There is a very slight catch when sliding the stitches over the join of needle and cable but other than that they are wonderful. I love the sharp points.
I recently added the Sharp Sock Set Interchangeables to my menagerie and absolutely love them. My first use was to switch the size US 2.5, 4 1/2" Sharp Tips in place of the US6, 4 1 /2" Bamboo Tips in my Lace Shawl in progress. After the switch, I found that I was able to maintain much more consistent tension with less friction. I also love the fact that the set came with adapters to use the Size 0, 1, and 1.5 on my small cables.
They are wonderful to knit with. The parts got smoothly and easily. They help make knitting a dream.
The HiyaHiya needle set is wonderful, strong with very smooth joins. I'm just finishing my second pair of socks with them. The rest of my smaller needles just became obsolete, but that's okay, these are much better anyway! I ordered them over the phone, and was, as always, impressed by the great service.
Can't wait to try out the sock needles. Love all my other interchangeable Hiyas.