Here we have is the jumbo pinwheel stitch and I’m working on this large throw for my couch. And I have received a gift in the mail and it was from FireStormcreations.com and it’s actually an aluminum needle and she has done with clay, something to the base and added a great pattern to it. This is a size eight but she has a lot of different kinds and sizes to it and this been my crochet needle. Now what I can tell just right off the back is that the head of the needle, it appears to be thicker and just a shape of my plastic one versus the metal is very much different so I have to change my technique a little bit. I find the metal as a lot sharper to work with but what I didn’t realized is this and I’m going to show you an example of using the plastic versus the steel.
Now with the jumbo pinwheel stitch here, what we have to do is that I have to create the under side of the actual wheel. And this is how I do it, it’s like a wrap and I double wrap. So you wrap and wrap in to two and you hold it onto your needle like so, I’m just going to continue to go along because I’m not teaching on how to make this stitch because I’ve already done it before. It’s called the jumbo pinwheel stitch, if you’re looking it up on my You Tube here. And so I have to end up with nine of the stitches on my hook and I’m already having a problem that the Fire Storm Creations.com needle has eliminated for me. Do you see the problem yet? And I got my thumb on the right hand side, do you see the stitches? The stitches are getting further and further away from the front of that hook. And it causes me to have a lot more attention on my arms and my hands. Now it’s catching on my thumb, so five and five and so then I pull through all 10 at one time.
So then with the steel one, I’m going to show the difference. And I never even consider this but because of the clay thing on there it actually helps me greatly. And it allows me to hold it a lot better than my plastic. The needle because its aluminum slides a lot better and the clay or whatever she’s got on the actual handle, is a lot easier to grip. But because the head of the hook is a little bit different, is just I have to get used to that but it’s not a big deal. It’s just a styling change. And my point being is that if you look at where my thumb is now, the thread will not go any further than the actual clay. So it’s catching on there instead. So I do not have to worry about fighting with it with my thumb. So I think it’s a great idea.
So thank you very much for that, so five and five. And that has solved a great problem from me.