I wouldn’t say I’ve quite entered knitting needle snobbery territory yet, but as I have progressed with my knitting I found that I have developed a preference for using a certain style of needle.
I picked up the acrylic set because they were cheap and I was just learning how to knit. But never really liked how wool and a few other fibers slid across them. If you are a tight knitter, forget it! That first row after the cast on is next to impossible.
My heart really belongs to a metal needle. Although they are a bit slippery at times, I love how the yarn glides over these. The tips are always pointy. And I find the *click, click* of the needles together rather soothing.
I also have the sticky needle problem with some wood and bamboo needles, giving exception to Harmony Wood Needles.
Harmony Needles are perfectly in between Acrylic and Metal: a little grip, a little glide. And I like ’em!
Farewell, Acrylic Needle!