Why Ebony Knitting Needles? Because it's strong - Ebony wood is dense, and the strongest wood in Lantern Moons Arsenal. Usually a very dark brown, it is sometimes thought of as only a black colored needle, but in truth these needles run from a dark walnut to a dark cherry. One good thing about ebony wood knitting needles - if you are, like me, a tight tensiony knitter - you'll appreciate that these needles are unlikely to snap! All of Lantern Moons needs are quite strong - but the Ebony is definitely the strongest!
Rosewood Needle Characteristics
Why knit with Rosewood needles? Because they are less dense, and lighter, and actually make more of the yarns you are using easier to see - depending upon the color - wherease dark colors on the ebony needles can be hard to see.
These are a lighter weight, it's true, so make sure you are a more relazed knitter, or you could absolutely snap the smaller size needles right in half. (It's never happenned to me, but I know many who have snapped their needles - regardless of wood type!)
Palmwood Needle Characteristics
Palmwood is more commonly referred to as coconut timber. It's actually a hardwood substitute made from coconut palm trees, and has a fabulous pattern that has a speckled dark brown on pale blonde. It is a plantation wood, and is farmed, and is a wonderful alternative to the destructive harvesting of other timbers.