Hi everyone! :)
I’ve got a very cool review slash giveaway today, all about the new KnitPro Waves crochet hooks!
These cuties come in a folder which contains 9 hooks in the following sizes: 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 4.50, 5.00, 5.50 and 6.00mm. I don’t know about you but for me, these are the sizes that I use the most, and as such, makes this a very handy folder to always carry around in your bag! :)
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying out these hooks, to see how they compare to my other favourite hooks, like my Clover Amour hook, my Furls hook and my Clover Soft Touch hook (all in 4mm, since that’s the size I use the most). And I have to say, I now have a new favourite hook! I love the KnitPro Waves; it’s fast, it’s easy to hold, it doesn’t make my hand cramp, it doesn’t get sweaty and it doesn’t snag on the yarn.
A couple of you were wondering how the KnitPro Waves compares to the Clover Amour hook.
Here they are side by side. I immediately noticed that the Clover hook is a little longer. I have small hands with long fingers, so the fact that the KnitPro hook is smaller didn’t bother me that much. But I can image that for some people, the handle will poke into the flesh of their palm, especially after crocheting for a while.
The actual hook part on both hooks are nearly identical. They have the same length, and the material is almost the same. The KnitPro has a shiny finish, whereas the Clover has a matte finish.
You can see the KnitPro is a little bit more pointy than the Clover, but in my experience this doesn’t translate into splitting the yarn while crocheting.
The handle on both hooks is made from a soft rubber, and they are equally comfortable!
The Clover has a more prominent thumb rest, but the KnitPro has a wider handle over all. I found them both very comfortable, and allowing me to crochet as fast as I want to without the handle slipping from my hands.
So what’s the verdict? I like them both! The KnitPro Waves crochet hook is a very nice specimen, and one that will be around for a while to come. Having a full kit like this is very convenient; it’s easy to take along with you, it fits in every bag and you always have to right size hook when you need it. What more can a girl want, than a nice kit of rainbow coloured hooks?
If the sight of this doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will :) It makes my crocheter heart beat faster!
And the good news is, I can make your heart beat faster too, because I’m giving away a full kit of hooks!
That’s right; one of you lucky gals will win this groovy green case, complete with 9 candy coloured hooks! :)
All you have to do for your chance to win is to leave a comment on this blog post, saying what your favourite size hook is, and if you’ll use this kit as a travel kit (I know I will!). I’m happy to ship everywhere, so this giveaway is open to readers worldwide!
Good luck everyone; I’ll draw a winner next week :)