Knitter's Pride Cubics Fixed Circular Needles - US 8 (5.0mm) - 40" 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.
I strongly recommend these needles. My first set I purchased not knowing what they were, and since then, I have bought almost nothing but them. The square shafts on them make them much easier to hold without excessive pressure, and it is much easier for me to get into my stitches I am a very tight knitter with their sharp points combined with being able to slide it along the shaft of the needle and then into my stitch.
I was very anxious to try these because I have issues with my hands and wrists. However, I had to return them because they were too grabby - I felt like I had to drag the yarn along. Since I knit with wooden needles already, I wasn't looking for super slick, but my hands hurt more with the effort of knitting with the cubics needles - but because of the finish, not because of the shape. I returned them, thanks to Jimmy Beans lovely return policy - I will order from them again, just not the same needles.
I bought these needles because all the knitting magazines have beautiful pictures of them and i read rave reveiws. So I ordered them and when they arrived I was really disappointed. I ordered size 7 cubic needles fixed. i was going to order the interchangeable set but these needles feel like plastic and are very fragile. I was knitting with them with wool and the needle snapped at the join. I was flabbergasted that this could happen. I returned my needles--great customer service and cancelled my order for the interchangeable set. Not a quality product. I bought the Clover Interchangeable needles instead...much better.
I used these to knit two at a time toe up socks. The cable was nice and flexible and the area where the needle and the cable meet is really smooth. The cubical shape is great. I find that the cubes are easier to hold and pick up stitches. I liked it so much that I went and bought more! I will say in terms of price these needles are a great value.