In a previous post, I wrote about a set of needles that have changed how I feel about sewing in my short ends. Today, I write about another great set of needles that have helped me when my eyes are tired or when I’m using chunky/bulky yarn. I find them to be a great addition to your knitting/crocheting tools. Since I’m always misplacing them, I’m planning to order some more as a back up. The older I get, the easier it seems for me to misplace things.
It seems that the yarn sizes keep getting bigger and bigger. In the recent years, yarn makers have released a size 8 yarn. Think about that. Sock yarn is usually a size 1 or 2 and the most common yarn used is a size 4. These are humongous which leads me back to the point of this post. What needle can you use on these monster-sized yarn?
In comes Knitter’s Pride with their fantastic wool needles. They are sturdy and can handle quite a bit of wear. The best part about them is the big and flexible eyes. They are made of flexible nylon and can be opened up wide enough to fit any size yarn. They aren’t too sharp so they won’t split the yarn and come in handy when your eyes are too tired to see the small eye of other yarn needles.
The only down side I can think of is that if your end is too short or you don’t leave a long enough tail when you thread them, the yarn does come out quite easily since the eye is so large. It took me a while to get used to that fact and at first, I would have to re-thread it quite often. Now that I’m used to them, I have learned to not pull too hard and always plan to for a bit more yarn when threading it into the eye.
Once again, I must disclose I am not being paid by Knitter’s Pride for this review. It is my own honest opinion on a product I purchased with my own money.