Originally Posted by KnitsKnacks
So for someone who is looking for cheaper prices, are the Zephyrs still good quality?
Yes, they are very nice needles!
I worked with Z's for hours when I first got them, as a try out! They didn't get sticky for me.
I find them to be very nice on the hands.
They warm up to you!
Perhaps the 'sticky' issue is personal. Not across the board.
Here might be the answer: purchase a set of TIPS ONLY in your most frequently used size.
And 1 set of 24" cables, too, of course. This will only cost you a few bucks.
Work with the Z's for a few days, or whatever time it takes.
If they perform wonderfully for you...then double back and get the full set. It's always nice to have an extra set of tips and cords in your set. I have extras of lots of my tips.
This is what I did when KP came out with Harmony 10" straights, too. I bought the US8, and worked with them. Finally, I found that I missed not having all the sizes. So about a year later, I purchased the full set of 10" Harmony straights when KP had a sale.
I use straights for binding off a lot, and for other odd jobs. It's nice to just grab one. No screwing on a tip to a cord. Just grab and go.