only bought the size USA 2 and 3 in this needle to give them a try. I was
very pleased with the feel and the weight of them. They are definitely the
needle to use if you suffer with arthritis or stiffness. They have a
slight give to them without feeling "fragile". The only negative
comment I have is that the points are not very sharp. They have a short
point that is relatively blunt. Lace and cables may be a problem because
of this. But plain old stockinette would benefit from this needle. I also
was disappointed that size 2 is the smallest size available.
love my casein needles, the point is snub but works well with most sock
yarns, they are very smooth and lightweight in my hand. I've had no
problems with bending and no breakage. I also have wood & bamboo
needles but I seem to reach for the caseins more...I just like the feel of
them best, kinda hard to describe.