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« on: July 23, 2011 10:24:13 PM »

Do you have a working limit with the small size of your hooks?
I have found that even if I am working with lace, I just can't work with hooks E/4 (3.50MM) and smaller. But maybe this is because I grew up learning with bigger hooks.

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011 03:06:16 AM »

My problem with smaller hooks is that the ones I have don't have a consistent size between the hook and the thumn rest. They're all cone-shaped, which just kills any consistency of gauge!

I'm on a search for better ones, so fingers crossed!

Working with a smaller hook takes practice, I think, and with time, I think you may find success. Be warned, though, switching back to bigger hooks after will make everything seem *gigantic*! lol

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011 07:39:09 PM »

I also struggle with smaller hooks... my struggle is being able to hold the smaller hooks. I tried to use a 2mm hook on the weekend and didn't know where to put my finger, lol... I did a bit of googling and found a few crochet lace makers bulk up the shaft of their smaller hooks with polymer clay and then bake the clay on to their steel hooks...

I've given this a go - and it seems to be working, but I doubt this will be a good solution for those who want to work large clusters or loops as the clay handle limits the working space on the hook.

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