i know there is no ‘perfect needle’, but, looking at bamboo in KA, Knitters Pride and Hiya- soo - which have the softest cables? Leaning toward the KA
I only know two of those personally and heard good stuff about the other. I think they’d all be fine. I love my birch wood (harmony and sunstruck) from Knitpicks. Knitters pride is very similar.
I have Harmony Wood also and love them. Before buying my set, I used Clover bamboo circulars. They’re quite good and the cables were excellent. I didn’t like the few expensive Addi circulars I bought from my LYS. I spent more time unkinking the inferior cables than I did knitting. Very frustrating. Do try the Clovers. I think you’ll be pleased and they’re reasonably priced.
See, I think the Clover bamboo cable was awful. I’ve heard the interchangeable set is a different cable and very nice, but they can be expensive. I had some inexpensive ones from a craft store. Never again. You had to dip the cable in hot water to make it relax enough to work with and you’d have to do it every time.
I’m with Jan, cannot stand Clover needles. I have actually moved away from using my interchangeables for the most part b/c I do a lot of sock/mitten/hat knitting for my sons. For that stuff I prefer my Addi Turbo’s and 2 at a time magic loop.