During my travels I ended up in a discussion about my favourite needles. I’ll admit, it changes from time to time. I’ve tried a variety of sock needles (bamboo; metal; square; round; 5, 6, or 8 inch) and my favourites for about a year are the basic metal Knit Picks 6 inch double points.
My current obsession though is my Knitter’s Pride Marblz I purchased for mittens. I did buy them because they were so pretty, but the fact they come in a 6 inch size was a big draw too. I sometimes find it’s a difficult length to find larger (non-sock) needles in, and for me 8 inch needles are awkward with the few stitches per needles required for mittens.
I was a little nervous when I started knitting with them; they felt very bendy and I was worried how they would hold up. Granted it’s only been a pair of mittens, but they aren’t showing any signs of permanent bends. I like that they have enough “grip-tion” so the stitches stay put but will still easily slide off when knitting.
And did I mention they were pretty?