I bought both the knit and crochet sets of needles. I was looking for longer crochet needles for doing Tunisian crochet work. I'm a novice knitter/crocher that needs to use needles that aren't made of metal. I've always wanted to learn to use circular needles and thought these sets would be the perfect economical answer to both my needs. I am hughly dissappointed with both sets. The crochet set was suppose to come with instructions for Tunisian crochet, but came with the same generic leaflet that came in the knit set. Both sets advertise that this is the only set of needles you will ever need, because of the interchangable nature of the cords, needles, and connectors, but the sets only come with two connectors and end-disks. To get additional connectores and end-disks, they cost $1.50 a piece at Denise's Website. I'm not sure about anybody else, but I usually have two or three projects going at once. These sets of needles are ok, but need some more R and D work to be great.
I have used several different brands of interchangeable needles and I love the Denise Brand. The connections are smooth and the knitting doesn't slip off the needles. I bought them for myself as a Christmas gift and I also bought the Breast Cancer set, I have a daughter who is a survivor and it's a cause dear to my heart. Give them a try!
I've finished two projects so far and am working on another with these needles and I love them! Very easy to use, and the locking attachments are the best. I've used other interchageables where the cords come unscrewed. No chance of that happening here.
I have several sets of these needles because I like them so much I don't want anything to happen to them! I prefer interchangeable needles. I have all types, metal, bamboo and these. I end up using my Denise needles the most. They are so light and comfortable to use. I have arthritis in my hands and am able to knit longer using them. The only drawback that concerns me is that they are plastic and I live in a hot climate so I wonder if they could lose their shape or melt etc. if I leave my knitting bag in the car. So far though, they have been just fine.