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Feste di Natale all’insegna dell’uncinetto tunisino!

Uncinetto tunisino di Denise
Scritto da Valentina La Masca

L’uncinetto tunisino piace sempre di più, per questo è sempre più facile reperire strumenti e materiale di studio: questo è senz’altro l’anno giusto per qualche regalo a tema.

Uncinetto tunisino di Denise

Uncinetto tunisino di Denise

Immancabile sarà un set di uncinetti di qualità.

Un’idea sono gli intramontabili Denise (intercambiabili), in resina, disponibili sia in comodi case di plastica rigida con inclusi cavi e stopper che in confezioni più sfiziose, con astuccio in stoffa, nelle linee 2Go e DellaQ. Inutile dire che sono uncinetti ottimi, e l’ampia varietà di misure incluse nei set completi (da 3,75 a 15 mm), insieme ai prezzi contenuti, li rende un’ottima scelta.

Se volete qualcosa di diverso, valutate i Trendz di KnitPro, disponibili sia rigidi (a punta singola o doppia) che intercambiabili. Questi coloratissimi uncinetti in metacrilato hanno punte acuminate e gole profonde, quindi sono perfetti per le lavorazioni più elaborate; si possono acquistare singolarmente nelle misure dai 5 ai 12 mm. Attenzione: non c’è una confezione unica che includa anche cavi e stopper, quindi ricordatevi di aggiungere questi accessori al carrello!Dizionario dei punti dell'uncinetto tunisino di Canetta "Mani di fata"

Non fatevi mancare un bel libro, come la nuovissima raccolta di punti di Mani di Fata Tutti Punti Uncinetto 3 – Tunisi, oppure un volume di modelli veri e propri, magari quelli di Sheryl Thies, Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet e Tunisian Crochet Encore.

Infine, un’ultima idea: adesso che avete gli uncinetti nuovi e scalpitate dalla voglia di iniziare un progetto invernale facile e veloce, perché non fare pratica di uncinetto tunisino con qualcuno di quei gomitoli/matasse singoli da 100 o 200 g che avete da parte nella vostra scorta? So che ci sono, guardate bene!

Ecco alcune proposte di modelli gratuiti di uncinetto tunisino da Ravelry, con relativi filati consigliati per i progetti!

Stola all'uncinetto tunisino Pax, di Aoibhe Ni

Pax di Aoibhe Ni

Cobbled Street Cowl di Sol Rencoret

Diamonds in the Rough di Michael Snow

Honey Bee Cowl di Leanne Spinazola

Metzelaar Scarf di Dela Wilkins

Mushroom Risotto di Valentina OP

Pax di Aoibhe Ni

TC Pfeilraupe di Brunella Russo-Girard e ValentinaOP

Collo all'uncinetto tunisino Honey Bee

Collo Honey Bee

Chiudiamo con Fumo di Londra, una sciarpa dell’esordiente Barbara Wiel Marin, ancora da pubblicare mentre scriviamo questo post; tenete d’occhio la sua pagina Ravelry!

Che aggiungere? Buoni acquisti, e buone feste a tutti!

L'autrice

Valentina La Masca

Appassionata di uncinetto tunisino, da cui non si stacca più e di cui parla e scrive come se non ci fosse un domani, Valentina vive a Cuneo e adora le sue valli e la Liguria di Ponente.
Su Ravelry è ValentinaOP, e la sua pagina su Facebook è OldenPatterns.

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  • […] Who would’ve thought? It’s December already, typically a month for presents, either for beloved ones or for ourselves. I’ve been writing about Tunisian crochet almost all year long, so of course now I have to make another post on the subject, and more specifically on TC-related presents. If you think it’s time to purchase some long hooks and books to study and make practice, allow me to help you through the many choices out there. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m enjoying a collaboration with Italian blog “Maglia-Uncinetto.it” with my reviews and opinions about TC books and such (and in the future I’ll write about other crafty subjects, too), but I still haven’t been able to translate my reviews in English. Though, since there are many English reviews about these books, so far I’ll tell you briefly about the ones I really like, and I suggest you go and search for other reviews on the web. Now, about the presents. Let’t think about the hooks, first. What catches one’s eye when they first encounter TC is the oh so pretty (“but how do you manage to hold it-that’s huge!”) long hook, or the fascinating yet odd-looking cabled one (“now, what on earth is that?”). As with other crafts, you can buy cheap instruments, or you can choose higher quality sets. I myself began with rigid hooks found at my local market, “Pony” was their brand. They were awful. The tip was so round, every stitch hurt my wrist – and oh, they were sticky. No yarn went smoothly on them. Bad experience, I recommend you not to choose these. My very first set, on the other hand, was a no-brand bamboo set of cabled hooks I purchased on Amazon. Very very cheap, but nice to work with nonetheless. They have a decent tip, and I still use them from time to time. If you like wooden instruments and you’ve never tried TC but want to without spending lots of money, I say try these. Many experts will tell you not to buy them as they’re no high quality instruments: of course they are not, this I’m aware of and I think you are too, but if you fear you might not like the technique they might be a better choice than an expensive set you might never use twice in your life. If you have a few more money to invest in hooks, I’ll tell you my favourite brand is KnitPro (aka Knitter’s Pride), and more specifically their Trendz series. There you can choose between long and rigid hooks and cabled ones, depending on your personal taste, and they have double-ended ones too. The sizes range from 5 mm to 12 mm for all three kinds, and they’re pure delight to work with. They’re so smooth, the tip is pointed but not too much (it doesn’t ruin the yarn), the hook is deep and  therefore they’re great for both simple and complex stitches. Strongly recommended. I also like other series by KnitPro, such as Symfonie, but they’re more expensive and have less sizes, so I suggest try Trendz first, then if you fall in love with TC there’ll be plenty of hooks to buy later on. My second choice, but just because of personal taste, are Denise hooks. They’re shorter that KnitPro’s so having rather big hands I personally find them a bit less comfortable during the first minutes of work at least: I need some time to get used to their size, but then everything is smooth. Denise hooks’ tips are less pointed than Trendz’ but that’s no problem, because they get through the stitches just as well. What makes them really interesting to me is that they range from 3,75 mm to 15,00 mm – gotta love a nice 15,00 mm hook! They also come in cute cases besides the classic plastic ones, so they might be a nice, good-looking present. Are you bored enough? Well, enough for today. Next time, I’ll tell you about some interesting books that might come in handy to make practice with your brand new hooks. ***LETTORI ITALIANI*** Per gli argomenti trattati in questo post vi rimando al mio ultimo articolo apparso su Maglia-Uncinetto.it, “Feste di Natale all’insegna dell’uncinetto tunisino!“. […]

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