I love these 9 inch circulars for socks, mittens, and sweater cuffs. I have been using sizes 1, 3, and 5 for two years. My socks always come out perfect, no laddering. Once you learn to relax your grip and tension, knitting is so effortless with these, you barely have to move your fingers! I could never go back to using double pointed needles again, other than for starting toes, or making heel flaps and thumbs. I have recently discovered that Handsome Fibers has the best price out there for nine inch circulars.
Note - I knit continental-style and a bit on the loose side.
Reviewed by: Gail Angeluski from Bad Axe and Munising, Michigan on 11/27/2012