Vintage knitting needles are favorites with collectors and knitters who love lightweight needles. Double Pointed needles are the oldest form of these products.
These were typically sold in sets of four to six with shorter lengths than straight needles. These good knitting needles were used for handmade circular knitted items like sleeves, socks, mittens, and collars.
Brands like Aero, Boye, Inox and Susan Bates, Zephr (made by the American company CJ Bates & Son) are popular vintage needles. Many of the older styles are straight with a knob at the end.
Here are some of the vintage knitting needles on sale at the Etsy store.
Table of Contents
- A Little Bit Of History On Vintage Needles
- Susan Bates and Boye Circular Vintage Needles
- Aero Vintage Straight Knitting Needles
- Boye Vintage Plastic Knitting Needles
- Vintage Susan Bates Double Pointed Knitting Needles
- Zephr Knitting Needles Vintage
- Vintage Wooden Knitting Needles
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Vintange needles aren’t the only antique craft-related thing you can find on Etsy. You can get supplies for quilting, applique, patchwork, piecing, sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, and needlepoint.
If you need specific supplies, you can easily find wool, crochet hooks, a loom, fabric/thread, a button for a project, a thimble, a seam ripper, a tape measure, scissors, or a pincushion.
Susan Bates and Boye Circular Vintage Needles
Set of circular needles Size 4, 6, 8 in package, Size 6 double point needle, stitch holder.
Aero Vintage Straight Knitting Needles
Beautiful silky grey knitting needles from Bernat by Aero. Made in England for the North American market.
All of the needles in this listing are/have: 14 Inch length Grey Finish. The size on the stopper is the US number.
Boye Vintage Plastic Knitting Needles
Begin or rebuild your collection of vintage Boye USA Single point knitting needles. All needles are plastic with Steel stopper unless stated otherwise.
Vintage Susan Bates Double Pointed Knitting Needles
Genuine Susan Bates Double Pointed Knitting Needles of aluminum. They are 10 Inch in length. Made in USA. Most, but not all, in the original package.
Zephr Knitting Needles Vintage
All nylon circulars. All of the needles in this listing are: Zephr (BATES) – All nylon – points and cables – Slightly tapered points. Most in the original package.
Vintage Wooden Knitting Needles
A lovely choice of vintage wooden knitting needles – various sizes. Each pair measures 34cm long unless otherwise stated.
There are many to choose from, and with these type of needle, you’re sure to experience a little living history when you knit.
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