Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks. Today’s post features Featherlight crochet hooks, along with a giveaway for one hook, courtesy of Lantern Moon Handcrafted.
Lantern Moon has a beautiful, sustainably produced wooden hook for all of you inline hook lovers!
The Featherlight is made with an eco-friendly wood with a rich, dark color. Like most inline hooks, it has a flat throat. The hook has a long thumb rest. I found the tip to be slightly pointier than most inline hooks, which I liked. The end of the handle has a nice decorative look to it.
The wood is finished smoothly, and has a wonderful feeling against the hand. As the name suggests, it is very light weight. According to Lantern Moon, the wood is “organically treated to add density and hardness.” The hook size (in US letter, number, and mm) is written in white towards the center of the handle, and is highly visible against the contrast of the dark wood.
There aren’t any unusual features on the handle that change its shape, so this hook would be ideal for all different types of crochet. You could even make a small Tunisian crochet project on this hook, because while the thumb rest is long, it doesn’t taper outwards as so many do so it wouldn’t stretch out your stitches.
This would be a great hook for a crocheter who prefers an inline hook, who prefers purchasing eco-friendly and ethically produced products, and/or who enjoys the comfortable feeling of a wooden hook.
The hooks are available in US letter sizes from D through K. The retail price of the hooks are $18.90.
Full disclosure: A free review sample of this product was provided by Lantern Moon. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation from the distributor/manufacturer, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. You can read my complete review disclosure here.
When I contacted the nice folks at Lantern Moon to tell them about my plans to review a variety of crochet hooks during NatCroMo13, they were generous enough to send along a Featherlight US size I-9/5.5 mm hook for a giveaway for one lucky reader.
This giveaway is open internationally. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, April 6, 2013.