I was having some problems with my hands. A tendon in one of my fingers tore, and I had been knitting enough that my hands hurt.
So, I tried these. I expected them to be stiff, but they felt as stiff as the metal needles I had been using. I didn't think they'd help, but I used them anyway, and the difference for my hands was amazing!
These are so much easier on my hands, I can't believe it!
The edges between the metal parts and the carbon shaft isn't smooth, and always seems to be a rough spot to get the stitches past, and that would usually make me not use the needles.
But the benefit to my hands is enough that I'll use them anyway.
Reviewed by: Johann Mitchell from Northern Virginia, USA on 10/30/2014