I purchased these needles because I have a cat that likes to play with the needles and she has broken a few of my wooden needles. I cannot use the metal needles unless they are 100% aluminum due to a bad nickel allergy. The tips were a little bit too pointly and the yarn seemed to get caught on the edge of the silver tip. Also, I think if I had them in either a length of 7 or 8 I may have enjoyed them a little better. However, the needles did not aggervate my hands and I was able to complete the project! So overall, mission accomplished!
I absolutely loved these needles! I bought these needles to make woolen socks, but a more uniform stitch, and they turned out fantastic! These needles allow you to keep your stitches tight, but not to the point where you feel like you are going to break the yarn. I am not 100% if they are aluminum or nickel I was getting a slight reaction to the metal as I was knitting. I have a nickel metal allergy however, since the needles are square, I thought that I might not have been used to the shape. I would highly recommend these! If a 7 long set comes out, I will most definitely be purchasing those as well!