These were the first set of cabled needles I ever purchased and they completely spoiled me to other brands. They feel fantastic in my hands and I absolutely love how the cable freely rotates in its socket rather than being solidly stuck.
It's hard to say what's best about these: the beautiful smooth rosewood, or the circular cable that doesn't roll itself up! They're easy to use, and don't need soaking like some other circular needles. They're also much more comfortable to my hands than any metal circulars. Love these!
I love knitting with wood, and Lantern Moon needles are the smoothest ones out there. Usually they are so smooth you cannot tell when the yarn goes over the join between the needle and cable. However in one pair that I bought the join is not as smooth as expected, and the yarn does catch there. The needles are so beautiful and smooth to work with that I find I don't really mind....
I have used Lantern Moon Rosewood straights for a couple of years now and am slowly but surely replacing my Addi circulars with LM Rosewood circulars. They are a dream to knit with! Jimmy Beans Wool is my favorite website from which to order. Quick, friendly service!
After reading about the Lantern Moon rosewood circulars in a knitting
magazine, I decided to take the plunge and order a set for
myself. I'm on my first 2 projects using them, and they're
wonderful. There is absolutely no "snag" where the cable and
needle are joined. The rosewood is a pleasure to handle and the
cable doesn't twist and turn. Excellent product that I will
continue to order!