Anyone use these? I ordered sizes A-J. They are nickel plated, brass and have comfort grip handles... I tried using the Clover plastic, comfort needles and did not like them. Any reviews would be helpful. Thanks!
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Those Addi hooks do look nice. Cadillac styling! And the handles may help prevent numbness and wrist pain. I suggest the knife style hold. It is much like holding the knitting needle. It is also important to minimize the flexing or bending of your wrist and favor the turning of the hook or twisting of your wrist to wrap the yarn over the hook to pull up your loop.
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If you knit with the yarn in your left hand, you'll have an easier time learning crochet. Here is a website that has a drawing of how to hold the yarn in your left hand, it has one small difference from knitting. It doesn't wrap around your pinky! If you wrap the yarn around your pinky (as a knitter would) your tension will be too tight. Since you are a tight knitter, I suggest focusing on keeping your left hand relaxed and just flex and extend your index finger to adjust tension and also draw more yarn through your left hand.
Ooooh, those look NICE...like something that would be comfortable for those of us with carpal tunnel issues and all that. I'll be interested in hearing your review of them once you have a chance to use them.
I don't have a set, but I did buy the 2.0mm one this weekend for fixing mistakes when making socks. I have yet to use it because I didn't get to do any sock knitting this weekend! :( However, from the way it looks (grippy handle, nice construction, etc.), I would say that it is going to be a dream to use. If you are big into crochet, my educated guess is that you are going to love these... I am looking forward to using mine.