This is a follow up to my previous review. After using these for maybe half a dozen projects, the red color has worn off the very tips. Very minor and hard to see unless you're looking for it, but does make me more inclined to stick with the plain silver ones from here on out.
My first time using square dpns and they're spectacular. I don't know if they made my sttiches more even but I did notice that stitches stayed on better when doing a disappearing loop cast on. My gauge in size 3 was equivalent to size 2 in standard DPNs. I'm glad that I splurged a few extra dollars for the red version, which is so pretty and festive. These are now my official needles for holiday fingering weight ornament projects.