Originally Posted by Darby
I should have titled it "metal" LOL!! I don't know why I said steel. oh well.... I think you all got the idea
I'm knitting up a cardigan now and the yarn is an acrylic/cotton blend and I didn't like using my bamboo needles (while doing swatch). So, I tried a pair of metal ones and LOVE them with this yarn. I have just about every size of circulars in bamboo and now I want metal ones!! Except when doing socks. But I can't afford or see doing that big of a switch. I wish I had the money to buy the addi-clicks set! Someone in my knitting group has a set - looks so handy.
I don't have any problems using my bamboo ones using wool yarns.
I prefer stainless steel over nickel, and actually thought that is what you meant with your topic LOL
HiyaHiya's are stainless steel, great quality in both fixed and interchangeable circs (which swivel), go down to size 2 in interchangeable (smaller in fixed circs) I find the steel slightly less slippery than nickel but not as grabby as bamboo, so it's the perfect world for me. They are also very budget friendly. They aren't as sharp as knitpicks but they are coming out with bamboo and lace tips this coming year.