I love these hooks; they're ergonomic without being bulky, the shape of the hook head and throat is very Clover-esque (my other favorite hook), and they're a comfortable length. Elaborating on that last point a bit - I've attempted hairpin lace with other hooks and the hook itself is either too long, the shaft is too short to comfortably maneuver the loom, yarn, and hook as I work, or the head and throat aren't the right shape for me, but these are perfect for hairpin lace.
I still primarily use my Clovers for large projects so I'll carry whatever 1 size I'm using for my project, but I carry all 5 of my Hamanakas (in the small plastic case they came in) just in case I find myself in need of a different hook.
I wrote up and color-coded a small cheat sheet with the size conversions on it: I included the mm and letter sizes just so I would have a quick reference on hand; I don't think I'll ever memorize the Japanese sizes.
The only thing I worry about is what if I put down a project and accidentally start working with the wrong size when I pick it up again, but it hasn't been an issue yet; just be vigilant, and you shouldn't have gauge shenanigans.
|商品尺寸||7.87 x 7.37 x 1.02 cm; 1.8 公斤|