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Fine for the larger needle sizes
on January 18, 2014
I bought this set because I do all of my projects on circulars and was spending way too much money on individual circulars. I still use this set, but I have a few complaints.
First, the yarn - any yarn - does not slide easily over the joint where needle meets cable, specifically when you're using the smaller sized needles (the 5, 5.5, and 6). On individual circulars, the cable is very thin and flexible. Not so with this set. That joint is like a bump, and when the cable is too close in diameter to the needle, it's hard to get the yarn to move from needle to cable and vice versa, slowing me down.
Second, the needles seem too long to me. I think this is because the connection to the cable is SO STIFF, that it effectively elongates the needle. I've started lots of projects on this set that should have been fine on circulars, but had to move to double points because I couldn't strect the work around those long needles.
And lastly, one of the cable connectors consistently unclips, dropping my work.
I do like this set for projects utilizing larger needle sizes, I like that I can add on a cable (with the one trustworthy cable connector) as my work grows, and I like the resin needles (not too slick, no bamboo splinters). I think for the price it's still a worthy purchase (most of the needles are larger than size 7), but for projects calling for a needle smaller than size 7 I've been reverting to double points or purchasing individual circulars.