Knitting Needles

Shop for Knitting needles for every project. We stock a variety of types and sizes in popular brand names Pony, Addi, Art Viva, and Brittany ideal for any knitting project. 

It’s important to choose the right size needle for your project and our handy needle size conversion chart can help. Choose from a range of materials including wood, bamboo, metal and plastic. Whether you are using laceweight, or chunky we will have a needle. 

Items 13
Items 13

Knitting needles 

Knitting needles have a long shaft and taper at their end. The long shaft holds the active stitches of the fabric, to prevent them from unravelling, whereas the tapered ends are used to form new stitches. The size is described first by its diameter and secondly by its length. Double pointed and Circular needles work on the same basis. 

The size of the new stitch is determined in large part by the diameter of the knitting needle used. All patterns work to a given number of stitches and rows per 10cm and by changing the diameter of the needle the required number of stitches/rows are achieved

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a crafty friend, Laughing Hens has everything you need: 

New to knitting or looking for inspiration? Check out our range of knitting kits to make amazing designs with easy to follow instructions.