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Do you prefer to knit with metal, wood or plastic needless?

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I use metal because I knit mostly with pure wool and I find that wood rubs too much on the wool. Wood is good for acrylic yarns and fancy yarns, because it gives it somewhat of a 'grip'. When I was younger I used to knit on plastic needles, so I can't really say much about them now. I'd assume that they'd be effective for some yarns.

At the moment, I've inherited a set of bamboo needles from my grandmother. I've found that these have the same properties of wood, only smoother and a little lighter. I still prefer metal though, because of the durability.