I'm wondering why some circular needles have a bend (maybe a 35-45 degree angle) between the tips and the cable. Anybody know what purpose it serves? It doesn't really seem to help me or hinder me, just wondering why some have it (like Boyes and Susan Bates) and some don't (like Knit Pick Classics or Addi Turbos).
Anyone have a preference for one type over the other? Dumb question, really, we all have an opinion about our favorite needles, don't we.
Since I read Silver's tip about hot water/cold water to tame the Boye cables, I'm loving my old Boyes that I used to despise. I'm thinking seriously about putting my KP Options and Denises on the for sale section and spending that money on more 'stuff'.