Do you remember me being sent several things to review? So far I have covered the Knit Blockers (which I must get another packet of) and today I thought I would give you a review on the Trenz fixed circulars which I used on a shawl design coming out soon (which I can't quite show you).
Knitpro tell us;
- Range of radiant colours allows mix-n-match & organizational options
- A great aid to simplify the difficult part of knitting!! Trendz needles provide the right ‘grab’ that allows for easy handling of slippery yarns, picking up stitches in a fast manner and helps in controlling those difficult stitches!
- Sharp and Gradually Tapered Points are ideal for all knitting projects
- Enables stitches to slide around needles effortlessly
- Lightweight, smooth, with the right flexibility – yet exceptionally strong & durable
- Warm to the touch and gentle in the hand
- Ideal for beginners
- All needles produced in multi coloured acrylic material on specially designed machines
- Well-priced: Offers great value for money
- A much superior product compared to regular plastic needles which are injection moulded
- Resilient and flexible cable lay flat with no kink or twist – easy to store
- Available in sizes 3.50mm (US 4) to 12.00mm (US 17)
I should note at the beginning of this review that I am a metal needle fan... it's what I was taught on and what I prefer... and so as objective as I aim to be in my review I will no doubt show a natural form of bias. In other words, please take my review, as my personal opinion and my advice is to try a pair and see what you think.
So what do I think?
Overall the needles seemed very sturdy and worked well. The cable join was never an issue during knitting and so my knitting action was smooth.
On initial handling I wondered how I might get on with these... as they warmed in my hands the natural grip almost became sticky in sensation, which put me off a bit... but I did get used to that and half way through the project it no longer bothered me.
I used these on my new Elegant base (coming soon), a mixture of Blue Faced Leicester wool with 45% Silk... a sleek yarn with a medium twist. I wanted to deliberately use a needle with grip and less sharp points.
They worked really well... normally wood for me means that I drop needles and stitches easily and with metal I prefer a much pointer tip to catch sleeker yarns as they slip easily off of the needles... but with these I felt I could take things much more slowly. Might have even helped my tension a bit.
I would therefore be tempted to give them to a beginner lace knitter; someone who needs to take time with more sleek yarns, especially when learning complicated stitches.
I might also be tempted to recommend them for beginners generally... but personally I will keep to my metal needles... I know them too well, which I guess is always an issue when trying new needles... you tend to revert to and prefer what you know.
They are good needles if maybe not for me, so I do recommend picking up a pack as they a pretty inexpensive to buy... see what you think.
Have a wonderful day... Sara x
* Disclaimer – The knitpro products used in this post were gifted to me for review by Knitpro. They offered no monetary compensation for the review or to bias my opinion and none was taken. All of the above is my own and my opinions should be taken as such.