Comfortable to work with, bamboo needles hold stitches in place so you can knit more smoothly. The 24″ long needles work well for shawls, cardigans, sweater bodies, afghans and more. Knitters often turn to the larger sizes (US #10 and up) for felting projects. A circular needle can be used in place of straight needles. No more needles lost down the side of the sofa!