I love these and I love the way they are packaged. My only complaint was that one of the needles was really rough on the end and kept snagging the yarn. But, since I only use 4 stix for sox....I just put that one to the side and used the other four.
I was delighted to learn that Lantern Moon was making 6 sox stix. It seems I only ever saw the 5 and they were just too short for me. I found the 7 a touch too long. The 6 are perfect. I have them in size 2.5mm rosewood and 2.75 mm in ebony and the both have socks on them. Give them a try, You won't be disappointed. I suggest keeping them in a solid box or ceiinder to protect the tips