These needles are loveley as are the little tins in which they arrive. They should make more sizes. Unfortunately, I under-estimated how short 4 really is. These are so well made and smooth from tip to tip.
I have always preferred bamboo needles previously for my sock knitting. Well, after knitting quite a few socks and deciding this is one of my favorite things to make, it was time to have some really good needles so I purchased a set of size "0". The Blue Sky Double Pointed Needles are wonderful. The yarn slides very nicely and the needles are sturdy. The 6" length is my preference for socks. A great plus is the little metal case they come in for storage. A negative......one of my needles broke while in my project bag. Some kind of pressure must have been put on it. Definitely a risk with size "0". And the needles only come in dark wood which makes working on dark yarn a big challenge. But I love these needles.