Scoop up the needles you'll need for the Bonfire Crescent Shawl knitalong right here. Chiaogoo needles are our top pick because of their fantastic quality. The thick plastic cable is stronger and wider than you'll see on most large size circular needles, making it easier to knit chunky yarns on. The needle size you'll need for the Bonfire Crescent Shawl, shown here, is a US size 17 (12mm), 40" long. These needles will also work well for chunky knit blankets and other designs that call for many stitches on the needles, i.e. many of our patterns!