I’ve been wanting to get the Harmony interchangable needles from knitpicks for quite awhile now. I started knitting using straights, which I almost never use anymore. From that I moved on to the boyd needlemaster set. Don’t get me wrong, I thought that those needles were alright, but the cables drove me crazy and I never could seem to get the tips tightly onto the cables, they were always coming unscrewed.
So, a couple of weeks ago, I finally took the plunge and bought the Harmony set. I was a little worried about the purchase, I’d seen good and bad reviews about the needles. The needles did not disappoint me. To start out with, they are beautiful, even more so than the pictures. Knitting with the needles was wonderful, the cables are so flexible and it does not take much to get the tips tight onto the cable. The tips are smooth, and the join seems flawless (some reviewers complained of a bump, but I can’t find a bump, even when I look) the yarn slides smoothly over the whole thing.
To sum it all up, I love these needles. I’ve already got two projects on them, a scarf (the pattern is called “Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks,” such a great name!) and the Wicked sweater from Zephyr Style. I’m working both projects in worsted weight wool, (Malabrigo for the scarf and Paton’s Classic Merino for the sweater) and both are knitting up beautifully on my new needles. I couldn’t be happier!