wow.. they used steel back then..
well my favs are clover? wide handled hooks.. they have a large base that reduces the hand strain..
I tried the metal (which I believe the clovers are.. or some aluminium) and I tried the plastic... DIDN"T like the plastic... yarn (especically cotton) doesn't slide over it easily .. I learned that through trial and error..
I don't usually like metal needles (
my denises) but I like metal hooks...~