Welcome to the River John Needle Company
In 2003 we started manufacturing our distinctive birch wood knitting
needles. We produce Double Point ( DPN), Straight and our unique
Swing needles, also Crochet Hooks and Cro Hooks.
Our Swing needles were recently featured in UK Knitting and Vogue
Our workshop is located on our sheep farm which overlooks the
beautiful Northumberland Strait near the village of River John, Nova
All of our needles are made from birch wood here on the farm.
We are often asked why we use birch? Or indeed wood in general? The
answer is that birch has superior tensile strength and is warm to
the touch unlike plastic and metal imports. We believe that a
natural product like wool deserves to be knit with a natural
product. Our needles are light weight but strong. They are smooth
without being too slippery. The needles only finish is a fine
coating of wax, which also helps to give the needles a bit of grip.
Since making our first set of needles in the early 80's, our needles
can now be found in many prominent yarn stores across North America
and Internationally. By purchasing a set of our needles you help to
support our rural based business and create employment here at home.
Copyright © Lismore Sheep Farm 2006 - 2015