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Knitting Things have been specialising in Bamboo Knitting Needles since 2004.    Bamboo knitting needles provide a warm and natural touch for easy knitting.  They are smooth to the touch and lightweight, their smooth surface makes them easy to hold.  Bamboo consists of a lot of tough vertical fibres, and is a natural material with strength and flexibility which improves with age.  The more you knit, the smoother they become.  They are 60% lighter than the same size aluminium needles, so your hands won't tire - even after hours of knitting.  Bamboo needles are quiet, unlike metal needles, the stitches stay on the needles much easier and are less likely to slip off. 
They flex when you are using them, therefore putting less strain on your joints so they are ideal if you have arthritis, rheumatism or are prone to sore wrists.

Bamboo Needles on aeroplanes:
UK regulations allow bamboo knitting needles in hand luggage, it is recommended circular needles are best as they are shorter.  Check the current rules at:  The rules may be different on the way back, so check before you fly.

Caring for your bamboo knitting needles:
Bamboo knitting needles do not really need a lot of care but if you use them frequently you may find they will benefit from a light sanding every now and then to keep them nice and smooth and to keep the tips from breaking your yarn.  With just this little bit of maintenance you should be able to enjoy your bamboo needles for years to come.

We also specialise in King Cole yarns and patterns.  King Cole are a family run business, established in 1935.  They are continually developing innovative colours, textures and designs and have a vast selection of knitting and crochet patterns.  Visit their web site King Cole to see their full range of yarns or patterns.

The hugely popular Jean Greenhowe knitted dolls and toys booklets are now available.  Click on any of the patterns for a more detailed content of each booklet.


        Please let us know if you have any special delivery instructions we can pass on to your Royal Mail postman/woman, where they can hide your order in a safe, dry place if you are not at home.

  • Secure online payment is through PayPal or Nochex.  They allow you to pay by Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro or Solo. We do not have access to your credit/debit card details. 
  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address will remain confidential and not be passed on to third parties.  Your phone number may be used in relation to your order should there be a query, it will not be used for unsolicited purposes.
  • We dispatch parcels via Royal Mail.  Collections by appointment, please phone or email to check items are in stock.
    We cannot accept responsibility if Royal Mail delivery people leave packages on your doorstep, please let us know of a secure, dry place where parcels can be left.   
  • Goods delivered within mainland UK should be received within 7 days once they leave our shop.  If your order goes over 2kg in weight, we reserve the right to make additional postal charges on top of the standard rate due to Royal Mail changes.  Bulky orders may be sent by Parcelforce, which may take longer than first class post. Delivery outside mainland UK can take up to 2 weeks longer.  We will no longer be dispatching bulky, heavy orders overseas due to the price increase by Royal Mail.  Extra postage charges may apply for outside mainland UK, place your order and we will contact you if extra postage costs are required, if you are not satisfied, we will, of course refund your payment in full immediately.
  • Telephone orders welcome, however, we cannot accept card payments over the phone, we would be happy to accept a cheque or a postal order sent to: Knitting Things, 35 The Street, Ringland, Norfolk, NR8 6AB. Please make cheques payable to Knitting Things.

    Items out of stock
    We regularly update our website to ensure we only show items in stock, however, if an item you have ordered is out of stock we will advise you within one working day by email or telephone and also tell you when the item will be in stock. You can then decide if you want to put the item on back-order or cancel your order and a refund in full will be given.


    Postage and packing charges
    up to £20.00       = £3.00
    £20.01 to £30.00 = £3.50
    £30.01 to £40.00 = £4.50
    £40.01 to £50.00 = £5.50
    over £50            = £6.50

You have the right to cancel your order within 7 days of receipt.  Please return the goods to us in the original packaging and in the condition they were supplied within 10 days of receipt, together with a copy or your original invoice. You are responsible for return postage costs. Please package your items carefully to avoid damage and return by Recorded Delivery.
We will then issue a refund in the same form of payment used for purchase within 30 days maximum following receipt of the goods. Original postage costs will not be refunded. If a package was returned to us as undeliverable or a delivery is refused, original postage costs will not be refunded. All undeliverable or refused orders will be treated as a customer return and our Returns Policy will apply.

Damaged Items
If part or all your order is damaged in transit, you must notify us in writing within 7 days of receipt and we will re-send your order on receipt of the damaged goods at no extra cost to you.  Please include a description of the damage together with a copy of the original invoice.
Do not accept any package that appears to be damaged and please call/email us immediately if you have had to refuse a package.  Royal Mail should inform you of damaged packaging and give you the option of refusing it but, alas, this is not always the case!

If you need to exchange any item of your order you must notify us within 7 days of receipt and return the goods to us, together with a cheque/postal order for £3.00 to cover costs incurred by us.

Copyright © 2004 Knitting Things

Email: Knitting Things
Telephone: 01603 865 410
Ringland House
35 The Street
Norfolk NR8 6AB