A very stupid sounding question about bamboo circulars

Hi all,
This is probably going to sound pretty silly, but what is the cable that connects the circular bamboo needles made of?
I know next to nothing about knitting but my I know my girlfriend wants some circular bamboo needles. I’d like to get them for Christmas, but when I look online the cable looks like plastic. Is this normal?5

Yes this is normal for circulars to have plastic connector cables. Could be poly or resin or some other plastic.

It is the material of the needle tips (like acrylic, metal, wood, or bamboo) that is most important to how the yarn moves across them.

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Thank you! I didn’t want to get ripped off by not knowing enough about knitting! :slight_smile: