We just love to talk about needles!!!
I think the best interchangeable needle set is the Addi CLICKS.
I also think Addi circs pf any type are the best quality, especially with the new ultra flexible BLUE cord.
However, the Addi CLICKS are pricey! Really, too pricey!
So next in line IMHO are KnitPicks Interchangeables. I love all three types:
Nickel Plated, Harmony wood, and Zephyr acrylics.
I bought the Boye Needlemaster set a while back. Brand new, from Joann.com, on sale for about $44. It is nice, but not as nice as KP or Addi.
Anyhoo, I love it when someone resurrects a new WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEEDLES thread! We all love to talk about needles, and I never tire of it! :yay:
My recommendation for a newbie knitter: purchase the KnitPicks full set of Zephyr Interchangeables...and branch out from there. It's a great set, and very affordable!