Knitter's Pride Basix Needles: are made from lightweight but strong birch wood. The handsome natural birch color makes them as easy on the eye as they are on the hand ? especially when working with today's thick and chunky yarns. They are ideal for any project with a smooth surface for seamless stitch gliding and no snagging! The slightly blunt tips paired with the lightness of birch and the strength of natural wood make these a great choice for beginners and experts alike.