Im very new to knitting and my husband has offered to get me a knitting needle set. I like the wooden harmony, but dont know if I should get the straight or the circular set. If people could give me the pro and cons of both I would be so greatful
I like the circulars. You don't have to knit in the round , you can use them as straight needles. They keep the weight off of your wrists and arms more than straight needles. Don't know if what you are considering are interchangables but interchangables are great. I'm sure there are cons but I really like interchangable circular needles.
Add me to the circular vote...you can use them as straight, but you cannot you straight as circular. My hubby bought me an interchangeable set a couple of years ago and I am addicted now ... I am working on getting set #3 for Christmas.
I have both sets of harmony needles. Depending on your preference and finances both styles are needed. Sometimes you get in the mood to knit "straight" and at other times, "circular". Sometimes the project also dictates what needle type is needed. Shawls, afghans, etc. usually call for cirulars because of the number of stitches to be casted-on. After knitting for 30 years, I have all types of needles and use them whenever the mood dictates. My preference - metal. Love the new Signatures. Hope this helps.