Lovely needles that are a pleasure to knit with. Smooth needles and not too blunt, the join is great.
I may just have been unlucky. The last pair I bought snagged the yarn after knitting a few inches of a swatch.I discovered a large/deep crack in the needle. Wooden needles are fragile, but I do not expect a $ 24 pair of needles to have cracks after knitting only a few inches.
I knitted Frieda from the first Alpaca Silk Book in Indigo. The yarn is
very soft and nice and stich definition in the cable is very beautiful..
However, the sweater pills esp. where there is a lot of wear (elbows,
edges etc) and the ends woven in are now visible on the outside.
This is visible after only 3 days of use. Then there are all the small
hairs giving sort of a fuzzy mohair look...
In conclusion, I should have spend my $ 140 on something else.