Bamboo knitting needles are often used for knitting lightweight or delicate yarn. This type of needle is more flexible than needles made from other materials.
Wooden needles are becoming more popular for knitters around the world and are crafted from various wood materials. Bamboo needles are generally inexpensive and a good choice for knitters suffering from arthritis or other conditions, since it is softer and does not turn cold like metal or plastic needles. Bamboo needles come in various styles including double-pointed, circular, straight and interchangeable needles. They are available for purchase from most craft stores or big box retailers.