As you will have read in my last blog post, I did not have much luck with my search for the right fixed circulars for sock knitting. While I love Addi's flexible cable, everything else was simply wrong and knitting with the circulars was more like hard work than fun. So when it came to buying some 2.25 mm circs shortly after, I was wary. I couldn't find my favourite brand in that size so I decided to look for HiyaHiya of whom I had only heard good things. Mind you, that hadn't helped me with my Addi purchase, but I was going to risk it anyway.
I am glad I did: I love my HiyaHiya! The cable is flexible, though Addi's is slightly softer, and the needles themselves are nice and slick. I'm enjoying knitting with these and couldn't resist casting on a pair of socks even though I have no idea what design I want yet. I also like that these cables are blue, which makes a nice change from transparent or KnitPro purple.
The join between cable and needles is perfect and stitches glide across it very easily. No snagging, no resistance and no problems. The needles are sharp and therefore great for socks and lace. I will be knitting some delicate cables, I think, and am sure the needles will master them very well.
I thoroughly recommend these needles, so if you want to give a different brand a try, you'll be fine with HiyaHiya. I hope to buy some more of their needles to expand my collection in the future.
Have you got any HiyaHiya needles? What's your opinion on them? Are there any other brands you think I should try next?