Originally Posted by Jan in CA
It's the cable/cord. If you've never used anything else you won't know the difference, but if you try the Options/Harmonies or Addis you'll see what we mean. It's a world of difference!
Hm. I'd heard people that fussed about yarn snagging on the places where they connect to the needle. Is that what you mean? I haven't had that problem. Then again, I have the hand strength to get them screwed together nice and snug.
I've tried several just plain 'ol one-piece circulars. None of the others I've tried seems any better or worse. Then again, I've never been the type to want the really high quality tools for anything. My philosophy is one of "does it fail to work consistently? Am I afraid I'll break it because it's flimsy or cheap? Does something about it actually impede me doin' what I'm doin'? No? Great!"
But that's just me, and I'm far from a professional. I can see how someone with more fine-tuned knitting might want more fine-tuned tools.
Oh, and my Boye set was a gift. I am NOT looking a gift horse in the mouth!