Single point knitting needles are the most common knitting needles for beginners. Different needle manufacturers make them from different substances such as bamboo, metal, plastic and wood. What are the best knitting needles for beginners? We recommend bamboo needles for beginners because stitches don't slip off of bamboo needles as easily as they do with other kinds of needles. Knitting needles come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. Usually, you pick a project you want to do and it tells you what length and size of knitting needle you need purchase to make a project. We carry popular brands of single point knitting needles including Boye, Brittany, ChiaoGoo, Clover, Knitter's Pride and Susan Bates.