« Melissa and Doug Dominoes & Memory 2-in-1 Wooden Game Set Brio Classic Figure 8 Set » 3 thoughts on “Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 8” 41 of 41 people found the following review helpful The only circular knitting needles I’ll use, February 7, 2014 By M. Wells (Idaho) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 8 (Kitchen) I love these needles because they are bamboo. When I knit with metal-tipped circular needles the stitches have a habit of slipping off when I don’t want them to. The bamboo is warm, feels good on the hands and has no drawbacks. I’ve used them to knit socks (using two circular needles) and now I’m using them to knit a scarf. I’ve read where some people don’t like them because the plastic part is tightly coiled. An experienced knitter told me what to do about that: Boil a cup of water in the microwave. Take the cup out of the microwave. Hold the two bamboo ends together parallel to each other and dip ONLY the plastic part into the water. Do not put the bamboo part in. Keep it in about twenty seconds and then gently stretch out the needle holding one bamboo end in each hand. Voila! No more tight coil. It might be gently curved but that is OK. Let me know if this works for you, too! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful smooth easy knitting, August 8, 2009 By Sandy a dog lover (new jersey) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 4 (Kitchen) these bamboo needles are smooth and make knitting on just about any type of yarn really flow easily. have found them to be sturdy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful Clover Takumi Bamboo Knitting Needles, September 26, 2011 By Jacqueline M. – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 3 (Kitchen) After using plastic and aluminum knitting needles, the Clover Takumi Bamboo knitting needles are so much easier to use! I learned how to knit as a child at my grandmother’s knees. Back then, the aluminum needles were the “thing” to use. When I picked up knitting, about eight (8) years ago, I experienced the use of bamboo when I purchased my first set of circulars. Wow! What a difference in ease! The yarns did not fall off the needles because there was a certain amount of “grab” in the bamboo, yet they release the yarn off the tips beautifully – when I want it to slide off. An added dimension, if you have arthritis, yet still want to keep your fingers nimble, so you knit, the needles maintain the warmth of your hands! This has been extremely helpful to me. And the Clover Takumi are consistent in their quality. I can’t say enough — except I can’t find all the sizes I use around here — hence my purchase at Amazon! And…if you use straight needles, Clover Takumi Bamboo has them, too! 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.