« Dominican Republic Country Flag Engraved Dominoes Double Six Doll Hairbrush in Pink, For 18 Inch Dolls like American Girl Dolls & Bitty Baby, Doll Wig Hair Brush by Sophia’s, Doll Accessories » 3 thoughts on “Clover Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles “Takumi Combo” Set” 110 of 111 people found the following review helpful Nice, lightweight set, May 30, 2011 By GardenGuy42 “Man Who Knits” (FL USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles “Takumi Combo” Set (Kitchen) I’ve had these for a couple of weeks now and I’ve experimented with them on several projects. The joins and tips are smooth and easy on the yarn that I knit with — no catching or snagging with several different kinds of real wool. The swiveling cord is nice and the tips are just the right length for this man with large hands though they are not sharply pointed and may prove difficult for intricate stitch work, like P3togTBL. I haven’t had any problems with them coming unscrewed yet. I imagine that using a small piece of rubber glove or some other gripping material (like the little one that comes with the Boye set) would tighten the join when you first put them together but the swiveling cord seems to eliminate any issues with coming unscrewed for me. I actually read another review on a knitting blog where the knitter couldn’t get her tips unscrewed and had to resort to the gripper to get the tips off the cords so your mileage may vary. I have several sets of interchangeables (Boye, Knit Picks, Denise) and all of them that use the screw-in method for attaching the tips to the cords seem to have some problem with unscrewing when you get to the end of a heavy sweater or other large, heavy project that places stress on the join while knitting. That may be more about the laws of physics than anything and perhaps the Addi Clicks would be more reliable for knitters whose style produces frequent unscrewing. I would say that this is a good, middle of the range product and the size range of the tips and the swiveling, very thin cords are great. I wish they had some kind of end caps though so they could be used as stitch holders or single points; all my other interchangeable sets have this option but not these. Wonder why? 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 95 of 100 people found the following review helpful Well made set, complete with 16″ needles, August 16, 2011 By Fulton – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles “Takumi Combo” Set (Kitchen) I bought a cheaper set first, but was disappointed. Of the five sets available under $180, there were only two that had 16″ sets included. I’d already tried and disliked the other one. Let me explain about the 16″ set. A knitter needs 16″ needles to make hats. As such, this isn’t a length you can skip. I calculated that, to have a full set of 16″ needles, you can expect to spend around $50. Think about that when comparing prices of other combo sets. The tips have tight threads, and connect securely to the wires. I haven’t used my set extensively yet, but so far have not had any kind of trouble. The bamboo has a beautiful texture; it’s not smooth like metal, meaning no slipping, yet isn’t coarse. The case is very nice, and clearly leather. It still has that pleasant scent after more than a few months owning it. The case is zippered all the way around. The set comes with a full set of needles, so unless you use gigantic needles, you’re not going to need to buy any more. I wholeheartedly recommend! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (5) Reply 66 of 69 people found the following review helpful Still love it, even with the cons, September 6, 2011 By featherclips (San Francisco, CA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles “Takumi Combo” Set (Kitchen) I love my Clover Takumi Combo! I love using Clover Takumi’s. So when the interchangeable set came out I just *had* to get it. There are some cons but I just love using Takumi’s so this works for me. PROS:nice range in needle sizes! US3-15thin cords for ease of stitch movementshort needles to accommodate shorter circular knittingcase has secure bands to hold needles tightly CONS:needles are a bit roughneedles unscrew every once in a whileno stopper & connector (I wonder if you can use other brands’ stopper/connector) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.