Named after the Norwegian word for happiness, LYKKE Crafts combine high quality materials and thoughtful design to produce beautiful, durable, happy-making knitting needles and crochet hooks. Lykke Knitting Needle and Crochet Kits are a JOY to work with. Lykke guarantees their needles for life! Vogue Knitting featured Lykke needles in their Spring 2017 issue. These needles are truly a joy to knit with! The needles are made of smooth, hard birch with a beautiful grey "driftwood" finish that varies with the wood grain and the tips are long and slender. The black metal endcaps have the sizes etched into them, not printed, and the join to the cables is smooth and flexible.