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I just noticed this about my Clover soft touch hooks!

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wow, i just was cleaning out my carosel with all my hooks in it, and came across this.......see pics.....one is pretty blurry, but you can definitely see what Im talking about! They are both marked G, but the millimeter number is .50 in difference ! I also found a boye size G, 4.25! dang!

 

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Yes, they changed their sizing a couple of years ago. They added a size 7 between the G & H, I think. I don't have my hooks handy to check. That's why I prefer to buy hooks by the mm size.

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I noticed that difference when I bought my Clover Soft Touch hooks earlier this year. Right now it has not made a difference. I bought the Clover Soft Touch hooks for the grip and not the sizes of the hooks. I just love my Clover Soft Touch hooks because I can crochet longer without my hands/fingers beginning to hurt.

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wow! well that is good to know! I now have a inbetween g hook, and a normal g hook, both in my fav. clover! I thought they might have stamped it wrong, but then, looked at the hooks closer and could see a diff in the heads! That's nice to know, thanks everyone for the info! Appreciate it!

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>>>> wow, i just was cleaning out my carosel with all my hooks in it, and came across this.......see pics.....one is pretty blurry, but you can definitely see what Im talking about! They are both marked G, but the millimeter number is .50 in difference ! I also found a boye size G, 4.25! dang!

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There have been a few changes in the sizing of Clover Soft Touch Hooks

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The most recent was to change D, Item 1004, was changed from 3.00mm to 3.25mm (approx 2004)

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More recently, 2009, they added item 1002 - B - 2.25mm and item 1032 designated 7 - measuring 4.5mm

 

The logic for these changes was to bring the Soft Touch D into line with the Craft Yarn Council Standards, and for the B & &, to expand the range of most commonly used sizes.

 

These changes were added to the Aluminum Hook Reference in my blog at:

http://wheatcarr.com/crochet/wheats-aluminum-crochet-hook-cross-reference.php

 

Probably best we do not get into my opinion about the change from 3.00 to 3.25 for the D - but I did go out and buy up (mostly at retail) every 3.00mm I could find <G> They are almost gone - which I consider to be a loss for the creative community.

 

Also probably best I not get on the Designer's should give MM not Letters and SWATCH or suffer the consequences <G>

 

Enjoy The Making

 

Wheat

 

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