I recently discovered crocheting. It would seem that the hobby does not require special costs. But in reality, everything turned out to be completely different. To create beautiful and interesting little things (and I knit sling beads and sling toys, or rather amigurumi - small toys crocheted or knitted), a little more cost will be required.
The main thing in knitting is a convenient working tool. The hook, as it may seem at first glance, is the hook. But when I started knitting, I realized that the hook is different. Especially when I bought a new one in the store and discovered its not very good feature - when knitting, the new hook was tight in and out of the loops. Later it turned out that it was a golden coating. Why it was on the hook - I have no idea. But over time, it was erased, and the hook began to easily jump into loops.
On the forums, I came across information that hooks come in various sizes. And from the number of the hook and the pattern (density) of knitting will be different. And how to determine the one that you need at this particular moment? Going to the store and buying all the numbers is expensive. I paid about 150 rubles for a new metal one, and a good hook with a comfortable handle costs even more, 200-250 rubles. But the costs will justify themselves only if you choose the right hook size. Problem? Problem.
I suggest you solve it for only 300 rubles. This is an AliexpressPress hook set.
I was lucky to choose such a seller who, somewhere within 1-2 weeks, already sent me what I wanted. Was pleasantly surprised. If you are interested - write to me in a personal, I will give the name and number of the store.
The set of hooks is interesting in that you will find all the necessary hook numbers there. From the smallest to the largest. There are probably more, but these are exceptional cases.
Hooks are packed into a bag from an imitation leather. A handbag of small size 17 by 12 cm. Its thickness is 2-2.5 cm. Inside the set consists of 2 parts: these are hooks up to 2 mm and hooks over 2 mm. Each hook lies in its place. It's comfortable. The numbers are visible and you can quickly find the one you need for this particular product. Numbers 0.6 ; 0.75; 0.85; 0.9; 1.0; 1.1; 1.25; 1.3; 1.5; 1.6; 1.75; 1.9. I have purchased 1mm and 1.5mm. Outwardly and in work, the hooks practically do not differ.
(above aliexpress, below - purchased)
(above aliexpress, below - purchased) And the hook itself:
(on the left is purchased, on the right is aliexpress).
1mm hook purchased by me is used a lot. The bit is already bent. And the hook is already a little worn out. The new one is better, of course. In work, they practically do not differ from purchased ones from aliexpress. The material seems to be the same. This is aluminum.
But the hooks are 1.5 mm.
(top purchased, bottom - aliexpress)
Chinese is a little defective, that is, not neatly made. Perhaps over time it will become smooth.
And the second part of the set. Hooks 2; 2.5; 3; 3.5; four ; 4.5; 5 ; 5.5; 6.
I have a 2mm Clover hook.
(top - Clover, bottom - Aliexpress)
Anyone who worked with Clover knows his features. I will talk about them in a separate review. It feels like Clover will not replace any hook.
(Aliexpress hook 6mm)
- All numbers of hooks at hand for a reasonable price. You do not have to run around the shops and look for the right number;
- there is no problem with choosing the right number;
- the cost of high-quality hooks is reduced (now you don’t need to tremble over buying a good, expensive hook. Select the right number in the set and you will be sure that you need this particular hook size, which means that you should buy just such a tool at a higher price).
- the material does not differ from purchased hooks.
- a convenient storage place (there are even a few empty places, I have my 3 pieces of purchased hooks in there: Clover 2mm and 1.5 and 1mm regular ones). DISADVANTAGES:
Only one can, and it can not always be - the hook is not well processed. If its tip is rough or uneven, then it will not be possible for them to work.
But from the whole set I have only a couple of not very good, but quite suitable for work.
I am very satisfied with the purchase. For only 300 rubles, I purchased all the hook numbers. When knitting, I can always change and select the right numbers right at work.
And if you are a beginner and do not understand numbers, then this set is your economical solution to all problems))) And it will not matter if the yarn is suitable for one of your hooks.
I recommend it to beginners and experienced ones who are looking for the right working hooks of the right numbers and are not ready to lay out 200-250 rubles for a new one, so that it then lies on the shelf.
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