40cm Knitting Needles
  • Sizes – 1.5 – 7mm
  • 40cm

The long, light needles hold lots of stitches, so it’s easy to do many projects. They’re great for fast knitters with sharp tips.

Where Are Pony Needles Made?

They’re made in India, with local materials, sustainable and ethical practices. They pay local craftspeople a fair wage.

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Hopefully, this guide to the complete range of pony knitting needles helped you decide which one would suit.

If you already use these, what do you like about them?

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2 thoughts on “Pony Knitting Needles – My Complete Guide”

  1. Hi
    I’ve been using Pony needles for roughly 35 years. They are well made and have lasted well. I think they were one of the first companies in the UK to provide bamboo needles. I still have some that I use regularly.

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    • Hi Kirsty. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Pony Needles and that you still enjoy using them. I love to hear from readers about their knitting journey. Cheers Jodie

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