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What better day to announce our partnership with Knots-of-Love than Valentine’s Day! Through this partnership, we’re offering exclusive Knots-of-Love starter kits for knitters or knotters to create a chemotherapy cap for a cancer patient.
The Knots-of-Love starter kits include everything you need to make a chemotherapy cap including two forest palm knitting needles, two exotic wood crochet hooks, a skein of Caron Simple Soft Yarn, a pattern and instructions on where to send the cap when you’re done..
“We’re thrilled to be part of this project,” says Rick Brown, co-owner of Laurel Hill. “For each kit purchased, Laurel Hill will give $3 to Knots-of-Love.”
“We are very grateful for Laurel Hill’s involvement in Knots-of-Love,” Founder Christine Shively adds. “We know with their help we will reach more cancer patients with handmade-with-love chemotherapy caps.”
Palmwood is considered an exotic hardwood. And while it may not be as common as bamboo or metal for knitting needles, all Laurel Hill needles are made of of this flexible, sturdy – and sustainable – wood.
A hardwood timber from coconut and date palms, palmwood is taken from plantation- grown palms ready to be cut down at the end of their 80-year production span. Palmwood is an alternative to rainforest timber and is a hard, dark wood with a unique texture. Tones range from golden to near ebony with dark brown flecks. Since coconut trees have no annual growth rings or branches, palmwood is free from knots and other imperfections.
Palmwood has a very long grain, making it very flexible, which a lot of knitters like (especially in the smaller gauges). We have found it doesn’t splinter like some other materials.
The feel and sound of wood knitting needles is warm and yes, some would say soothing. Knitting, after all is an experience of the senses.
If you have any questions about our Forest Palm needles, please leave a comment or send us an email.