2 Minute Needles offer a range of knitting needles, yarns, buttons and general knitting accessories to hobby and craft-workers in New Zealand. All our products can be purchased on TradeMe. Just select the item and click through to make your purchase. 2 Minute Needles can be reached on 04 3896 779 or emailed here

2 Minute Needles started because Katharine couldn't find any nice wooden needles in the shops but now she has heaps. Our stuff is really attractive, lovely to use, and ecologically sound. It's its also nice to think of all those people in the back-blocks who can now get what they need on TradeMe. Our feedback is consistently good and people love this stuff - we know you will too!

About Us

Our materials and forests and knitting in general

Knitting needles

All shapes and sizes made from plantation woods

Shawl pins

Hand crafted, mostly wood, shell and horn

Crochet hooks

smooth, superb quality bone or wood


Mostly larger sizes in shell, bone or wood


Mostly silks from Kotkata


Something we are still working on


Bone darning needles, bags and other things we find