I have to get sock needles for 2@time and I'm trying to decide which ones. I like the taper on the Sunstrucks but think I'd prefer metal. Decisions and dilemmas, what's a knitter to do? LOL I wish they had a sock set of small needles, choose long cables for 2@time or short if you prefer 1@time. I've got 2 set of aluminum dpn for socks and it seems a reasonable way to get the circs too.