The Amour Clover range is an excellent product for me - I'm a pencil holder style of crocheter. It's easy on the fingers, light, and the hook slides well over all yarns I've used. Although it's slightly more expensive than the soft touch, it has become my hook of preference these days. Love the fact it's colour coded too - helps when I'm reaching for the right hook. My only request to Clover would be that could they also put an easy to see number on it too - that would make it the perfect hook in my eyes.