The Knit Café carries a variety of knitting needles to please a diversity of knitters. In general, new knitters and loose knitters will prefer wooden and bamboo needles; tight knitters will prefer metal but not always. Needle points differ from blunt to sharp and then there is always straight, circular or double pointed to chose from. What's a knitter to do? The answer is experiment, try different brands and different types till you find the needles that suit you.