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Compare needle and hook ranges

If you're new to knitting or crochet, or are used to using quite basic tools, then it can be overwhelming looking at what's available. How will you know what range suits you? What are the differences between the ranges?

We've put this guide together to help you compare. We can't tell you what will suit you best, as that comes down to personal preference. But at least we can make the choice a little easier to make at a glance.

If you're stuck, why not read our guides on the different types of crochet hooks and knitting needles?

If there's a range listed below but you can't find it stocked on our website, get in touch! We can order in items if you'd like them.

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Compare ranges

RangeNeedle or hooks?MaterialPriceDescription
BambooBothWood (bamboo)££Made from high quality Japanese bamboo. Smooth yet strong. Natural shade with green accents.
BasixBothWood (birch)£As the name suggests - KnitPro's value range, crafted from birch. No frills but still excellent quality.
GingerBothWood (laminated birchwood)£££Richly coloured warm wood, this range is the sophisticated sister to Symfonie.
J'Adore CubicsKnitting needlesWood (laminated birchwood)£££A unique cuboid shape intended for better grip, this range is ideal for anyone with joint problems. In a lovely purple shade.
JumboBothWood (birch)££Chunky sizes crafted from smooth birch. Jumbo goes up to sizes other ranges don't.
KarbonzKnitting needlesCarbon fibre£££These are the strongest needles out there - if you manage to break them you really are a knitting needle assassin! Lightweight and able to be made in smaller sizes than other ranges.
Lantern MoonBothWood (Indian ebony)£££Luxurious tools crafted from extremely strong Indian ebony with 24 karat gold elements.
The Mindful CollectionMindfulKnitting needlesMetal (stainless steel)£££High quality needles with laser printing on the lengths and with soft teal accents.
NovaKnitting needlesMetal (brass coated in nickel)££Great value and lightweight needles thanks to their hollow cores, but still strong.
Nova CubicsKnitting needlesMetal (brass coated in nickel)££Merges the best features of the Nova and Cubics range: strong but lightweight needles in a cuboid shape.
SmartstixKnitting needlesMetal (aluminium)££Sleek aluminium laser printed with markings that allow you to use the needle directly as a ruler as you work.
SymfonieBothWood (laminated birchwood)££A world famous and unique style, Symfonie is smooth wood in a multicoloured pattern.
TrendzBothAcrylic£Super colourful and lightweight acrylic, colour-coded by size.
WavesCrochet hooksMetal (aluminium)££Colour-coded by size, these hooks are strong aluminium with a soft-feel handle.
ZingBothMetal (aluminium)££Colourful and strong aluminium, you can tell what size your needle is instantly by what shade it is.