Fibersden Casein Knitting Needles
Benefits and Care of Casein Needles
Casein knitting needles are made from the purest edible grade rennet CASEIN
- Casein is the protein of milk and comes from a naturally renewable resource
- it is biodegradable and environmentally friendly
- it is an insulator and non-static, eliminating fluffy knitting when working with angora as an example
- it is a non conductor and ideal for arthritic knitters
- they are light weight and warm to the touch and comfortable to hold
- they are a flexable needle but with enough rigidity to create a firm comfortable knitting tool
- glass smooth polished surface for fast effortless knitting
- no more click, click, click when knitting, virtually noiseless
- perfectly hand tapered points for faster knitting
Everything produced by nature needs to be loved and cared for to continue to live and remain beautiful. CASEIN needles are a biodegradable product made out of natural resources. To keep your needles flexible and maintain the light and warm feeling, you need to look after them a little bit extra.
It is the water in the CASEIN plastics that provides the flexibility and anti-static quality. However the CASEIN material will give up moisture as easily as it will absorb it.
Here are some guidelines on how you can care for you needles to maintain a long and loving relationship.
- Prior to using the needles for the first time, or if it has been a long time that you have used them, it is a good idea to soak them in water for 1/2 minute (no longer).
- As you knit, the sweat from your hands will eventually be absorbed into the needles and make them more flexible.
- Keep needles with your knitting in a sealed clear plastic bag for protection, until your creation is complete.
- When not in use, always retain your needles in their original plastic sleeve
- Keep needles away from heat (fireplaces, heating vents, etc). If the needles are left unprotected or near a heat source (such as a window), they will dry out, become brittle and break easily.
Make your CASEIN knitting needles last a lifetime with a little bit of TLC.