I've been using these needles for several years now and find them much easier on my poor arthritic fingers than standard needles. The new ones have nice, sharp tips for lace knitting and the company stands behind their products. Personally, I prefer the firm cords, but someone else may like the soft. A great tool!
I have a 16 soft cable Kollage needle, and not only is it easier on my hands than any metal needle of any size, or any other 16 needle that I have, including the wonderful KAs, I'm knitting a toddler sock using magic loop!
Kollage Square Circulars have become my go-to needle. They are fixed, and have a very flexible cable but - the points! The points on Kollage needles are just amazing. Rivaling more expensive options, I find that these are exactly what I was yearning for at the price I can afford to collect. Available in a plain matte silver finish or the Jimmy Bean's exclusive re which does not scrape off with normal use, both are amazing. The square shape fits nicely in your hands, but really doesn't distract from knitting. It also helps them not roll off of a flat surfaces if you can bear to set them down. The square shape is supposed to help regulate stitch size and evenness, but I'm so busy admiring the points, I haven't noticed a change. Joins are smooth and after acquiring many different sets, all are beautifully snag free. The flexi cable has a slight silicon style grip to it, so I've noticed a slight drag on finer yarns, but nothing that slows down quick knitting. The flexi cable is super flexible, bending straight away from the join in any direction: magic loop is a dream with this cable.
I'm very happy with these needles, suggest them every time someone searches for the perfect lace point and am VERY excited each time I order another pair to add to my collection. A Great Product worth the money, which stays in the USA!
I bought these needles, because I read somewhere that they would be beneficial for tight knitters, to help ease the tension. I have not been able to use them just yet, so will have to report back when I do.
I am a fan of the cable though. It's incredibly flimsy and loose.
I love the square shape. They really do help with stitch uniformity. The tips are nice and sharp. The cable is very very supple which sometimes makes it a little harder for the stitches to advance onto the needle when knitting regularly but they are GREAT for magic loop and or knitting from two circulars.
I like these because my hands are not as tired after working on a project I have carpal tunnel but the floppy cord takes getting used to...my project does not seem to slide on the cord like they do on my Addi Turbos. Keep in mind, you may want to order the next size up, it seems as though the current project which suggests an 8 looks like I am using a 7. I would have both these and my Addi's at the ready for any project.