The absolute best needles out there. I have an allergic reaction to some metal needles, but never these. The tips are sharp enough for lace but don’t split the yarn, and the cables are super flexible right out of the package with no need to steam them. I’ve never had one of the cables crimp, and the needles have the size engraved into them, so you never have to find a needle gauge. Seriously my favorite needles ever.
This is my second set of ChiaoGoo circulars. They are constructed so that yarn doesn't snag at the point where the needle meets the cable, which is highly annoying with my other circulars. The small sizes of these are ideal for sock knitting.
The cables are the best!
I very much like using these needles and will continue to purchase different sizes as needed.
I have been happy with these needles as I learn the Magic Loop method of knitting in the round. They have lovely sharp points and a cable that is flexible with no memory but always firm with enough to push into stitches. The join is perfect. Paradise Fibers is an excellent source for all knitting needs.