Lovely if you get good ones
I have rated these needles 5 stars, because they are wonderfully lovely to knit with IF you get a pair that have been finished properly. About half of them are not finished properly and are not smooth, but scratchy. If you buy these for the first time and the needles scratch against each othe when you knit, at least one of the pair has not been finished properly and is faulty. I have had to return many of these needles before I have finally got a whole set of good ones. However, I have to say, it has been worth the trouble and effort. They are the best needles I have used apart from Addi Premium (NOT the ones you get in their sets, which are awful). No-one can beat these needles, however, for their quality. Persevere, return bad ones until you have a pair of good ones, and you won't be disappointed.