Knitting Needle FAQs:

Q: Were knitting needles sometimes made from tortoiseshell, ivory and walrus tusks?

A: Yes, these materials are now banned due to their impact on endangered species, and needles made from them are virtually impossible to find.

Q: Are knitting needles made of bamboo?

A: Yes, and aluminium, steel, wood, plastic, glass, casein and carbon fibers.