Love the smooth, light-weight wood, finely crafted points, and flexible no-fight no-fright dependable fixed cables. Also like the quickly identifiable color-coded needles with stamped sizes. Joints are generally very smooth, although I did need to smooth one with a very fine emery board.
I am just realizing these are my first wooden needles. I have been knitting for years and usually use steel. Maybe I am comparing apples to oranges but I am in love with these! So comfortable and lovely. Great points, so smooth and pretty. They are my new stealth needles since there's no clickety clack like the metal ones. I want some in every size!
I have a set of straight needles, and many circular and dpns. Love how they knit - smooth and well joined. However, lately I have had several break. At first I returned them, but as they continued to break, I have had to switch brands. Company needs to take note.
On a whim I picked up the set of the Dreamz interchangeables at my local yarn store. I have knit with all brands over the last 20 years and wish I could trade them all in for Knitters Pride. The points are great, the cables are perfect for magic loop and the yarn glides nicely on them. I love the colors too. Now they are the first thing I look for when I check out a new yarn shop, but love knowing I can get them at JBW and they come really fast!