Once you get the needles, you might want to sit down and check them over. While knitpicks gives great customer service, there have been some problems with some of the sets. They are VERY good about taking care of it.
What we did was to first check each cable cord. 2 of 4 had rough spots on them that would catch yarn (run a fingernail or soft silk type cloth down the cord to check). Also check the join where the cable goes into the metal holder.
Then we did the same checking needles. One had a rough spot in the finish.
Then we screwed each set of needles onto a cable. We varied which cables we used to also check the threads on the cables. We had one needle that had bad threads.
I called knitpicks a week ago, gave them the list of problems and they shipped new ones out. I only hit the post office once a week as it’s a bit of a drive (well… .not what a long hauler would consider a bit of a drive :roflhard: but for going to town), and my replacements weren’t here yet :pout:
I’m more of a wood needle person, but wanted the options so I had all the bases covered.
You may want to try wood DPN’s before investing in one kind or the other of those, as some people find wood DPN’s much more managable. I find the wood DPN’s, being lighter, don’t swing around and just stay put better.
It’s really a personal preference thing… I was going to say sort of a Chevy - Ford thing… but maybe it’s more of a Peterbilt - Kenworth thing :??
Some people prefer metal, some wood, and some metal for some things and wood for others!
Enjoy your options! They are arranged well and a great way to carry a wide variety of knitting sizes on the road.