I bought these needles, produced by Skacel, for working on a pair of socks in magic loop. I wanted something with a finer tip due to the small nature of the stitches on a size US 1 needle. I opted for the 40" cable to provide adequate room for knitting two at a time toe up socks.
The cable itself is very supple and bends around with ease. The tips on the lace needles are quite fine, but not so pointed that they poke into your fingers relentlessly lol. The tip is more rounded than spiked which I prefer as I often place my finger tips on the tips of the needles while knitting stitches. The rounded edge also allows the yarn to flow over the needle with ease. The metal is smooth and allows for very fast work as the stitches move across it like a dream, but not so fast that they slip right off. The perfect combination of smooth with some grip. The cable join is seamless and smooth which is great especially with such a thin needle.
Overall these needles are great and I would use them again in the future for any type of project. The only potential drawback I see is possibly the price point. You are looking at around $13-$20 USD for these needles plus shipping if like me you have to order them online. Fiber Wild is my favorite place to order my Addi needles. They have fair prices and very quick shipping turn around times. However, I feel that the quality of the needle makes it well worth the price for me at least.
- thin tip
- pointy but not sharp
- needles slick with some grip
- smooth/ seamless join
- very flexible/ strong cable
- price? you decide