Knitting Needles

Ensure that you have the best knitting experience, with our extensive range of knitting needles from Spotlight. We have a massive selection to choose from, with standard needles in a variety of widths, circular knitting needles that would be ideal for a hat or cosy, double ended needles, crochet hooks and more. Whether you are knitting winter woollies for the whole family, a warm and toasty blanket, soft furnishings, or anything else, pick up knitting needles at Spotlight today and always have the right tool for the job.

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Knitting & tapestry needles to get you started

You're likely to be surprised by the many types of craft needles on the market, made from materials such as metal, plastic, wood and bamboo. Here are some of the more useful ones for your knitting and sewing.

Straight needles

These are the most common type of knitting needles, characterised by pointed tips and a flat, wide end. Straight needles are often used for projects where rows of stitches are required - scarves, blankets and washcloths.

Circular needles

Recognisable by a wire and a nylon cord that forms an extension between two knitting needles, circular needles are used for projects that require a round pattern - hats, sweaters and infinity scarves. They're also commonly used for larger projects because the extension can hold a larger amount of stitches.

Double-pointed needles

Double-pointed needles are often used to bind off projects like hats and sweaters. However, they're also particularly useful for smaller projects such as socks or mittens.

Cable Needles

Cable needles are less common but this doesn't mean they're not handy. In fact, if you're working on a cabling project, only cable needles - with their unique U-shape - will be able to do the job. Cable needles can also be used in combination with straight needles, circular needles, double-pointed needles and more.

Everything you'll need for your next project

Knitting & crochet patterns

First, you'll want to have a project in mind to help you make the right choice of knitting and yarn needles. We stock a range of inspirational craft pattern books that are sure to take your creativity in many wild and wonderful directions.


Once you've got the project and the craft needles, you'll want to select the knitting yarn that appeals most to you. From cotton blends and acrylics to 'faux mo', 'feels like butta', ombre and rainbow, you'll be dazzled by the different yarns and textures available.

Needle art tools

From blocking boards to yarn bags, sew easy cloth and stitch holders, there are a number of needle art accessories and tools that can take your knitting, sewing and crocheting up a notch. Take the time to browse through them all.

Crochet hooks

Once you've got the hang of knitting, why stop there? There's a reason why so many people love to crochet, and we've got the crochet hooks to get you hooked too.

Find the right knitting & tapestry yarn needles at Spotlight

Ready to buy? Shop through our knitting & tapestry yarn needles online. However, before you do, arm yourself with more knowledge of what you need by reading our buying guides on choosing yarn and choosing knitting needles & crochet hooks.

We've also come up with a collection of fashionable and rewarding clothing and knitting & crochet projects that you might like to try yourself.

Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to see our collection in person, check out everything we have available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions.



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