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Takumi Bamboo Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles Combo Set. 

 

 

 

I have been wanting to purchase a second set of circular needles for a while now. Although my Addi clicks are my regular everyday needles, every now and again I like to knit with wooden needles. This is especially so when I’m using a bulky yarn. I don’t know why, but I like the feel of  the wood needles with a bulky or chunky yarn.

So many choices! I read reviews, checked out some YouTube videos and asked my knitting group. My main concerns were:

  1. Price
  2. Smoothness of join
  3. Connection security

After those things, I considered the look of the needles and the accessories the set came with.

I settled on the Takumi set. The retail price is 169.95 and I thought I would use my Michael’s stores 50% off coupon. That was the plan until I received an Amazon credit. I found the set for 84.75. I used my credit and with free 2 day shipping, I was good to go.

The join is just as smooth as I had heard. No discernible bump when I run my finger over it. The swatch I knit with it went smoothly. No snagging or dragging.

I had an issue with the connection of my first interchangeable needles. They were from Knitters Pride. I found myself having to redo the connection every 3 or 4 rounds.  The knitting instructor at my library said it was probably because I was knitting so tightly, and the constant pushing of my stitches was slowly undoing the connection.

So far the connection is not an issue. I also believe practice has made me a more comfortable, at ease knitter. We will see.

I chose the classic bamboo over some of the other beautiful colored needles. I want to see my work clearly on the needles and not worry if my dark yarn will be difficult to read on multi colored needles.

The set includes:

12 needles in sizes 3-15

5 cords in 16 24 29 36 and 48 inch lengths

storage case

 

 

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    How it arrives
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    They are beautiful

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    The needle easily screws onto the cord
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