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kollage square needlesSo sorry last week got away form me without a giveaway! I’ll make it up to you this week with a really great one.

Do you know about Kollage Yarns? This is a really fun company that makes some wonderful eco-friendlier yarn using materials like corn, milk, soy, organic cotton and recycled denim fiber.

They also make awesome Square knitting needles, which are designed to be more ergonomically comfortable and produce more even stitches than other needles out there. I read on their website that a wide range of knitters can get the exact same gauge on these needles because of the way the square shape evens out your knitting. You can check out my full review of the needles over at About.

So this week I have a double treat for you: a set of size 3 US circular knitting needles and a skein of Riveting worsted in Storm Denim color. (No the needle and the yarn are not compatible, but it’s what I have!)

To enter just leave a comment here before the end of the day Sunday. Since the needles are meant to be easier on the body, why don’t you tell me if knitting ever causes you physical pain. Or, if it doesn’t, tell me if you’ve ever knit with recycled material yarn before. It’s a lot of fun.

The winner will be chosen at random by the random number generator. Good luck!

By Sarah White

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172 Comments so far

  1. Maxine on October 8, 2012 1:39 pm

    I suffered with carpal tunnel syndrome a few years back and my knitting was severely curtailed as my hands went numb after just a couple of minutes! Fortunately since ops on both hands, all is fine again!

  2. Maureen on October 8, 2012 1:40 pm

    I have not knit with recycled properties before.

    But I have had carpel tunnel issues before when knitting. I knot rather tightly and if I do not take a break every now and again I will have hands that cramp and I have a hard time grasping the needles.

  3. Sheila on October 8, 2012 1:58 pm

    Sometimes my hand does get sore, especially when knitting with cotton. I’ve been wanting to try those square needles and see what they’re like to knit with.

  4. Paula on October 8, 2012 2:13 pm

    I haven’t knit with recycled material but I try to live a sustainable lifestyle so the yarn is right up my alley. I also work in the preventative health care field so it seems like these ergonomic needles fit that lifestyle too.

  5. Chelsea W on October 8, 2012 2:13 pm

    I often get really tense in my right arm and have to keep choosing to relax. Thanks for the chance :-)

  6. Jeanne on October 8, 2012 2:20 pm

    I do a lot of fine knitting, socks, fair isle, etc. when I use tiny needles , size 0 or 1, I poke a hole in my index finger. It’s terrible. Larger needles help develop a callous, but the tinies still can poke a hole in that. Since I’ve been knitting for over 40 years, I find it hard to modify the way I knit. Old dogs & all that.

  7. Redhedhels on October 8, 2012 2:43 pm

    I’ve been wondering what the advantage to square needles is. I struggle to keep a consistent gauge so maybe these will be the answer! When I knit I sometimes get a sore shoulder. It’s partly because I tense up when I concentrate so maybe a more even gauge would help me relax.

  8. Tee on October 8, 2012 2:45 pm

    I have psoriatic arthritis which affects my hands and fingers. I have had to adjust the way I hold the needles, and how long I knit at a time. I’ve tried the square needles, and they are much easier for me to hold onto as they don’t roll in my fingers on days when my grip is bad. I’ve to win another pair.

  9. Brenda on October 8, 2012 2:49 pm

    I learned to knit when I was a little girl and I’ve used many different materials in my projects. I’d like to try recycled material, since I’m always trying to find eco-friendly things to do. Knitting too much has hurt my hands sometimes, but all it takes is some rest to go back to normal :)

  10. Stephanie E on October 8, 2012 2:54 pm

    I haven’t tried a recycled yarn before but I really do enjoy knitting with soft cottons.

    The only pain I ever really experience is when I knit too tightly and have to use my index finger to help push the stitches off. After a while my finger tip generally feels numb if that happens.

  11. Natasha J on October 8, 2012 2:58 pm

    i havent had any recyced yarns but i would love to try them….yarns made from milk….sounds fun lol

  12. Brandy on October 8, 2012 3:00 pm

    My gauge seems to depend on my mood, so if I’m not mellow, I get hand cramps and spasm-y shoulders/back because I grip harder and knit tighter.

  13. Lesa Davis on October 8, 2012 3:00 pm

    I’ve never tried square needles or recycle material yarn, but I would love to try both!

  14. Donna O'Neil on October 8, 2012 3:06 pm

    I have always wanted to try square needles.

  15. Kathrynn on October 8, 2012 3:13 pm

    My wrists and hands really hurt when I knit for too long

  16. Antidigger on October 8, 2012 3:17 pm

    I have used reclaimed yarn from old jumpers and plarn and t-shirt yarn: none of which have been as nice as knitting with new wool or cotton, but I still carry on :) I’d love to try something new.

    I do get pain in my fingertips and sometimes my forearms when knitting for a long period of time.

  17. Claire C on October 8, 2012 3:25 pm

    My fingers lock if I knit too long. I found some special needles so the weight is not on my hands anymore and falls into my lap instead. I have found my hands are getting better now.

  18. Cass on October 8, 2012 3:45 pm

    There is nothing better than new yarn and knitting needles it would be great to win thanks

  19. Rachael on October 8, 2012 3:46 pm

    While I haven’t knitted with any recyclable yarn, I have crocheted with old the material from old tee’s before!

  20. Junglewife on October 8, 2012 4:06 pm

    Fun! I don’t have any physical pain issues with knitting, but those needles look really interesting! I’ve never knit with recycled material before and I’d love to try!

  21. Marie/Underground Crafter on October 8, 2012 4:07 pm

    I love wooden and square needles because I do find they are more comfortable. I haven’t knit with a recycled yarn (but I have crocheted with various yarns with recycled content). I have been really intrigued by Riveting for a while and would love to try it out. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  22. debd94 on October 8, 2012 4:13 pm

    My hands get sore, but I do stretching exercises and that helps ease the muscle pain. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Deb Kegelmeyer on October 8, 2012 4:24 pm

    I love Kollage yearns and the denim is a favorite color. The square needles sound like they need to go on my xmas list.

  24. Kristal HL on October 8, 2012 4:24 pm

    I bring my needles everywhere with me but have a fear of poking myself accidentally!

  25. Dot on October 8, 2012 4:26 pm

    I’d love to try the square needles. I’ve got arthritis in my hands, and can’t knit as much as I used to.

  26. Sue H on October 8, 2012 4:37 pm

    I have the beginnings of arthritis in my hands so I can only knit for 30-40 minutes each night. Heck getting old! I’d love to give the worsted a try! Thanks for the chance.

  27. Steph on October 8, 2012 4:52 pm

    I used to get “knitters elbow” when I first started, but apparently I’ve toughened up or something because I don’t have pain now. When I crochet, I do get cramps in my left hand, though. Weird.

  28. Michelle on October 8, 2012 5:06 pm

    I have tried to crochet never knit would like to learn

  29. Jenni on October 8, 2012 5:07 pm

    Until seeing this article I had never heard of square knitting needles. I’d love to try them out and see how they differ in the hand from round ones!

  30. Kylie C on October 8, 2012 5:24 pm

    I haven’t had any pain and while I’ve crocheted with up-cycled t-shirts before to make bath mats I haven’t knit with the anything like this! I like knitting with smaller plys so all the recycled stuff I’ve encountered has been too chunky for me. The Riveting worsted sounds perfect for a toddler boy.

  31. Heather M. on October 8, 2012 5:32 pm

    It wasn’t knitting but embroidery that got me into a splint. I had so much to do last year that after Christmas I couldn’t do anything with my right hand.

  32. Amy* on October 8, 2012 5:32 pm

    Ooo…I have wanted to try these needles!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Lynn on October 8, 2012 5:35 pm

    Have never experienced pain while knitting. Would love to give these needles a try. No, have never knitted with recycled yarn. Willing to give it a go.

  34. MelPi on October 8, 2012 5:50 pm

    I’m dealing with tennis elbow right now, partly from crocheting. Some have told me knitting might be better. I’d love to win this and try it out.

  35. Robin on October 8, 2012 6:10 pm

    I am a novice knitter, but I would love to try those square needles…or maybe I could gift them to my daughter, knitter extrordinaire…

  36. Carol on October 8, 2012 6:44 pm

    I deal with nasty tendonitis in my hand and would love to try these needles. I’m very interested to see if I would notice an improvement.

    No, I haven’t tried recycled yarns, though I have knit with yarn reclaimed from
    older sweaters. The experience was a mixed bag.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Dinonut on October 8, 2012 7:27 pm

    I can’t sustain knitting for long due to an injury from a car accident–it gets very painful after a 1/2 hour or so and I still have difficulty do a knit 2tog. Those needle sound great. I will look into getting some for me.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the needles and some recycled yarn.

  38. Connie K. on October 8, 2012 7:28 pm

    Knitting doesn’t cause me, but I have been known to knit until my hands are to tired to knit anymore. I haen’t knit with recycled yarn before only because I haven’t figured out how to deconstruct sweaters. I would really like to try though.

  39. domestic diva on October 8, 2012 7:48 pm

    My hands get tired, but they don’t get pain. But I love that these needles might even out my stitches a bit. Sounds great!

  40. Susan Spiers on October 8, 2012 7:53 pm

    I have never had a problem when I knit, nor have I ever knit with recycled materials. I take my time when knitting something & it works for me-plan ahead!

  41. Lynn on October 8, 2012 8:25 pm

    Occasionally my fingers get a little tired or cramps but I just stretch them out. I’ve never knit with recycled yarn before.

  42. Sherry on October 8, 2012 8:31 pm

    I have the pointer finger on my right hand which gets sore and is actually turning a little bit from all the knitting I do. I would love to try the square needles, they sound interesting. I have knit plastic bags and cotton strips, fun!

  43. Pam Gibson on October 8, 2012 8:36 pm

    Just recently I have been experiencing pain in what must be some very small muscles under or around my rhomboid on the right side. I need to learn continental!

  44. Kim K on October 8, 2012 8:36 pm

    I sometimes get hand cramps when knitting, so I’d love to try a more ergonomic set of needles!

  45. Louise on October 8, 2012 9:57 pm

    Many years went by before I decided to start knitting again after my sister passed away a little over a year ago. Unfortunately, I developed trigger thumb and also ended up with a frozen shoulder. Knitting for a longer period of time is not easy. I would love to try the square needles to see how they work.

  46. Jody on October 8, 2012 10:51 pm

    After 5 spine surgeries a total hip replacement and a fusion in my neck…I finally got diagnosed with a rare joint disease that limits me in new ways every time I turn around. The latest is my wrists and fingers. The pain is unbearable but knitting is in my blood. So I souldier AMD suffer on. I honestly would LOVE to try these needles I have read so many reviews about the relief they can bring. I would be honored and blessed to be chosen. Thank you.

  47. Andrea on October 8, 2012 10:53 pm

    I like to think I’m relatively early in my knitting career, but lately with starting to knit socks, too many tiny stitches on tiny needles in a short amount of time can be uncomfortable. I’m hoping that this is all the trouble I’m going to have, at least for a couple more years.

  48. Liz on October 8, 2012 11:43 pm

    Would like to try these products – thank you

  49. Siaron on October 8, 2012 11:54 pm

    Chunky wool knitted on large needles makes my hands ache and cramp when knitting – I find it quite difficult sometimes. Reclaimed yarn from other garments have been made into scarves and gloves!

  50. Sophie H on October 9, 2012 12:42 am

    Ooh, thanks for pointing out kollage yarns to me – they look really interesting. I do find that I can only knit so much at a time before my finger joints get sore (though that’s probably due to RSI from other pastimes). I’m very keen on recycled anything and have knitted with sari scraps, carrier bags and even experimented with VHS tape!

  51. Wendy Hatton on October 9, 2012 12:55 am

    My grandmother used knitting as ‘therapy’ after having a breast removed. Said it kept her muscles working properly.

  52. Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) on October 9, 2012 12:56 am

    My hands do tend to ache when I work too long without breaks. I got some compression gloves that seem to help.

  53. JaanL on October 9, 2012 1:11 am

    I am one of the lucky ones, knitting actually relaxes my tired/sore hands. As for knitting with recycled “yarn”….yep, try to as much recycling as I can.

  54. Patti on October 9, 2012 1:12 am

    I Love these needles,I wish I had more sizes.I had no idea they also carried yarns.Thank you so much.

  55. mrspao on October 9, 2012 1:26 am

    I find that metal needles can make my hands sore and are hard on the wrists.

  56. Linda Rumsey on October 9, 2012 1:45 am

    I have bought jumpers from charity shops and unpicked them to re-use the yarn. Not always as easy as I thought it would be, but great satisfaction when I have lovely balls of gorgeous yarn and can give them a new life!

  57. Jasminka on October 9, 2012 1:56 am

    I didn’t ever knitting with recicled yarn, it will be nice experience. Square needles might be wonderful because I have painful hands, sometimes cramaping – maybe too much knitting?????? Lol

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  60. Ofelia on October 9, 2012 2:08 am

    I haven’t knit with recycled yarns yet, but I’m thinking to recycle some old sweaters…hehe
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  61. Flo L on October 9, 2012 2:32 am

    I have never used recycled yarns but would love to. If I knit or crochet too long my hands do hurt. These needles sound amazing. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  62. Sara on October 9, 2012 3:47 am

    I have carpal tunnel from my office years so sometimes the ache creeps in if I’ve been knitting long periods at a time. I’ve never used recycled yarns but love the idea and would like to try them!

  63. roni on October 9, 2012 3:53 am

    After knitting my hands feel stiff and sore sometimes. But, I ignore it. I have made a hat and bag from recycled sari silk. The colors are very vibrant!

  64. Margie on October 9, 2012 3:56 am

    No physical pain from knitting but I have knit with the Collage square needles and love them! As for recycled materials, I haven’t knit with any but Riveting has been on my “to-try” list since it came out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Wendy B on October 9, 2012 4:21 am

    I switched to wood needles for less hand cramping and have heard non round needle help too. Have been thinking of trying some out.

  66. Kristin on October 9, 2012 4:22 am

    Thanks for the chance. I love knitting with recycled materials.

  67. Terri on October 9, 2012 4:27 am

    I have gotten sore hands from knitting – I can’t knit with kitchen cotton. I would love to try the square needles. I have tried recycled sari silk – and the Riveted yarn would be interesting to work with.

  68. Jessie on October 9, 2012 4:33 am

    I used to have pain when I knit a lot but I switched to continental style knitting and the pain went away. I have used many different recycled yarns and enjoy working with them. Yarn from retired sari’s is the most interesting I’ve knit with recently.

  69. Linda Allen on October 9, 2012 4:49 am

    I’ve never tried square knitting needles, but I would like to.

  70. Tina on October 9, 2012 4:49 am

    I’ve not knitted with recycled yarns but would be interested in trying. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  71. lyn lewis on October 9, 2012 4:52 am

    I would love to try recycled yarn PLease!
    I specifically buy charity shop/vintage yarns for my knits as it is.
    Partly cost but also driven by my recycling and reusing ethics.
    So it would be great to use a specifically recycled yarn! It might mean I could justifyably buy recycled from new ~ lol
    I also had carpel tunnel pain in both hands and have to say, the small day ops that fixed the problems, mean I can continue to knit!
    Dont hesitate folks….get the ops!

  72. Joy on October 9, 2012 5:04 am

    I have tennis elbow, and knitting really seems to aggravate it! Fortunately, OTC meds work so I can knit pain-free! Thanks!

  73. Sarah on October 9, 2012 5:18 am

    My hands would go numb when I was pregnant, I had carpal tunnel, but now that my little one is three months I can knit pain free again. Yay!! Size three needles would be perfect for a cute winter baby hat.

  74. Debbie S on October 9, 2012 5:19 am

    I’d love to try the square needles. The only time knitting causes pain is when I knit too long with very thin yarn. I also love to knit with recycled yarn from thrift-store sweaters. Sometimes you can find great fibers – cashmere, silk, etc for very little $$.

  75. Vickie Wood on October 9, 2012 5:20 am

    Knitting is meditation.

  76. Anita Scholtens on October 9, 2012 5:28 am

    Getting older it would be nice to see if the needles would be helpful. AND who can’t use more yarn???

  77. Barb on October 9, 2012 5:30 am

    I do get a funny ache in my left thumb. To this point I have just tried some of the knitters stretches I have read about.

  78. Betsy on October 9, 2012 5:30 am

    Yes, I have hand pain and love my Bryspun needles but am always looking for new work arounds…would LOVE to try the square needles. I was gifted with some of the silk from saris and wasn’t terribly impressed…but I have an open mind about trying something else recycled…

  79. karen b on October 9, 2012 5:33 am

    I haven’t tried their yarn yet, but I have some of the square needles and they are so nice to use. Now and then, my hands hurt and it’s probably because I knit so much (and I’m older!!)I would be quite happy to win this giveaway. Thank you

  80. Christine on October 9, 2012 5:34 am

    I’ve been dying to see what all the hub is on these needles! and size 3′s are perfect…for those shawls I’ve been knitting and getting achy hands.

    I bet this yarn is gorgeous…thank you for the giveaway chance.

  81. Stacey on October 9, 2012 5:35 am

    I tend to knit very tightly and my hand, arms and shoulders tend to ache if I knit for too long. I actually started out with crochet but it kills my wrist which. I switched to knitting and really enjoy it. I find it to be very soothing but can’t do marathon knitting or I will regret it. I have never heard of square needles and would be interested in seeing how that would work.

  82. Mary Lee on October 9, 2012 5:40 am

    I have some of those needles and love them! Not only is the shape nice, the cable flexibility is the best! Luckily, I don’t have a size 3. Yet. :)

    Yes, my hands do hurt. My fingers are beginning to twist a bit and it’s wonderful to find products that try to address the problems of arthritis and age.

    I’d love to win this one!

  83. Patricia P. Hall on October 9, 2012 5:49 am

    A fellow knitter has tried the square needles and she loves them! I have never had knitting issues (repetitive strain) but it may be because I am careful to only knit for short bits of time and to get up and walk around. I had a repetitive strain issue in my neck once and believe me, it is not fun!!! I am glad these are noted for helping that issue. I will look into purchasing some but would like to win these even more! And the yarn would be awesome for knitting my college age son a scarf!

  84. pam on October 9, 2012 5:50 am

    Sometimes, depending on the project I am working on, my hands tend to cramp up, maybe the needles are my problem!

  85. Christina Hanger on October 9, 2012 5:59 am

    Lately i have been having pain in my right hand, very specifically my middle or ring finger – it moves around. THis is only after hours of knitting. I think i have strained it somehow but I should try different needles to see if it helps. I love wooden needles so that is a plus with theirs.

  86. Luciana on October 9, 2012 6:02 am

    Never had problems knitting and yes, I knit with paper once and with plarn.

  87. Red Carousel Lion on October 9, 2012 6:14 am

    never really have had problems with knitting othr than fingers getting tired after several hours.

  88. Frances Welden on October 9, 2012 6:14 am

    I have had some shoulder issues when knitting afghans. But I have learned to keep my hands lower in my lap as I knit and that has helped a great deal.

  89. Margay on October 9, 2012 6:15 am

    Most of the time, I find knitting very therapeutic, but sometimes, if I’ve been doing it for too long a period in one sitting, my hands can cramp up. But that doesn’t stop me! I just power through it.

  90. ga447 on October 9, 2012 6:16 am

    I need to be careful when I am knitting so I think these needles would be helpful. I love the color of the skein.

  91. Sylvia Beeson on October 9, 2012 6:26 am

    I am retiring in less than 2 months and plan to do LOTS of knitting! No more having to “sandwich” in bits of time here and there to knit on one of my many on-going projects. It would be perfect timing to work with new needles and a new kind of yarn I haven’t tried before!

  92. Emily on October 9, 2012 6:48 am

    I’m a tight knitter, and sometimes I just grip too tightly and end up with a cramp in my left hand. I have to remind myself to put the knitting down from time to time and stretch out my fingers.

  93. Judith (from Israel) on October 9, 2012 7:06 am

    Knitting never causes me physical pain but I can’t knit for very long because it tires me out.

  94. Vivian on October 9, 2012 7:13 am

    Pain from knitting…helping my sister fix a mistake (she knits so tightly she breaks the points off plastic needles and bends metal ones….stiff neck from knitting too long….when I have to stop to fix dinner is the biggest pain.

  95. DeeAnn S on October 9, 2012 7:38 am

    Some days I can’t lift my cup of coffee (yikes!) because of my problems with arthritis and carpel tunnel. A wrist brace helps but makes it difficult to hold the needles for knitting. On those days, I usually dig into my scraps and set up block patterns for quilting, which is a bit easier on the hands. :) Thanks.

  96. Kim on October 9, 2012 7:52 am

    I have arthritis in both my hands and with fingers that are double jointed so when I knit for long periods of time my hands ache. I would love to try the square needles and see if they would work better for me. I haven’t been knitting as much because of it but it sure would be nice to be able to when I am sitting at the VA with Hubby since he had his stroke.

    I have never tried recycled yarn – sounds interesting!

  97. Linnea on October 9, 2012 7:56 am

    Hooray! Sounds like a great giveaway! Thanks!

  98. Julie W. on October 9, 2012 7:59 am

    I love working with natural fibers, and its even more rewarding to know that the fibers are recycled. Makes you feel good! Great company! Thanks for the giveaway oppertunity!

  99. Denise Malbrough on October 9, 2012 8:05 am

    My daughter knits and I crochet. She loves working with dpn’s and I love the yarn! We would both be very happy to win! Thanks for the chance <3

  100. Elena T on October 9, 2012 8:15 am

    It would be fun to try the square needles. Sometimes my hands to get “tired”, the result of arthritis :(

  101. nangy on October 9, 2012 8:15 am

    I have never heard of square knitting needles,they sound great!! I am starting to have some pain in my left hand,I am going to check out the needles right now!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  102. Andrea on October 9, 2012 8:18 am

    After long knitting sessions I find my wrists and forearms sore. Usually a rest takes care of that.

  103. Eloise on October 9, 2012 8:25 am

    I have not knit with recycled yarn and would love to try it.

  104. Sandra on October 9, 2012 8:31 am

    Because I do pottery and knit I really give my hand and wrists a real workout. One thing I can’t use are straight knitting needles, they put my wrists in a position that causes pain. I’ve heard several people say that the square needles really help them stay pain free.

  105. Mary Mac on October 9, 2012 8:35 am

    My hands do get more tired as I have gotten older but I find if I stop and rest every once in awhile It’s not a problem.

  106. Julie on October 9, 2012 8:46 am

    I have tendonitis and calcium in the tendons so my knitting is a guilty pleasure that forces me to unwind and enjoy each stitch. I have coveted such lovelies as the milk And t shirt yarns but hadn’t stumbled over the denim yet! I look forward to thing it!

  107. Charlene Anderson on October 9, 2012 9:03 am

    These needles will get lots of use!

  108. Gloria on October 9, 2012 9:11 am

    My hands get sore especially when I’m knitting with smaller circular needles. Could be age : )

    That yarn looks awesome.

  109. Karey on October 9, 2012 9:33 am

    I try to take frequent breaks to avoid pain from knitting and crocheting. I haven’t used any recycled yarn yet, but it’s next on my list to try!!

  110. Tina S on October 9, 2012 9:35 am

    That yarn looks luscious! I don’t have pain when I knit but sometimes my hands get tired because once I start I don’t want to stop! Thanks for the opportunity.

  111. missy k on October 9, 2012 9:36 am

    my hands have hurt aft knitting before. I am all for anything that is easier on my body.

  112. Linda Gottschalk on October 9, 2012 9:45 am

    I love knitting and had to have carpel tunnel surgery on both hands. I enjoy it now more than ever. I also met a woman in our local yarn shop who told me she thinks your square needles make her stocking knit stitches more even. Would love to try them.

  113. Mary rokisky on October 9, 2012 9:46 am

    I keep my hands warm by wearing fingerless “knitted of course” gloves, this has helped me the most.

  114. Peggy on October 9, 2012 9:52 am

    I had never heard of Kollage until now. I checked out their website and it is awesome. Thanks for sharing. I love learning about new yarn shops and possibilities for carrying their wares in my shop. GREAT!

  115. Maryanne on October 9, 2012 9:55 am

    If I want to do a marathon knitting session, like to finish holiday gifts, I rig up a pillow nest so my arms are supported. I’d be eager to try these needles to see if they really do make a difference.

  116. Anne Marie on October 9, 2012 10:09 am

    I was just experiencing shoulder pain last night while knitting. And hand pain once in a while. I hate to say it’s due to too much knitting, because that just can’t be!

  117. Amanda on October 9, 2012 10:11 am

    It’s my own fault… going on 6 hour knitting jags is sure to cramp your hands.

  118. Tabitha on October 9, 2012 10:16 am

    I’ve started and then given up on knitting due to the ache in my hands. Maybe the needles would help.

  119. Teresa from Florence, Alabama on October 9, 2012 10:16 am

    Sometimes my fingers cramp and draw down when I knitting. I would love to have a pair of these needles and the yarn is a beautiful shade of blue.

  120. Carmen on October 9, 2012 10:17 am

    I only have pain when I’m trying to knit too tightly. Once I realize it and I loosen up, I’m ok. I am more likely to get something similar to the heebie jeebies when knitting too long – not sure how else to describe it. It usually means I need to take a break.

  121. Christina on October 9, 2012 10:24 am

    I haven’t had any pain yet thankfully because I love to knit.

  122. Maxine Miller on October 9, 2012 10:34 am

    I am new to knitting. I have arthritc hands, so i think these needles may be easier to learn to knit socks. When i do to much of anything, i need to give my hands a few days break to relax. Please enter me into the give-a-way.
    Thank you.

  123. kbsalazar on October 9, 2012 10:44 am

    Square needles! Very interesting. I’d be interested in trying them out on lace with very slippery silk yarn – the kind of stuff that dribbles off the points like pudding off a baby’s spoon.

    The yarn is also a fun experiment. I’d like to see if it acts like traditional shoddy – recycled recombed short staple wool plyed with virgin wool for strength.

    Thank you for making these available!
    -kbsalazar

  124. Karen in KS on October 9, 2012 10:49 am

    I’ve had surgery for carpal tunnel on both hands. However I do have problems with my hands, especially when knitting with cotton or acrylic yarns. I think maybe those yarns don’t slide as smoothly as others.

  125. Marlene on October 9, 2012 10:50 am

    I find that my hands, wrist and arms hurt when I am kniting. I would love to try the square needles to help lessen my pain. I also look forward to trying the recycled yarn. Thank you

  126. nicky on October 9, 2012 11:14 am

    i like to knit scrappy rugs out of t shirt yarn that we cut up out of our old and worn t shirts.

  127. Jan P. on October 9, 2012 11:52 am

    I use circular needles a lot and am looking for ones that are longer in the needle part. It’s getting harder to hold onto them and an eight-inch needle, for instance, would be so much easier to use. I’ll bet many boomers (and older) would agree and maybe even knit more.

  128. Melissa MacGregor on October 9, 2012 11:57 am

    I’ve never even heard of these square knitting needles but I would love to try them out! I love to use recycled materials for my craft projects and always collect denim for shag rugs and other projects. I’m interested in this yarn and will have to check it out now.
    Thanks!

  129. Craftylady on October 9, 2012 12:17 pm

    I have arthritis in my hands and knitting or crocheting really makes them hurt. But I love to knit so I have learned to go at it a little at a time.

  130. Michelle on October 9, 2012 12:51 pm

    So far knitting hasn’t hurt me. :-) I’ve also never worked with recycled material but I love the idea of it!

  131. smfsprout on October 9, 2012 1:53 pm

    I have not use recycled materials before but I really am trying to become more eco-conscious in my crafting and I would love to find good recycled yarn. Thanks.

  132. Lee on October 9, 2012 2:15 pm

    Actually, I knit to exercise my arthritic hands.

  133. Pat morris on October 9, 2012 3:16 pm

    I have arthritis in both hands and several trigger fingers. I’ve been eager to try the square needles as I’ve heard that hey are very comfortable.

  134. Monica on October 9, 2012 5:19 pm

    Not sure if knitting has caused pain, but don’t care, I will keep on knitting. I once transformed a set of king size sheets into gigantic balls of “yarn” to make a rug.

  135. joyce on October 9, 2012 5:36 pm

    I don’t have any square needles, but would like to try them. I have heard lots of good things about them. I also have arthritis in both of my hands, so I do get achy if I knit for too long.

  136. Patty on October 9, 2012 5:56 pm

    I have been intrigued with Kollage’s Riveting yarn for some time – the concept of the square needles is very interesting. I have tendonitis in my wrists, so wonder if they would help prevent strain when knitting for long periods of time…..

  137. Della on October 9, 2012 5:59 pm

    I would love to try the square needles to see if they are easier to use as several people seem to suggest. The blue yarn looks very pretty, and I’m sure I’ve got some needles that will fit that yarn – even if they are not square.

  138. Penny on October 9, 2012 6:13 pm

    When I knit smaller items not too much arthritis pain in my hands but larger projects, that are heavier, cause more pain. I am making a top down sweater and can only do 2-3 rows a day

  139. jeanne muckey on October 9, 2012 7:42 pm

    With arthritis in my left hand, square needles sound like they would be nice to use.

  140. Tricia on October 9, 2012 7:56 pm

    Always love to try out new things..

  141. Caren on October 9, 2012 8:10 pm

    I’ve wanted to learn to knit! This would make a good start :)

  142. Heidi on October 9, 2012 9:22 pm

    I somehow tend to get my wrists in a bad shape. Especially after some serious lace knitting. The only finger that gets sore is the right hand index finger, that’s due to my tendency of knitting a bit too tight.. Should get rid of that habit.

  143. MelodyJ on October 9, 2012 10:56 pm

    My hands and arms get tired so I have to take breaks. No real pain. I’ve never used recycled yarn.

  144. Paula C on October 10, 2012 12:21 am

    I have wanted to try their square needles, since I have seen and read so much about them. They may help my tense neck and shoulders when I make lace things, by not slidding around. Arthur in my hands doesn’t help either. I use plarn for kitchen rugs. Thank you for the chance to win these. Good luck everyone.

  145. PatriciaJ on October 10, 2012 1:21 am

    I’m a beginner, and the only pain I’ve had so far, is from sitting in one position and knitting for to long!

  146. susie doucet on October 10, 2012 1:34 am

    Yes knitting is giving me shoulder pain and also pain in my hands since I had already a surgery and I the worst is that I have to go pack for an other one soon. But still, I like to knit. Hugs, Susie.

  147. Mary Anne on October 10, 2012 6:48 am

    I made my own recycled yarn out of strips of old denim jeans and knitted a bag – swore I wouldn’t do it again because it was really hard to knit with. Made a nice bag though!

  148. tutsy on October 10, 2012 8:29 am

    I haven’t tried knitting yet but this would help me start!

  149. Malin Kinberg on October 10, 2012 9:30 am

    I love to knit, but sometimes my shoulders hurt after a lot of knitting on regular needles.

  150. emily on October 10, 2012 9:39 am

    my mom often has pain in her hands from knitting

  151. Turtle on October 10, 2012 10:31 am

    i was lucky enough to get a gift of a kit this last spring using this yarn and i loved it! It knit up beautifully and made a wonderful tank style top.
    Yes, knitting does cause me some pain. I suffer with Fibromyalgia as well as arthritis in the wrists, but still am able to knit most days. Lol, hubby judges my pain level by my knitting. :) Would love to try something to possible help…. i love a long wish-knit list still to do!

  152. Judianne on October 10, 2012 2:37 pm

    I have severe pain when knitting from further injury after double carpal tunnel surgery and trigger fingers. My strength is slowly coming back, but can’t do anything other straight knitting–not enough strength to knit two stitches together. I would love to try the square needles. In fact, after reading this, I am going to see if I can find them in stores! I would love to be able to knit for my grandchildren.

  153. teresa wiers on October 10, 2012 2:52 pm

    I tend to knit tightly and after a while my fingers to ache. But it doesn’t stop me. As for the recycled materials i have crocheted with plarn it was fun to make out of plastic grocery store bags – i crocheted a purse

  154. Connie on October 10, 2012 3:04 pm

    I love this yarn, I just finished a hat and scarf from a similar yarn.

  155. Sherry Shapiro on October 10, 2012 4:14 pm

    I’d love to be the winner :)

  156. Cindy Sasaki on October 10, 2012 5:26 pm

    I haven’t worked with recycled yarn – yet. And I haven’t suffered any physical ailments from knitting… but ripping out stitches to correct a mistake does cause me mental anguish…i seem to do it more often than i care to mention ;o) thanks!

  157. Bonnie on October 10, 2012 6:48 pm

    I love the denim blue color of the yarn! I bet it would make pretty socks!

  158. Sigrid on October 11, 2012 1:40 am

    After doing spring cleaning last year I’ve made my own yarn from plastic shopping bags and from old T-shirts. It was a lot of fun making handbags, rugs and hats with my home made yarn : )

  159. Caroline on October 11, 2012 4:46 am

    my hands frequently cramp up when I knit, especially when I’m working with cotton.

  160. Ma on October 11, 2012 5:21 am

    I have tried these needles and love how they feel. Glad to see that they are now made in the USA

  161. Anna on October 11, 2012 7:26 am

    I’ve never knit with recycled materials but I like the idea of it!

  162. Marilyn Coombs on October 11, 2012 9:51 am

    Hi! I enjoy knitting but as I get older, my fingers are painful. I would like to try the square type needles. I have knitted with recycled material,I think it was bamboo.

  163. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com on October 11, 2012 10:36 am

    to avoid any pain, i usually switch crafts: knitting, crochet, paper craft, home decorating etc. that’s also great for cross-pollinating ideas.. :-)

  164. Royce on October 11, 2012 11:00 am

    Knitting does cause pain esp during the cast on when I use 2 yarns together. I have crocheted with recycled materials and posted them in my blog too.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  165. darcy b. on October 11, 2012 2:37 pm

    one time i had been knitting a hat for my dad (big bulky and longer than most, like he wanted) and i was finishing up on Christmas eve morning when i wrecked it. i spent all day Christmas eve re-knitting the entire hat (thankfully it was super-bulky yarn). on Christmas day, my hands, shoulders, and neck were really stiff and sore!

  166. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on October 11, 2012 5:30 pm

    My arms get very tired and sore when I knit for longer periods of time.

  167. Nancy on October 11, 2012 9:42 pm

    At times my hands can get stiff. It happens more if I am working more on tight, smaller stitches. I just have to give myself more breaks and stretch my hands out more often.

  168. Linda on October 11, 2012 9:56 pm

    My two favorite things-knitting and recycling! I’d love to make my new grandson a sweater from recycled denim!

  169. Maria Grazia on October 12, 2012 2:45 am

    I only used wool and cotton for all these years!

  170. Kim Reid on October 12, 2012 10:01 pm

    I have carpal tunnel issues and take frequent breaks when knitting.
    I would love to enter, Thanks!

  171. Galatina on October 13, 2012 1:25 am

    I sometimes get cramp in my hands & if I’m working with a harder yarn and smaller needles, get an indented index finger. Not that bad though at all! Certainly wouldn’t stop my knitting!

  172. Joye boudreau on October 13, 2012 4:54 am

    I have a set of kollage 5 mm and I like them but find them very heavy and they fall out of my project. I realize the ones made in the USA are better.
    I have never seen their yarn but sounds interesting.

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