« Ideal Domino Trays Tomica 85211 Hypercity Road & Rail Expansion Accessory Starter Set » 3 thoughts on “Clover Takumi 9-Inch Single point, Size 8” 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful Terrific for beginners, December 9, 2011 By AndreaP. (rural PA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Takumi 9-Inch Single point, Size 7 (Kitchen) A few years ago, a friend tried to teach me to knit continental-style on those old aluminum needles. I tried and tried, but I just couldn’t get the hang of it. The yarn kept falling off the needles. A few weeks ago I heroically decided I was going to knit my boyfriend a scarf for Christmas. No ifs, ands, or buts about it; it was going to happen or I’d die trying. I watched the videos on youtube and other online websites and noticed that a lot of people use bamboo needles. So I bought a pair of Clover size 8 needles and some yarn and got started. What a difference bamboo makes. I now knit and purl away. Perhaps it also helps that I use the American/English/throwing knitting style now, which is purported to be easier for beginners. The needles grip the yarn snugly enough so that I don’t drop stitches as I used to. The yarn doesn’t slide sloppily all over the place, yet there is enough slack to knit comfortably and easily. Since these are only 9″ long, they are much more ergonomic and put less strain on the hands and wrists than the longer needles do. My scarf is coming along so nicely that a few days ago I ordered a pair of Brittany needles in size 19 and have since started a thicker, chunkier scarf for myself. Next project: a knit hat and knitting in the round. (Wish me luck!) Bottom line: if I can knit, so can you. I’m not artsy in any way, a fact that I’ve always lamented. But now I too delight in going in craft stores, places I’d previously only gazed at from afar, because I never had any idea how to USE anything I found inside. I can’t draw, paint, or play a musical instrument, but I CAN knit and crochet and create awesome things. Finally I’ve triumphed in channeling my artistic inner child! Get these needles. You won’t regret it. In my very limited experience, both Brittany and Clover needles are fantastic for the beginning knitter. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful Great needles, March 3, 2011 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Takumi 9-Inch Single point, Size 7 (Kitchen) These needles were purchased to use as tools in teaching a class in beginning knitting. They are smooth and lightweight but strong enough to allow for dropping and/or tight clenches. I’m sure they could break but I’ve never experienced a problem with them. It was great to be able to buy enough needles in a single size here. We live in a rural area nearly 100 miles from the closest yarn shop. The price was right and the quality was great! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful They Knit Well, January 24, 2012 By Punky (United Kingdom) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Takumi 9-Inch Single point, Size 8 (Kitchen) I’m just learning how to knit and I bought these based off of the other reviews. At first I thought they were a little difficult to use because they are a bit small. I bought some larger plastic ones thinking that they’d be easier to knit with but the points were dull on them so I went back to these because the points are sharper making it easier to grasp the yarn with. The bamboo allows the yarn to glide nicely without being too slippery where you lose stitches. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment 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.