and these circulars are my only set, but definately worth the hefty price in this case They are polished aluminum, nice and light and the wool just seems to glide over them. With my other circulars, they tend to catch where the cord meets the needle, but not with my turbos, no stopping to push up the stitches, they just get there on their own. The most important thing about the ones that I have is the very small length so that I can use them for socks, most brands just don’t make them short enough.
I learned to knit socks on double points. I switched to the circulars when I was nursing my 2nd child. I’d been overwhelmed with trying to adjust to the idea of just sitting there, and that I was never actually “getting something done”. With the addi turbos I could knit socks while nursing, even with holding the baby in front. It saved my sanity.