I bought several sets of these needles and all but one have very dissimilarly shaped tips. when working in the round i have to make sure i cast on so that the good tip is in my right hand. This bothered me but not entirely as most of my knitters pride products are this way. I think its saying something that they can get their customers used to this sort of thing. Its been about 6 months and after one project the nickel plating is chipping off my US2 set. they are more expensive than Addi sock rockets which are always uniform. if you are working with US3 -US6 i think these are great. For socks or any lighter weight projects not so much.
OK - first pair of circulars by Knitter's Pride. After hearing so many amazing reviews of the Karbonz, I was delighted to order my first pair.
Lightweight - WOW - they are such a beautiful weight and a feel amazing. - one star
The tips of these needles are divine - very sharp and handle my fingerling weight with great ease.
The join, from tip to needle - snag. The join from needle to cord - snag.
My gorgeous silk alpaca snagged - OK will not be deterred. Alpaca silk is sometimes finicky. So cast on merino silk swans island - snag, snag, snag - four rows in DONE with snagging.
Batter Up - now trying rowan fine tweed. Will come back if it does not snag and report.
I am a speedy knitter, I don't want to fiddle with my yarn as it moves across - not one but two different joins on a needle, this slows me down to such a degree it is a nuisance. I moved back to my addi's for said projects above. Really hoping I got a bunk pair that made it through QC.
I usually use cubis needles but the don't come smaller than size 4. So when I needed smaller I decided to try the Karbonz needles. They are so light weight yet sturdy. They knit beautifully. I will buy more and would highly recommend them.
I really like these needles. They seem quite different, light weight like plastic, but strong, the joins are excellent. So far I have knitted a lace scarf, and am working on socks, both with fingering yarn. I really like them so far. I have a set of addi clicks, which I really love, but I would much rather have one of each of these, if I could. My only wish, is if the tips were more pointed, but they did work fine with fingering yarn.