I will be using cubics needles from Knitter's Pride from now on whenever I need dpn's!! They, like all KP needles, have great points and these are made of beautiful rosewood. Needless to say, the cross-cut square shafts make it super easy to pick-up even the most splitty yarn. I only have #1 and #6 sizes...time for more!
I LOVE these cubic needles! If my husband could find the dishwasher, perhaps I would not have knocked him down from #1 to #2, but that's the breaks when you live with a knitter.
A knitter who could only knit one or two rounds at a time because her Rheumatoidic claw hands couldn't do more.
Until I stumbled upon these cubics! I got my (dubious) double points yesterday and knitted for well over an hour, only stopping to go to bed, and it was all I could do to not pick up my knitting and finish my sock.
LOVE. The. Needles!
My stitches are more even, the needles are easy to hold, they SEEM lighter than my (many many many) others, they are freaking gorgeous to look at, they feel silky but not so slippery that the yarn slips off too easily, and I just took the leap and ordered the circular set this morning. By the time they come I should have a few finished socks FINALLY. If my husband finds the dishwasher and discovers the door actually does OPEN, I may knit a pair for him, but his status as #2 will not move the needles out of their honored place. : )
I'm surprised by how much I like these. I have sizes 1,2, and 3 and use them for small knitting like baby socks and booties. They are very comfortable, and I seem to squeeze the needles more gently than I do with traditional round needles.