One of the most loved circular needles around here. The nickel coated brass (or brass for the lace needles) are smooth and fast. The joins are exceptional and the cables never "kink". What more could you want in a circular needle? The new lace needles have narrower tips designed with lace knitting needs in mind. Here at Wildflower we like to make socks on two circular needles and using one silver and one gold is the perfect blend to keep the needles straight.