All Swallow needles feature hand tapered tips, which are polished to a glass-smooth finish, allowing the yarn to slip easily for quicker knitting. They have the perfect blend of flexibility and rigidity to create a firm, comfortable knitting needle that allows smooth effortless knitting. A wonder of nature, Swallow Casein needles inspire these genuine comments from knitting enthusiasts:
"Congratulations on your wonderful needles . . . as good, if not better, than tortoise shell." - P.L., Old Bar, NSW
"Swallow knitting needles of Australian Casein are the best knitting needles I have ever used. Is there somewhere in England I can get some?" - L.C., England
"Absolutely wonderful. I congratulate you." - M.B., Camperdown, Vic.
"Your Casein needles are perfect to knit with, easy on the wrists and the stitches slide very nicely on the surface. I find them the best on the market. Metal needles make my wrists sore and plastic are not satisfactory". - J.G., Bassendean, W.A.
"I love my knitting and your Swallow needles are a pleasure to knit with." - T.C., Norlane, Vic.
"Lets the yarn slip easily along the needles". - M.B., Nuriootpa, S.A.
"Very pleasant - far superior." - D.C., Camira, Qld.
". . . have proven excellent in knitting hand spun wool." - R., K-K, Switzerland.
"As I have sore hands, they are delightful to knit with." - L.F., Auckland, N.Z.
"For a pleasurable knitting experience......light and flexible.........also extremely well balanced.....warm to the touch.....wonderful for arthritic hands......static resistant......yarn slides across almost effortlessly .......colours are awesome......points are shorter, decreasing the fatigue factor". - B.B., About.com, USA. For a complete online review and photos, click the link below.
Swallow Needles Make Their Point in the Art World
Swallow Needles have been handcrafted for over 100 years and now they have been created into two new and interesting art forms.
A Work of Art
Artist Dan Scurry, is currently completing his art piece using knitting needles. There are approximately 2000 needles in the piece. He likes using knitting needles because the materials are perfect and the colours are superb. He describes the art piece as an "erratic molecule", with the outside conforming to cubic shapes.
Get to the Point
Hair Accessories Designer, Natalie Lleonart, likes using knitting needles to make hair ornaments. She glues on small cotton birds and plastic flowers. She made the first ones thinking no one would wear them because they were too nutty, but found that people really liked them. She says it all started with a piece she did for an exhibition about sentimentality and what knitting needles meant to her. Her grandmother was a prolific knitter, so it was a reference to her and to domestic craft. She got a good response, so she started making lots of them and became completely obsessed with knitting needles and plastic flowers. She says that people find ways of anchoring them and that even people with not much hair find a way.
Meat Can Keys
Swallow also specialise in zinc plated, wire formed meat can keys with single slot and welding projections. We can also manufacture two slot, soldered keys and loose keys for taping to cans.