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:
- Smoothness of join
- 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