Knitter's Pride Cubics Fixed Circular Needles - US 8 (5.0mm) - 32" Needles Reviews
The cuboid shape in a square cross-section gradually gives way to perfectly tapered birch wood needle points gives way to a unique ergonomic shape that provides comfort to the hand and yields uniform stitch formation.
Elegant, densified, laminated Symfonie Rose wood is rich in appearance, yet lightweight, strong and flexible. You can also read the full description or view all Knitter's Pride Cubics Fixed Circular Needles.
They feel nice in my hands and the yarn slides well across the wood and across the join. The only reason it is not yet 5 stars is because I can not yet say that they have longevity because I have not owned them all that long.
I used these to complete a baby nightgown. I didn't have a noticeable change in guage.
I like the way they feel in my hands. The wood is smooth and feels sturdy. The surface is smooth but not slick. The cable is flexible but not flimsy and the join is smooth.
As far as the claim to be better for those with carpal tunnel or other hand issues, I found that I could knit somewhat longer before my hands began to complain.
I discovered square needles by accident. Then I realized that when I used them, I had less hand pain. Then I realized that even those pesky p3tog combinations, that often dropped a stitch somewhere, were easier. I'm hooked!
I love square needles, I love wood needles, I love circular needles with a cable that is soft but not too soft--these are perfect for two-at-a-time, toe-up, magic loop socks. I will be buying more of these.