Not sure if this had been mentioned as of yet in this thread (I got to page 10 and then gave up) but the overall consensus is that everyone likes their interchangeables', great, as Im interested in them myself. Just one question, everyone here mostly seemed to mention the Denise interchangeables', but any word on the ones made by Boye?
I have both Boye and Denise needles, and I think the Denise are a better investment (unless you will be using a lot of smaller needles--Denise starts at size 5). I wrote about them on page 36.
I prefer the metal and pointier tips on the Boye, but some of the needles in my set were rough at the end where the cord screws in (not sure how many pairs are like this, but it's at least a few different sizes). I didn't notice this for a few projects, but when I switched to a more delicate yarn, it snagged each stitch
. I mangled them to keep them from doing this, but it's not pretty and still not completely smooth. Also, the skinny cord ends in a larger bump at the join which can catch stitches when knitting at smaller gauge.
The Knit Picks Options look nice, but it didn't look like they went up to size 19 so I got the Denise instead.