Used this for making a Morgan flat cap. Lovely feel and has a nice drape but not too much! after blocking. Can be a bit difficult to frog - the fuzzy nature of the yarn makes it catch on itself and if you tug too hard it can break. Also means it is a bit prickly - not soft enough for next-to-skin projects except mittens. Very blurry stitch definition which was great for the project but difficult for swatching! All in all, would totally use this yarn again for the right project.
I got these just to see how knitting with square needles goes. It's kind of wild! It's a bit weird, holding on to a square sided needle, but my hand is more relaxed as I grip so I imagine that would lead to begin able to knit longer without stress. I think the shape will take a bit getting used to but the ease of grip will make it worth it. Do wish the cables swiveled, though.
Pros: These are very smoothly textured with a lovely, almost seamless join. The point is not super pointy but it's pointier than the other bamboo needles I've used. I also like the cable quite a lot - it's flexible and supple and I think it's pretty super cool that they have the length printed on the cable. The way the cable and needle connect is pretty neat, too. It reminds me of how my stirring attachments connect to my Kitchen-Aid mixer.
Cons: Dude, these needles are long. The wood parts are longer than the wood sections on any other needle I have and the metal connector adds another inch to them. And that's without the cable attached. The metal connector on the cable adds another half inch, putting the total size of these needles at 5-1/2 long. [I know there are those out there with a preference towards longer needles but for me, I tend to go for shorter - not only does it feel a bit less awkward in my hand but the way I hold the needle, the typical 5-1/4 needles are just the right size to hit my palm to where I end up bending down the cable at the join. It's not a hard bend and doesn't damage the cable, but it can be a bit of a hassle to fight against. It is possible, though, that the extra length on the Addis will make them long enough where I won't have the cable bend problem occur so I'll only have to see how tired my hand gets holding them when knitting for long periods of time.] My second problem here is that the cables don't swivel. I think if the cable swiveled, these would be my perfect needle, regardless of length.
I like this cable quite a lot - it's flexible and supple and I think it's pretty super cool that they have the length printed on them. The way the cable and needle connect is pretty neat, too. It reminds me of how my stirring attachments connect to my Kitchen-Aid mixer. I do wish these swiveled, however. If they did, they'd be practically perfect.