Hooks & Needles

A Woolly Tail Ltd offers a wide selection of knitting needles and crochet hooks and other craft related accessories including buttons and needlecraft kits. Our Woolly motto is ‘…yarns sourced from the Heart of Yorkshire’ and we stock products from a selection of the main Yorkshire yarn suppliers. Being in very close proximity to our suppliers helps in so many ways – it not only supports the local economy but also develops great relationships and levels of understanding with local suppliers and helps reduce that ever important carbon footprint. Also it keeps the costs down for you our customers and means that we can offer quality wool and craft related products at extremely competitive prices!

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  1. Aluminium Crochet Hook

    Aluminium Crochet Hooks (sizes 2mm to 5mm)

    Starting at: £1.25

    Aluminium crochet hooks are perfect hooks, especially for a beginner. They are easy to hold, inexpensive and durable, and, like steel hooks, they do not bend. The tip and the throat (the hook) are used to make a stitch, the diameter of the shaft section determines the size of the hook and the grip and the handle are used to hold the hook. Learn More
  2. Large Cable Needle

    Cable Needle - Large (1 per pack - 5.5 to 7.5mm)

    £1.25
    This Cable Needle caters for varying sizes from 5.5mm to 7.5mm. It is essential for holding your stitches in a cable design. Learn More
  3. Small Cable Needles

    Cable Needles - Small (2 per pack - 2 and 5mm)

    £1.25
    These Cable Needles are a pair of needles in two sizes (2mm and 5mm) essential for holding your stitches in a cable design. Learn More
  4. Cranked Cable Needles

    Cranked Cable Needles - Small (2 per pack - 2 and 5mm)

    £1.25
    These Cranked Cable Needles are a pair of needles in two sizes (2mm and 5mm) essential for holding your stitches in a cable design. Cranked ones are shaped to help your stitches stay put more easily than straight ones. Learn More
  5. Double Pointed Aluminium Knitting Needles

    Double Pointed Knitting Needles - Aluminium (set of 4) - 20cm (sizes 2.75mm to 5.5mm)

    Starting at: £1.99

    Double pointed needles are used to knit things in the round that are too small for circular needles. Double pointed needles come in a pack of four - three needles hold the stitches while a fourth knits them. Learning to use double pointed needles is probably the biggest leap a beginner knitter can take into the world beyond scarves. Hats, sleeves, mittens, gloves, socks... all pretty much require the use of double pointed needles! Learn More
  6. Fixed Circular Aluminium Knitting Needles

    Fixed Circular Knitting Needles - Aluminium - 80cm (sizes 2.25mm to 5mm)

    Starting at: £2.50

    Circular needles are a lot of fun to work with. They allow you to make bags and sweaters without seams, as well as other fun projects. Essentially they are two hard tips joined by a flexible cord that holds most of the stitches. Circular needles can be bought in a fixed format, meaning the needles are permanently fixed to the cord, or they can be purchased as part of an interchangeable system, where the tips can be taken off the cord and exchanged for larger or smaller needles. These are Fixed Circular Aluminium Knitting Needles with an 80cm length of cord. Learn More
  7. Fixed Circular Plastic Knitting Needles

    Fixed Circular Knitting Needles - Plastic - 80cm (sizes 5.5mm to 10mm)

    Starting at: £3.75

    Circular needles are a lot of fun to work with. They allow you to make bags and sweaters without seams, as well as other fun projects. Essentially they are two hard tips joined by a flexible cord that holds most of the stitches. Circular needles can be bought in a fixed format, meaning the needles are permanently fixed to the cord, or they can be purchased as part of an interchangeable system, where the tips can be taken off the cord and exchanged for larger or smaller needles. These are Fixed Circular Plastic Knitting Needles with an 80cm length of cord. Learn More
  8. Knitters Needle Gauge (Needle Size 2mm to 10mm)

    Knitters Needle Gauge (Needle Size 2mm to 10mm)

    £1.49
    This is an Essentials Knitters Needle Gauge which gives sizes in US, Imperial and mm. There is also a handy 12 cm (5") ruler down the sides. This gauge fits needle sizes 2mm to 10mm. Learn More
  9. Knitters Sewing Needles

    Knitters Sewing Needles (2 per pack)

    £0.99
    These Knitters Needles are a pair of sewing needles in two sizes essential for stitching your knitted garment together. Learn More
  10. Knitting Register Row Counter

    Knitting Register Row Counter (Needle Size 2mm to 5mm)

    £1.20
    This is a handy row counter that slips onto the end of your knitting needle. Twist after each row to increase the count and keep a check on the number of rows you have completed. This one fits needle sizes 2mm to 5mm. Learn More
  11. Knitting Register Row Counter

    Knitting Register Row Counter (Needle Size 5.5mm to 7.5mm)

    £1.35
    This is a handy row counter that slips onto the end of your knitting needle. Twist after each row to increase the count and keep a check on the number of rows you have completed. This one fits needle sizes 5.5mm to 7.5mm. Learn More
  12. Plastic Crochet Hook

    Plastic Crochet Hooks (sizes 5.5mm to 15mm)

    Starting at: £1.25

    Plastic crochet hooks are perfect hooks, especially for a beginner. They are easy to hold, inexpensive and durable and they are more flexible than aluminium or steel. The tip and the throat (the hook) are used to make a stitch, the diameter of the shaft section determines the size of the hook and the grip and the handle are used to hold the hook. Learn More
  13. Single Pointed Aluminium Knitting Needles (Pair) - 25cm

    Single Pointed Aluminium Knitting Needles (Pair) - 25cm (sizes 2.25mm to 5mm)

    Starting at: £1.50

    Aluminium and metal needles are the heaviest needles, but are stronger and do not easily bend. They are cold to the touch and more slippery - more experienced knitters sometimes prefer them, because the stitches move quickly on the highly polished surface. These are not the best needles for beginning knitters, as stitches can quickly slip off the needle's tip! Aluminium and metal needles are good for all types of yarn types and weights, especially wool, wool blends, and acrylic. Aluminium knitting needles are manufactured from superior grade aluminium, giving them a smooth grey surface and a light and comfortable feel and the smooth surface allows you to knit very quickly with minimum resistance. Single Pointed Aluminium Knitting Needles are also available in 30cm length and 35cm length. Learn More
  14. Plastic Childrens Needles

    Single Pointed Childrens Knitting Needles - Plastic (Pair) - 17cm (size 4mm)

    £1.25
    One of our best sellers, these brightly coloured (colours may vary - normally red or yellow) plastic needles are shorter (17cm) for smaller knitters. They are ideal for teaching small children (probably from age 4 upwards) to knit and specific children's needles will help them to learn. These are size 4mm. Learn More
  15. Aluminium Knitting Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Aluminium (Pair) - 30cm (sizes 2.25mm to 5mm)

    Starting at: £1.50

    Aluminium and metal needles are the heaviest needles, but are stronger and do not easily bend. They are cold to the touch and more slippery - more experienced knitters sometimes prefer them, because the stitches move quickly on the highly polished surface. These are not the best needles for beginning knitters, as stitches can quickly slip off the needle's tip! Aluminium and metal needles are good for all types of yarn types and weights, especially wool, wool blends, and acrylic. Aluminium knitting needles are manufactured from superior grade aluminium, giving them a smooth grey surface and a light and comfortable feel and the smooth surface allows you to knit very quickly with minimum resistance. Single Pointed Aluminium Knitting Needles are also available in 25cm length and 35cm length. Learn More
  16. Aluminium Knitting Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Aluminium (Pair) - 35cm (sizes 2.25mm to 5mm)

    Starting at: £1.50

    Aluminium and metal needles are the heaviest needles, but are stronger and do not easily bend. They are cold to the touch and more slippery - more experienced knitters sometimes prefer them, because the stitches move quickly on the highly polished surface. These are not the best needles for beginning knitters, as stitches can quickly slip off the needle's tip! Aluminium and metal needles are good for all types of yarn types and weights, especially wool, wool blends, and acrylic. Aluminium knitting needles are manufactured from superior grade aluminium, giving them a smooth grey surface and a light and comfortable feel and the smooth surface allows you to knit very quickly with minimum resistance. Single Pointed Aluminium Knitting Needles are also available in 25cm length and 30cm length. Learn More
  17. Bamboo Knitting Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Bamboo (Pair) - 30cm (sizes 3mm to 10mm)

    Starting at: £1.75

    Bamboo is warm to the touch, strong, and tends to be lighter than aluminum. As bamboo has a slight grip, knitted stitches remain in place and bamboo makes for an excellent beginner needle. The material also lends itself to working will with arthritic hands. Bamboo needles are excellent for all types of yarn, especially smoother and lighter weight yarns. Bamboo needles are more flexible than metal, but less flexible that plastic needles. In smaller sizes, however, bamboo can bend or break. They are a great choice for new knitters and any other knitters who like a warm, organic feel to their knitting needles. Single Pointed Bamboo Knitting Needles are also available in 35cm length. Learn More
  18. Bamboo Knitting Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Bamboo (Pair) - 35cm (sizes 3mm to 10mm)

    Starting at: £1.75

    Bamboo is warm to the touch, strong, and tends to be lighter than aluminum. As bamboo has a slight grip, knitted stitches remain in place and bamboo makes for an excellent beginner needle. The material also lends itself to working will with arthritic hands. Bamboo needles are excellent for all types of yarn, especially smoother and lighter weight yarns. Bamboo needles are more flexible than metal, but less flexible that plastic needles. In smaller sizes, however, bamboo can bend or break. They are a great choice for new knitters and any other knitters who like a warm, organic feel to their knitting needles. Single Pointed Bamboo Knitting Needles are also available in 30cm length. Learn More
  19. Plastic Knitting Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Plastic (Pair) - 30cm (sizes 5.5mm to 15mm)

    Starting at: £2.25

    Plastic needles support the larger diameter of needles (usually from 5.5mm and upwards) as Aluminium or Metal ones in these sizes would just be too heavy. Plastic needles are smooth, sleek, and make your stitches move quickly. They are very flexible and are excellent for all types of yarn and yarn weights. Single Pointed Plastic Knitting Needles are also available in 25cm, 35cm and 40cm lengths. Learn More
  20. Plastic Knitting Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Plastic (Pair) - 35cm (sizes 5.5mm to 15mm)

    Starting at: £2.25

    Plastic needles support the larger diameter of needles (usually from 5.5mm and upwards) as Aluminium or Metal ones in these sizes would just be too heavy. Plastic needles are smooth, sleek, and make your stitches move quickly. They are very flexible and are excellent for all types of yarn and yarn weights. Single Pointed Plastic Knitting Needles are also available in 25cm, 30cm and 40cm lengths. Learn More
  21. 40cm Plastic Needles

    Single Pointed Knitting Needles - Plastic (Pair) - 40cm (sizes 12mm and 15mm)

    Starting at: £3.99

    Plastic needles support the larger diameter of needles (usually from 5.5mm and upwards) as Aluminium or Metal ones in these sizes would just be too heavy. Plastic needles are smooth, sleek, and make your stitches move quickly. They are very flexible and are excellent for all types of yarn and yarn weights. Single Pointed Plastic Knitting Needles are also available in 25cm, 30cm and 35cm lengths. Learn More
  22. Single Pointed Plaatic Knitting Needles (Pair) - 25cm

    Single Pointed Plastic Knitting Needles (Pair) - 25cm (sizes 5.5mm to 10mm)

    Starting at: £2.25

    Plastic needles support the larger diameter of needles (usually from 5.5mm and upwards) as Aluminium or Metal ones in these sizes would just be too heavy. Plastic needles are smooth, sleek, and make your stitches move quickly. They are very flexible and are excellent for all types of yarn and yarn weights. Single Pointed Plastic Knitting Needles are also available in 30cm length and 35cm length. Learn More
  23. Steel Crochet Hook

    Steel Crochet Hooks (sizes 0.6mm to 1.75mm)

    Starting at: £1.25

    Steel crochet hooks are designed to be used with certain more delicate types of crochet thread, such as cotton and linen. These hooks are always listed from the largest (used with thicker threads) to the smallest (used with finer threads). The tip and the throat (the hook) are used to make a stitch, the diameter of the shaft section determines the size of the hook and the grip and the handle are used to hold the hook. Learn More
  24. Large Stitch Holder

    Stitch Holder - Large (17cm)

    £1.50
    Stitches stay put until you are ready to pick them up on this easy open, easy close aluminum stitch holder. This one is Large size (17cm long). Learn More
  25. Medium Stitch Holder

    Stitch Holder - Medium (11cm)

    £1.30
    Stitches stay put until you are ready to pick them up on this easy open, easy close aluminum stitch holder. This one is Medium size (11cm long). Learn More
  26. Wool Sewing Needles

    Wool Sewing Needles (2 per pack)

    £0.99
    These Wool Needles are a pair of sewing needles in two sizes essential for stitching your knitted garment together. Learn More

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