Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Kollage Square Knitting Needles --a Review


On Saturday I received a set of the Kollage double point needles, 2.25 mm, as part of my swap package for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. I was so excited I started a pair of socks right away. I couldn't wait to see how they felt, how the socks knitted up with these. My grade: A. I really like them. I am working on another pair of socks on KnitPicks Harmony wood needles, which I also like. But the square needles feel good. I don't gouge a groove in my index finger pushing the needle down, like I sometimes do with the sharper wood needles. Not that the Kollage aren't sharp. I am working with Tofutsies, which has a tendency (for me at least) to split with the harmony and my Addis. But with the Kollage the yarn hasn't been splitting. From the fabric I've knitted you can't tell that the needles are square and not round. I am so pleased that I plan to order a few more pairs of these. My mom is a knitter but her finger joints are swollen from arthritis. These may be more comfortable for her. The needles don't roll as I knit, so I don't seem to grip them so tightly. I tend to knit tightly, especially when I'm tense or nervous (and with the Red River Flooding and parts of Fargo-Moorhead evacuating, I'm nervous these days) and with these needles I am more relaxed. Coinsidence? I don't know. What i do know is that I can do a knit 3 together without trouble.

3 comments:

Violet Starfire said...

Cool I think I may have to get a pair! thanks for the review.

Gryffinitter said...

I went to ACMoore and got some wooden square dowels - they were not in the dowel section, they were in the dollhouse building section, and I had to be careful to get basswood and not balsa, but...I am working on a set of knitting needles in whatever size they would be..I am thinking a 2 or a 3. And I have two other wooden dowels I will probably make single points out of, as they are bigger...

Did you find that the stitches come out smaller without your having to hold the yarn in a death grip? I am normally a very loose knitter, but I think I do...

Cassandra Puddlemere said...

I am so glad that you like them.I may have to go pick myself up a pair now